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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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Africa: The Impact of Mobile Phones
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This report examines the impact of telecommunications rollout in developing countries. It documents the boost to economic growth from greater mobile penetration and finds that, even in remote rural communities, there were fewer barriers to the use of mobiles than might have been expected. It outlines that mobile technology can play a vital role in bridging the digital divide, particularly in rural areas where there is limited access to other forms of communication such as roads, postal systems or fixed-line phones.

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Author
LanguageEnglish
Region/CountrySub-Saharan Africa
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Market of the Majority: The BOP Opportunity Map of Latin America and the Caribbean
4

This factsheet provides data on the size, opportunity and scope of the Base of the Pyramid (BOP) market in Latin America and the Caribbean.

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Author
LanguageEnglish
Region/CountryLatin America and the Caribbean
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No
Business and Ecosystems Issue Brief: Ecosystem Challenges and Business Implications
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This report explores six interconnected challenges that are of particular concern for business as they further affect the integrity of ecosystems and their capacity to provide services: water scarcity, climate change, habitat change, biodiversity loss and invasive species, overexploitation of oceans, and nutrient overloading. It discusses their implications for businesses and provides examples of corporate responses.

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Author
LanguageEnglish
Region/CountryGlobal
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El mercado de la mayoría: Mapa de oportunidades de la base de la pirámide de América Latina y el Caribe
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Este documento presenta un mapeo de la base de la pirámide en 20 países de Latinoamerica, considerando cuestiones de ingreso y gastos.

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LanguageSpanish
Region/CountryLatin America and the Caribbean
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Gestión efectiva de emprendimientos sociales. Lecciones extraídas de empresas y organizaciones de la sociedad civil en…
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Esta publicación desarrolla una guía para la gestión de emprendimientos sociales, abarcando temas de liderazgo, estrategia, cultura organizacional, recursos humanos, finanzas, estructura, relación con organismos gubernamentales y medición de impacto.

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AuthorJ. Austin, R. Gutiérrez, E. Ogliastri, E. Reficco
LanguageSpanish
Region/CountryLatin America and the Caribbean
Sector
No
¿Es posible aliviar la pobreza a través de los negocios?
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Este articulo describe y debate, basado en una investigación de la Social Enterprise Knowledge Network (SEKN), los cambios en las condiciones de vida de las personas de bajo ingresos producto de iniciativas de mercado y si en realidad son posibles estos cambios.

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AuthorR. Gutiérrez, I. Lobo
LanguageSpanish
Region/CountryGlobal
Sector
No
Desafíos para mejorar el acceso de pequeños productores al mercado: el caso del Triángulo Minero en la RAAN, Nicaragua
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Este documento desarrolla las dinámicas de las cadenas productivas de arroz, lácteos, madera, cacao y cerdos en la región del atlántico norte de Nicaragua. Así mismo desarrolla propuestas para mejorar el acceso de los pequeños productores a mercados locales, nacionales e internacionales.

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AuthorS.Cruz
LanguageSpanish
Region/CountryLatin America and the Caribbean
Nicaragua
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SectorAgriculture or Food
No
Soluciones de vivienda y nuevos modelos de negocio al servicio de familias de bajos ingresos
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Este informe presenta una reseña sobre la insuficiencia de las actuales cadenas de valor para viviendas al servicio de poblaciones de bajos ingresis en países en vías de desarrollo, y presenta un análisis de soliciones innovacores para vivienda que han desarrollado emprendedores sociales en el mundo.

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AuthorS. Schmidt., V. Budinich
LanguageSpanish
Region/CountryGlobal
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SectorHousing or Construction
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Investing in Social Innovation: Harnessing the Potential of Partnership between Corporations and Social Entrepreneurs
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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
Sector
No
Leveraging the Development Impact of Business in the Fight against Global Poverty
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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.

Publisher
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AuthorJ. Nelson
LanguageEnglish
Region/CountryGlobal
Sector
No