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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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This roadmap is a step-by-step guide for off-grid clean energy companies to identify and adopt strategies to serve female customers more effectively. The roadmap was developed by the Power Africa Off-grid Project following a pilot with GDC member Simusolar to develop a market-focused gender strategy. By following this roadmap, your company can gain a deeper understanding of female farmers’ demands and challenges—distinct from those of men—in gaining access to productive use of energy (PUE) technology. Power Africa is grateful to Simusolar for its collaboration and willingness to share the lessons and tools in this roadmap.

PublisherUSAID
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LanguageEnglish
Region/CountrySub-Saharan Africa
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This research features first-hand insights and lessons learned from 13 last mile distributors (LMDs) that have experience of testing or selling productive use of energy (PUE) products. These kinds of products – from solar pumps and mills, to fridges and freezers – can be transformational for last mile consumers. But ensuring consumers are able to realise income and productivity gains from using these technologies is complex. The learnings presented in this report, in GDC members’ own voices, are not exhaustive; they are intended to help other LMDs to navigate various complexities on their own PUE journey. This report was produced as part of a project in partnership with Solar Sister, and financed by EEP Africa.

PublisherGlobal Distributors Collective
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LanguageEnglish
Region/CountrySub-Saharan Africa
SectorEnergy
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This how-to-guide from the Global Distributors Collective is useful for last mile distributors looking to expand their product offering for customers. Exploring what this means for different distribution models, as well as key factors to consider including market, impact, organisational and logistical fit, the guide also features four case studies from the GDC membership. It was produced via a project delivered in partnership with Solar Sister and financed by EEP Africa.

PublisherGlobal Distributors Collective
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AuthorC. Taylor, E. Colenbrander, E. Schmitz, M. Buisson
LanguageEnglish
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The Centre for Impact Investing and Practices (“CIIP”), together with Accenture and Singapore Management University, developed this field report to achieve three objectives: to illustrate the on-the-ground conversations about impact investing and practices that we hope to engender; to raise awareness of the inspiring impact work that is already underway in Asia; and to convene more discussions on how we can collectively deliver more impact in Asia, for Asia. The report shares insights from in-depth interviews and discussions with investors and businesses. It features case studies on the impact journeys of regional players and puts forward preliminary ideas on how we can advance the impact ecosystem in Asia together.

PublisherCentre for Impact Investing and Practices, Accenture, Singapore Management University
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LanguageEnglish
Region/CountryEast Asia and Pacific, South Asia
IB Topics: Impact Investing
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This research maps 50 funders actively investing in last mile distributors (LMDs) across different stages of company growth - pre-seed, seed, early growth and accelerated growth - to identify gaps and opportunities.

PublisherGlobal Distributors Collective
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LanguageEnglish
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En s’appuyant sur la définition de l’entreprise inclusive du G20 et sur les contributions de dirigeants et de grandes organisations du monde, ce document propose une série structurée de caractéristiques permettant d’identifier les entreprises inclusives avec davantage d’efficacité et de cohérence. C’est la première fois que des voix aussi diverses se rassemblent pour parvenir à un consensus sur les caractéristiques de haut niveau des entreprises inclusives. 

PublisherInclusive Business Action Network (iBAN), Business Call to Action (BCtA)
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LanguageFrench
Region/CountryGlobal
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A partir de la definición de negocio inclusivo del G-20 y con el aporte de organizaciones y líderes mundiales, se plantean una serie estructurada de elementos que permiten categorizar eficaz y eficientemente a los negocios inclusivos. Es la primera vez que voces tan diversas han colaborado para definir de forma consensuada las características de alto nivel de los negocios inclusivos.

PublisherInclusive Business Action Network (iBAN), Business Call to Action (BCtA)
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LanguageSpanish
Region/CountryGlobal
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The report starts by outlining the current state of impact measurement and management. It goes on to shed light on the BCtA’s member companies’ commitments to the SDGs, their adoption of the Inclusive Business model, their engagement with low-income populations in developing countries, and to highlight the main challenges faced by these organizations in measuring and managing impact. It also outlines how Inclusive Businesses can manage their impact on the Bottom of the Pyramid (BoP), leading to enhanced quality of life and increased living standards for their stakeholders.

PublisherBusiness Call to Action / UNDP
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LanguageEnglish
Region/CountryGlobal
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Comment définir réellement l’Inclusive Business ? Parler de populations BoP est-il toujours pertinent ? Quels défis l’écosystème inclusif doit-il surmonter ? Quelles sont ses forces et ses faiblesses ? Quelles opportunités offre-t-il aux entrepreneurs ? L’Inclusive Business est-il l’entrepreneuriat de demain ? Ce livre blanc essaime le concept et tente d’apporter une réponse à chacun de ces questionnements grâce à des exemples inspirants.

PublisherCARE, Agence Francaise de Développement (AFD)
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LanguageFrench
Region/CountryGlobal
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How do we genuinely define Inclusive Business? Is talking about BoP populations still relevant? What challenges does the inclusive ecosystem face? What are its strengths and weaknesses? What opportunities does it offer to entrepreneurs? Is Inclusive Business the entrepreneurship of tomorrow? This white paper expands the concept of IB in an attempt to tackle each of these questions using inspiring examples.

PublisherCARE, Agence Francaise de Développement (AFD)
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LanguageEnglish
Region/CountryGlobal
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