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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 global spread of Covid-19 has made being an entrepreneur more challenging than ever. Although it seems like a crisis unlike any other, the pandemic has many lessons to offer entrepreneurs working with underserved communities in low income markets. This Manual to Land by MIT D-Lab is more than a Covid-19 guide. It is developed with the broader lens of helping entrepreneurs to better navigate crisis leadership while focussing on your finances, your team or the customer side. 

PublisherMIT D-Lab
Publish Date
AuthorJ. Repishti, T. Klasson-Chenat
LanguageEnglish
Region/CountryGlobal
IB Topics: Inclusive business models and strategy
Sector
No

The report also the enormous potential to invest for impact in public equity markets. According to the report, impact investing in private markets could be as large as $2.1 trillion in assets under management, but only a quarter of that, $505 billion, is clearly measured for its impact, both for development impact and financial returns. The publication includes trends in impact investing, survey results of investor practices, and 32 case stories from signatories to the Operating Principles for Impact Management on how they are implementing them.

PublisherInternational Finance Cooperation (IFC)
Publish Date
AuthorA. Volk, N. Gregory
LanguageEnglish
Region/CountryGlobal
IB Topics: Impact Investing, Policy and Government , Results Measurement and Impact
Sector
No

Key highlights of the report reveal how investor sentiment, a growing recognition that there is no trade-off between impact and financial returns, and the emergence of a millennial generation that wants to work for, and invest in, products that have a positive social and environmental impact are helping drive the impact agenda. The report also examines the barriers and hurdles impact investing needs to overcome, the influence of the Covid-19 crisis, and what LPs look for when selecting GPs.

PublisherUnquote, the Aztec Group
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Author
LanguageEnglish
Region/CountryGlobal
IB Topics: Impact Investing
Sector
No

The Covid-19 crisis is expected to roll back some of the progress made against global poverty over the last two decades, with the greatest impact on individuals at the base of the economic pyramid. Inclusive businesses that expand access to goods, services, and livelihoods for these individuals are responding to the crisis by reorienting and adapting their inclusive business models and operations. This IFC note highlights seven actions that companies are taking to address needs at the base of the pyramid. These actions can be seen as examples of what other businesses could do in response to the needs of those at the base of the pyramid.

PublisherIFC - International Finance Corporation
Publish Date
AuthorA. Geaneotes, K. Mignano
LanguageEnglish
Region/CountryGlobal
IB Topics: Inclusive business models and strategy
Sector
No

Thirteen interdisciplinary research projects were reviewed for this synthesis paper. These projects addressed a range of business processes and innovations by and for small-scale producers and entrepreneurs in the agri-business sectors in countries across sub-Saharan Africa and southeast Asia. The paper stresses that innovations supporting inclusive business are only relevant and effective for the poor and marginalized when they are applicable to a specific problem and context, affordable at low costs, and accessible to all. This Is called the Triple A: applicability, affordability and accessibility.

PublisherFood & Business Knowledge Platform
Publish Date
AuthorD. de Winter, E. Lammers, K. Minderhoud, N. Pouw
LanguageEnglish
Region/CountrySub-Saharan Africa
IB Topics: Inclusive business models and strategy
SectorAgriculture or Food
No

This issue brief summarizes initial evidence from the first phase of the crisis in March and April 2020 regarding the impact of Covid-19 on Small and Growing Businesses (SGBs) and the SGB support sector more broadly in emerging markets. It summarizes current risks, impacts, and needs so that organizations and individuals who support SGBs can better understand what is happening on the ground and most importantly, take action to design and implement more effective interventions.

PublisherDalberg, Aspen Network of Development Entrepreneurs (ANDE)
Publish Date
AuthorA. Davidson, A. Sure, K. Hornberger, M. Guttentag, M. Pedersen, V. Hume
LanguageEnglish
Region/CountryGlobal
IB Topics: Finance for Inclusive Business
Sector
No

This report presents the aggregate findings from the WEPs Gender Gap Analysis Tool, an online resource for companies to anonymously measure their progress toward promoting a gender-equal workplace. As of January 2020, more than 2,000 companies from around the world have already used the tool to assess their gender equality performance across the workplace, marketplace, and community.

PublisherUN Global Compact and Business for Social Responsibility, BSR
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Author
LanguageEnglish
Region/CountryGlobal
IB Topics: Gender
Sector
No

This final factsheet of GCP project “Local and International business collaboration for productivity and Quality Improvement in Dairy chains in SE Asia and East Africa (LIQUID). It provides insights into power balances in formal and informal dairy value chains as related to the inclusive development effects of milk quality improvement activities can be considered as the .

PublisherFood & Business Knowledge Platform
Publish Date
Author
LanguageEnglish
Region/CountryEast Asia and Pacific, Sub-Saharan Africa
Indonesia, Kenya, Tanzania, Thailand
IB Topics: BoP as supplier, Results Measurement and Impact
SectorAgriculture or Food
No

The study identified and reviewed 36 cases of inclusive business models in aquaculture value chains in low-income countries. The team analysed the economic and social upgrading objectives of each of the models and how they led to, or inhibited, developmental outcomes. 

PublisherInstitute of Aquaculture at the University of Stirling, WorldFish
Publish Date
AuthorA. Kaminski, et al.
LanguageEnglish
Region/CountryGlobal
IB Topics: BoP as supplier, Results Measurement and Impact
SectorAgriculture or Food
No

The report by Dalberg quantifies the potential impact of Covid-19 on Nigera's economy, estimating that the pandemic and the projected global recession have the potential to reduce Nigeria’s GDP by 4% in the moderate scenario and by 23% in the downside scenario. Furthermore, the report identifies potential actions to mitigate the economic impacts, and calls for deeper collaboration between the public, private, and social sectors. 

PublisherDalberg
Publish Date
AuthorM. Kleen, N. Eze, S. Kanu
LanguageEnglish
Region/CountrySub-Saharan Africa
Nigeria
IB Topics: Employment
SectorRetail, Manufacturing or Consumer Goods
No