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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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Social Impact Investment (SII) is a strategy that seeks to solve key societal challenges. The study sets out the rationale behind and the definition of SII and analyses the different components of the SII ecosystem. It looks at trends and challenges in SII in the EU, highlights a number of successful SII market initiatives, and makes recommendations on potential EU-level measures.

PublisherEuropean Parliament
Publish Date
AuthorB. C. Scheck, F. Lipparini, I. Styczynska, R. Mackeviciute, Z. Martinaitis
LanguageEnglish
Region/CountryEurope and Central Asia
Sector
No

This brief examines the contribution of the G20 in facilitating the implementation of its member countries’ sustainable development goals. In order to revive their respective economies, governments globally are ramping up their efforts to promote more sustainable and inclusive business practices. The SDGs can serve as a yardstick to guide the restructuring of the countries’ respective strategies.

PublisherObserver Research Foundation
Publish Date
AuthorP. Kukreja, T. M. Goyal
LanguageEnglish
Region/CountryGlobal
Sector
No

This guide aims to stimulate thinking and exchange within companies and external partners about what business models for more decent jobs should look like. It demonstrates how fundamental changes can be made to improve job security, equality, health and wellbeing without impacting business competitiveness, growth and profitability. It also provides practical case studies and a framework for both evaluating the quality of jobs and also enhancing them.

PublisherBusiness Fights Poverty
Publish Date
AuthorR. Gilbert
LanguageEnglish
Region/CountryGlobal
IB Topics: Employment
Sector
No

What if world-leading organizations teamed up to develop, experiment with, and scale technology and business solutions to global poverty? This report is a reflection of the Practical Impact Alliance (PIA)’s journey and what MIT D-Lab learned from building and supporting the PIA network. The insights are also relevant for other intrapreneurs, practitioners, and network operators seeking to drive innovation, build capacity or foster collective action in the inclusive business or international development sectors.

PublisherMIT D-Lab
Publish Date
AuthorA. Epting, S. Benhayoune
LanguageEnglish
Region/CountryGlobal
IB Topics: Partnerships
Sector
No

The 25th edition of the Sahel Quarterly focuses on financing for small and medium enterprises in the agricultural sector in Africa. It explains the various available lending options for growth financing and aims to demystify private equity financing options. In addition, it focuses on the opportunities and challenges in the agricultural sector, including government policies and sustainability.

PublisherSahel Research, Nourishing Africa
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AuthorF. Okuwobi (editor)
LanguageEnglish
Region/CountrySub-Saharan Africa
No

The report describes the current investing in impact landscape in Indonesia. Based on desktop research, interviews and survey data, it finds that a growing number of mainstream investors are investing in social enterprises. In a similar pattern, numerous entrepreneurs not being defined as social enterprises do have an important contribution to impact and the SDGs’ achievement. 

PublisherAngel Investment Network Indonesia (ANGIN)
Publish Date
AuthorB. Atika, D. Soukhasing, S. Susanto
LanguageEnglish
Region/CountryEast Asia and Pacific
Indonesia
Sector
No

The Guidelines for the Promotion of Inclusive Business in ASEAN serve as an outline on how inclusive business can be supported at the national and regional level, and what institutional setup is required to do so. The document was endorsed by the ASEAN Economic Ministers at the 52nd ASEAN Economic Ministers’ Meeting on 25 August 2020 for use as a non-binding reference framework. It was also shared to the relevant stakeholders during the Third ASEAN Inclusive Business Summit held on 29 September 2020.

PublisherASEAN
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Author
LanguageEnglish
Region/CountryEast Asia and Pacific
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Yes

This report aims to capture characteristics of the impact investing sector in Latin America over the past two years, based on a sample of impact investors active in the region. Through institution-level and deal-level data shared by these investors, it gives a snapshot of where and how capital is being allocated and identifies challenges that the ecosystem faces. The report focuses on the region widely while taking a deeper dive into three of the region’s largest markets: Brazil, Colombia, and Mexico.

PublisherAspen Network of Development Entrepreneurs (ANDE)
Publish Date
AuthorA. Davidson, M. Guttentag, V. Hume
LanguageEnglish
Region/CountryLatin America and the Caribbean
Brazil, Colombia, Mexico
Sector
No

This edition of The State of Agricultural Commodity Markets focuses on how markets can bring us closer to achieving the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. SOCO 2020 offers a detailed analysis of the major global trends in agri-food markets and trade to identify how to reap economic, environmental and social gains and spur overall development. The report also looks at policy responses to address the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic on food value chains, both nationally and globally.

PublisherFood and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations
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Author
LanguageEnglish
No

Dalberg Advisors, Philanthropy California, and the Council on Foundations surveyed more than 250 U.S. foundation leaders and conducted fourteen in-depth interviews to understand how the US philanthropic sector is responding the Covid-19 crises and public outcry against racism. The report assesses how the sector is changing through three lenses: Resourcing, priorities, and internal operations. Across all three areas, it finds significant shifts in practices yet few examples of truly sharing power.

PublisherDalberg
Publish Date
AuthorM. Haymon, S. Jayaram
LanguageEnglish
Region/CountryGlobal
IB Topics: Impact Investing
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No