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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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Financing the future of Asia
80

Around the globe, a wave of innovation is sweeping across the financial sector, from public equities to bonds, real estate to insurance, venture investing to small-business lending. In each of these areas, innovative players are using an ever-growing range of instruments to achieve social and environmental benefits, while producing attractive returns. This is the exciting field of sustainable finance, and it is growing fast. Nowhere is the opportunity for sustainable finance greater than in Asia, and only a sliver of this opportunity has been realized.

PublisherFSG, AVPN, The Rockefeller Foundation
Publish Date
AuthorA. Agarwal, H. Koh, J. Thuard, R. Garg
LanguageEnglish
Region/CountryEast Asia and Pacific, South Asia
China, India, Indonesia
IB Topics: Finance for Inclusive Business, Impact Investing, Innovation
Sector
Sizing the impact investing market
16

This report provides an in-depth analysis of the current size and composition of the impact investing market. The GIIN estimates the current size of the global impact investing market to be $502 billion. Based on the collation of AUM data on more than 1,300 impact investors around the world, this research also underscores the diversity of the market, capturing data from many types of investors. These include asset managers, foundations, banks, development finance institutions, family offices, pension funds, insurance companies, and others. 

PublisherGlobal Impact Investing Network (GIIN)
Publish Date
AuthorA. Mudaliar, H. Dithrich
LanguageEnglish
Region/CountryGlobal
IB Topics: Finance for Inclusive Business, Impact Investing, Scale
Sector
Accelerating progress: An empowered, inclusive and equal Asia and the Pacific
72

The report proposes a framework of synergistic elements necessary to advance inclusion, empowerment and equality. It provides evidence that promoting empowerment and inclusion are necessary approaches to reduce inequality and accelerate progress towards a broad array of Sustainable Development Goals. It draws out policy messages on how an empowerment-and-inclusion approach to policymaking can be fostered.

PublisherAsia-Pacific SDG Partnership
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Author
LanguageEnglish
Region/CountryEast Asia and Pacific
IB Topics: Policy and Government , SDGs
Sector
Donor engagement in innovative finance
35

Donor agencies seek to engage the private sector for development results. This paper represents a first step to explore concepts around leveraging private finance for achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). It critically reviews four concepts that frequently feature in current discussions: Innovative Finance (often used as an umbrella term for approaches to leverage additional finance as well as other practices), Blended Finance, Impact Investing, and Results-Based Finance.

PublisherDonor Committee for Enterprise Development (DCED)
Publish Date
AuthorM. Heinrich-Fernandes
LanguageEnglish
Region/CountryGlobal
IB Topics: Finance for Inclusive Business, Policy and Government , SDGs
Sector
The State of Social Enterprise in Malaysia
114

This study provides an insight into social enterprise in Malaysia, including an estimate of the scale and scope of the sector. It assesses existing policies that are relevant to social enterprise and analyses how these have been implemented.This study is based on quantitative information obtained from a total of 132 survey respondents across Malaysia.

PublisherBritish Council, United Nations ESCAP, the Malaysian Ministry of Entrepreneur Development, Yayasan Hasanah
Publish Date
Author
LanguageEnglish
Region/CountryEast Asia and Pacific
Malaysia
IB Topics: Policy and Government , Results Measurement and Impact
Sector
Myanmar
36

ANDE’s Ecosystem Snapshots are designed to collect basic information about the support available for small and growing businesses in a specific city or country. This information acts as a census of the local actors and represents a specific moment in time.

PublisherAspen Network of Development Entrepreneurs (ANDE)
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Author
LanguageEnglish
Region/CountryEast Asia and Pacific
Myanmar
IB Topics: Finance for Inclusive Business
Sector
Evaluating the potential of container-based sanitation
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The objective of this study is to document and assess existing container-based sanitation (CBS) approaches, with a particular focus on evaluating their safety, reliability, affordability, and financial viability. The report also seeks to identify the circumstances in which CBS approaches are most appropriate. The study was motivated by growing interest in the emerging CBS experiences and by the fact that many governments, city authorities, and financing entities are often not familiar with the approach. The study builds on four case studies: Sanergy, Nairobi, Kenya; Sustainable Organic Integrated Livelihoods [SOIL], Cap-Haitien, Haiti; Clean Team, Kumasi, Ghana; and x-runner, Lima, Peru.

PublisherWorld Bank Group, Global Water Security & Sanitation Partnership (GWSP)
Publish Date
AuthorJ. Parker, S. Trémolet
LanguageEnglish
Region/CountryGlobal
Ghana, Haiti, Kenya, Peru
IB Topics: BoP as customer, Inclusive business models and strategy, SDGs
SectorWater, Sanitation or Waste Management
Project Sage 2.0
28

Even though there is an increase in the size of the private equity, venture capital, and private debt gender lens investing field and the diversity of its offerings, there is still a lack of uniformity in investment processes and definitions.This gender lens investing report offers a global scan of gender lens private equity, venture capital, and private debt funds. 

PublisherThe Wharton Social Impact Initiative (WSII)
Publish Date
AuthorS. Biegel, S. Hunt, S. Kuhlman
LanguageEnglish
Region/CountryGlobal
IB Topics: Gender, Impact Investing
Sector
Social impact investment 2019: The impact imperative for sustainable development
242

This publication is a sequel to the OECD 2015 report on Social Impact Investment (SII), Building the Evidence Base, bringing new evidence on the role of SII in financing sustainable development. It depicts the state of play of SII approaches globally, comparing regional trends, and assesses its prospects, with a special focus on data issues and recent policy developments. Importantly, it provides new guidance for policy makers in OECD and non-OECD countries, as well as providers of development co-operation, development financers, social impact investment practitioners and the private sector more broadly, to help them maximise the contribution of social impact investing to the 2030 Agenda. In particular, it provides four sets of recommendations on financing, innovation, data and policy for delivering on the “impact imperative” of financing sustainable development.

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Author
LanguageEnglish
Region/CountryGlobal
IB Topics: Finance for Inclusive Business, Impact Investing, Results Measurement and Impact
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The role for last mile partners in expanding payments at the base of the pyramid
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This report addresses the opportunity for the private sector to play a role in developing digital payment systems. It highlights various sectors where these opportunities are largely untapped and where global companies can leverage their networks to help bring consumers into the digital economy.

PublisherMastercard
Publish Date
AuthorA. Marra, D. Salazar, M. Rizwanullah
LanguageEnglish
Region/CountryGlobal
IB Topics: BoP as customer, Digitalisation, Innovation, Partnerships
SectorAgriculture or Food, Energy, Retail, Manufacturing or Consumer Goods