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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 report presents the joint research findings and conclusions on child labour, forced labour and human trafficking linked to global supply chains from the ILO, the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), the International Organization for Migration (IOM), and the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF), under the aegis of Alliance 8.7. It is the first attempt by international organizations to measure child labour, forced labour and human trafficking in global supply chains.

PublisherAlliance 8.7
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LanguageEnglish
Region/CountryEast Asia and Pacific, Global, South Asia
IB Topics: SDGs, Youth
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This issue brief, part of a series published by ANDE in 2019, is designed to create a common knowledge base from which the Small and Growing Business (SGB) sector can work in the hopes of advancing towards selected development goals. This brief explains how SGB support organizations can help achieve SDG 8, Decent Work and Economic Growth, through the examination of SGBs as job creators in emerging markets, SGBs as drivers of economic growth in emerging markets, and SGBs and the changing nature of work.

PublisherANDE
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LanguageEnglish
Region/CountryGlobal
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IDH’s detailed 2018 Annual Report reports on our achievements against the 2018 Annual Plan. The structure of the Annual Report both mirrors the structure of our 2018 Annual Plan and acts as a continuation of our 2017 Annual Report (including some improvements). The information is presented by program and by landscape.

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Author
LanguageEnglish
Region/CountryGlobal
IB Topics: SDGs
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IDH convenes companies, CSOs, governments and others in public-private partnerships. The IDH Annual Report 2018 highlights the activities of IDH and their partner network towards reaching the SDGs. 

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Author
LanguageEnglish
Region/CountryGlobal
No

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
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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)
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AuthorM. Heinrich-Fernandes
LanguageEnglish
Region/CountryGlobal
Sector
No

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)
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AuthorJ. Parker, S. Trémolet
LanguageEnglish
Region/CountryGlobal
Ghana, Haiti, Kenya, Peru
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GlobeScan and Business Call to Action (BCtA) partnered to launch the 2018 State of Inclusive Business Survey to help advance core business activities that are inclusive of low-income populations and contribute to the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). This report provides practical insights for companies on inclusive business, and identifies drivers of inclusive business motives and likelihood to commit. Stakeholders who took part in this study are all from BCtA’s own database of members and contacts, as well as GlobeScan’s community of sustainability professionals.

PublisherGlobeScan, Business Call to Action (BCtA)
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AuthorE. Whan, T. Malmqvist
LanguageEnglish
Region/CountryGlobal
Sector
No

This report is primarily written for business and its role in supporting education and the SDGs. It is also meant to support the education community and other organisations with a stake in advancing education and training for sustainable development. The report shares a selection of good practice examples and insights that are intended to help raise awareness, spark new ideas and inspire more opportunities for collaboration. The project was led by Business Fights Poverty, Pearson, Arizona State University and PRME, an initiative of the United Nations Global Compact.

Publisher
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AuthorN/A
LanguageEnglish
Region/CountryGlobal
IB Topics: SDGs
SectorEducation
No

This report reiterates the need for impact investors to raise and direct new capital to help meet the SDGs by 2030 and showcases how select impact investors are taking action. This compendium of five case studies describes how the goals can be woven into the various stages of the investment cycle, as well as investors’ motivations for doing so, advice for other investors, and outlook for the industry. Each case study also provides an example of an investment that contributes to the SDGs. 

PublisherGIIN
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AuthorA. Pineiro, H. Dithrich
LanguageEnglish
Region/CountryGlobal
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