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This database contains a diverse range of more than 2,000 publications about inclusive business and relating topics, such as impact investing, microfinance and market systems approaches. You will find not only reports but also market intelligence, case studies, tools and videos that touch upon of several sectors and regions.

The diverse range of publications in this database all relate to inclusive business - meaning business models that engage base of the pyramid (BoP) consumers, suppliers, entrepreneurs and/or employees in low income and/or emerging markets.

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The Inclusive Business (IB) Features are an update on the framework for companies, policymakers, and investors about what it means to be an inclusive business. This set of features was developed with the input of leading global organizations, which have come together to generate consensus on the high-level characteristics of inclusive businesses. 

PublisherInclusive Business Action Network (iBAN), Business Call to Action (BCtA)
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Author
LanguageEnglish
Yes

This report includes a market study of current inclusive businesses in Viet Nam (with profiles of 18 real and potential IB models) and an assessment of the enabling environment. It also provides recommendations for promoting inclusive businesses.

The landscape study was conducted by the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP) and the Inclusive Business Action Network (iBAN), in order to support the development of an enabling environment for inclusive businesses in Viet Nam. It was produced upon request of the Agency for Enterprise Development (AED) under the Ministry of Planning and Investment (MPI).

PublisherUnited Nations ESCAP and iBAN
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AuthorA. Bauer, H. Mai, J. Tsuen Yip Wong, M. Mikic, M. Pérez Cusó, V. Marcelino
LanguageEnglish
Region/CountryEast Asia and Pacific, South Asia
Vietnam
Yes

This white paper presents an overview of the waste sector in East Africa with a focus on waste-to-value startups. The findings highlights gaps, opportunities, and potential solutions that could accelerate the growth of the ecosystem.

PublisherIntellecap
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AuthorA. Makena, M. Mangeni
LanguageEnglish
Region/CountrySub-Saharan Africa
No

This report offers practical guidance to last mile distribution (LMD) companies seeking digital solutions that can help them to scale up their activities. It focusses on five key areas that will enable them to better engage with digital solution providers: understanding how LMDs can benefit from digitalisation, improving accessibility, financing IT, understanding how to integrate different digital solutions, and helping digital service providers to enter new markets.

PublisherGlobal Distributors Collective, Energy Catalyst
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AuthorG. Jansen, J. Baranda, S. Kanda
LanguageEnglish
Region/CountryGlobal
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This report puts forward a comprehensive policy strategy for greater gender equality in the ASEAN region’s rural areas. Following an overview of the evidence about the size of the women labour market in rural areas, it provides a discussion of the policies to reduce the barriers that prevent an equal access by men and women to quality jobs and to starting new businesses. To help the sharing of good practices, the discussion benefits the lessons from a series of selected case studies in ASEAN countries about local programmes to overcome gender barriers. The final chapter provides a review of the gendered implications of the COVID-19 pandemic on agriculture and farming in ASEAN countries and the coping strategies taken by ASEAN governments.

PublisherOECD, ASEAN
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AuthorA. Goglio, M. Lee, N. Manalili
LanguageEnglish
Region/CountryEast Asia and Pacific
No

This snapshot report details how prioritising green and social enterprises delivers triple returns - economic, social and environmental – in both short and long terms. It analyses the status quo, gaps and potentials of green and social enterprises as well as the SME support landscape in different areas and locations. Building on in-depth SEED-conducted interviews with enterprises and enterprise support providers, green recovery contributions and support opportunities were identified to improve the existing support offers for green and social enterprises in a green recovery context.

PublisherSEED
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AuthorB. Rose, M. Zürker, S. Ong
LanguageEnglish
No

This toolkit was developed as a concise guide to support businesses with pitching their business model to investors. It provides a one-stop shop to help you structure your pitch, make it visually appealing, and tailor it to your specific audience.

PublisherInclusive Business Action Network
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AuthorA. Harris, A. Kaiser-Tedesco, F. Beideck, K. Münster, L. Goellert, L. Jukna, S. Tischendorf (in alphabetical order)
LanguageEnglish
Region/CountryGlobal
Sector
Yes

COMPASS presents a tested, widely accepted methodology to assess and compare impact results. Since impact is inherently multi-dimensional and complex, this methodology is designed to offer investors insight into three critical impact performance figures: scale, pace, and efficiency. This research effort seeks to standardize the components for and process of impact performance analysis, describing each step of the analytic process the GIIN has developed that can be used for aggregate investment-, fund-, or portfolio-level analyses.

PublisherGlobal Impact Investing Network (GIIN)
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AuthorD. Hand, K. McCarthy, N. Nova, R. Bass, S. Sunderji
LanguageEnglish
Region/CountryGlobal
IB Topics: Impact Investing
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No

The social bond market has grown rapidly amid the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic. This report explores ways of maximizing the impact of social bonds for sustainable development and of supporting a well-functioning social bond market. It analyzes the impact areas that social bonds have addressed to date and introduces the impact measurement techniques that are in use and under development. It notes the need for common standards of information disclosure and impact measurement.

PublisherAsian Development Bank (ADB)
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AuthorJ. Hughes, J. Mortimer
LanguageEnglish
Region/CountryEast Asia and Pacific
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No

Based on concrete case studies, this report analyses the landscape for investing in impact in Latin America. It provides insights on the development of this type of investments in the region, the participation of different actors in the ecosystem, the financial mechanisms used, the non-financial support offered, the impact measurement and monitoring tools used, and the exit strategies implemented.

PublisherLatimpacto
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AuthorA. Wagenberg, C. Suárez, J. L. R. de Munáin
LanguageEnglish
Region/CountryLatin America and the Caribbean
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