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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 publication is a collection of several articles which illustrate how to enhance the quality of life of the poor, how to enable all members of society to become productive economic agents, and how to include them in a more democratic society. It presents an overview of the current situation of poverty and inequality in Latin America and the Caribbean, and discusses ways in which the market can help reduce them. It also provides recommendations and measures for both policy makers and actors of the private sector on how to integrate the poor as consumers, producer and supplier into the market and on how to overcome the challenges mentioned.

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AuthorA. Vives, M. Ferroni, D. Malkin, et al.
LanguageEnglish
Region/CountryLatin America and the Caribbean
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This report suggests a conceptual framework on ways through which companies can support social entrepreneurship. It focuses on: (1) a company’s core business operations in the workplace, marketplace and along the value chain; (2) its social investment and strategic philanthropy activities; and (3) its engagement in public policy dialogue, advocacy and institution building. It outlines the ‘business case’ on how alliances can help companies meet their business goals, and offers a set of recommendations for business leaders, social entrepreneurs, foundations and governments on how they can work together to increase the scale and effectiveness of these alliances for mutual benefit.

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AuthorB. Jenkins, J. Nelson
LanguageEnglish
Region/CountryGlobal
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This report suggests a conceptual framework on the contribution of business to development - it focuses on three corporate ‘spheres of influence’: (1) a company’s core business operations in the workplace, marketplace and along the value chain; (2) its social investment and strategic philanthropy activities; and (3) its engagement in public policy dialogue, advocacy and institution building. It provides recommendations and a set of six strategies that companies can apply to protect and/or build both market value and social value.

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AuthorJ. Nelson
LanguageEnglish
Region/CountryGlobal
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This report reviews the potential for business to contribute to public health systems in developing countries - it outlines the challenges facing public health systems and why good health systems matter to business. It discusses the role of the private sector across three areas: core business activities, philanthropy and social investment, and public policy dialogue, advocacy and institution building and it provides successful case examples and initiatives.

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AuthorJ. Nelson
LanguageEnglish
Region/CountryGlobal
IB Topics: Partnerships
SectorHealth
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This report provides an overview of Tanzania's political economy, the growing importance of the country’s private sector, and the enabling environment for small enterprise development and corporate social responsibility. It illustrates three multi-sector partnerships: the Private Sector Initiative (PSI), the Growing Sustainable Business (GSB), and the Cleaner Production Centre of Tanzania (CPCT), all of which pursue a combination of direct economic self-interest and broader development objectives.

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AuthorT. Bekefi
LanguageEnglish
Region/CountrySub-Saharan Africa, Global
Tanzania
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This report provides an overview of Vietnam’s political economy, the growing importance of the country’s private sector, and the enabling environment for small enterprise development and corporate social responsibility. It illustrates two multi-sector partnerships: the Vietnam Business Links Initiative (VBLI) and the Vietnam Cleaner Production Centre (VNCPC), that both aim to address core obstacles to small enterprise development and pro-poor industrialisation in developing countries.

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AuthorT. Bekefi
LanguageEnglish
Region/CountryEast Asia and Pacific, Global
Vietnam
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This paper provides insights into how business models can be structured to generate profits to justify investments, while integrating and serving the needs of the poorest citizens. It uses three cases of successful partnerships from Bangladesh and India. The paper aims to generate ideas about the opportunities available to companies working in tandem with local entrepreneurial organisations to build business models that are able to achieve multiple strategic objectives concomitantly.

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AuthorC. Seelos, J. Mair
LanguageEnglish
Region/CountryGlobal, East Asia and Pacific
Bangladesh, India
IB Topics: Partnerships
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This journal covers different topics of microfinance and microenterprises. It contains articles on sources of microfinance, best practices of microfinance institutes and on the role of the public sector and commercial banks in supporting micro entrepreneurs from the base of the pyramid. It highlights how the poor can access the markets with a special focus on public procurement markets, the development of associations and partnerships and on value chains and linkages.

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LanguageEnglish
Region/CountryLatin America and the Caribbean
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This paper explores how Rio Tinto, a multinational metals and mining corporation has adopted cross-sector partnering as a key approach to building a sustainable and successful company through a community engagement programme that utilises strategic partnerships with NGOs and other organisations.

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AuthorR. Tennyson, S. Hurrell
LanguageEnglish
Region/CountryGlobal
Sector
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This report analyses the success of Kick Start's Money Maker Pump innovation and shows how important it is to provide enabling technologies which the poor can creatively adapt for their own purposes, rather than beginning with a narrow and clearly defined value proposition.

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AuthorE. Simanis, S. Hart
LanguageEnglish
Region/CountryGlobal
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