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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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Measuring Unilever’s Economic Footprint: The Case of South Africa
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This case study assesses Unilever's socio-economic footprint in South Africa; it reviews the company's impact on the growth, development, society and environment in the country. It outlines that the company's direct impacts are those felt by its 3,000 suppliers and their 20,000 employees due to the company’s purchases of goods and services from them; and its indirect impacts include those felt by its suppliers’ suppliers owing to the orders they receive.

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Publish Date
AuthorE. B. Kapstien
LanguageEnglish
Region/CountrySub-Saharan Africa, Global
South Africa
SectorRetail, Manufacturing or Consumer Goods
No
Inclusive Business in Agrifood Markets: Evidence and Action: A report based on proceedings of an international…
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This report documents the 'Inclusive Business in Agrifood Markets conference' which aimed to assess how modernisation of the food system can include and benefit small-scale farmers. It focused on understanding if new food giants could be partners in the economic growth of rural areas; if small-scale farmers could meet the high expectations for food quantity, quality and safety; and if policy could help to make successful market linkages between business and small-scale farming.

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Publish Date
AuthorB. Vorley, F. Proctor
LanguageEnglish
Region/CountryGlobal
SectorAgriculture or Food
No
ADB Strategy 2020: Working for an Asia and Pacific Free of Poverty - The Long-Term Strategic Framework of the Asian…
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This report details the ADB's strategic framework for its operations to 2020. It reaffirms ADB's vision of an Asia and Pacific free of poverty and its mission to help developing member countries improve the living conditions and quality of life of their people. 'Strategy 2020' identifies the drivers of change which shape its operations, such as developing the private sector, encouraging good governance, supporting gender equity, helping developing countries gain knowledge, and expanding the ADB's partnerships.

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Author
LanguageEnglish
Region/CountryEast Asia and Pacific
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Sector
No
UN International Year of Sanitation: It is time for business to act
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This report argues that providing access to improved sanitation is good business and poses strong economic returns. Through case studies from Borouge and Borealis, Dow Chemical, GHD, ITT, Procter & Gamble, Coca-Cola Company, Unilever and Veolia, it highlights what solutions the private sector has provided to the global sanitation crisis.

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Author
LanguageEnglish
Region/CountryGlobal
SectorWater, Sanitation or Waste Management
No
The Business Role in Achieving a Green Revolution for Africa
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This report outlines the World Economic Forum's Business Alliance Against Chronic Hunger’s work in Kenya and its implications for the role of business in bringing about a 'Green Revolution' for Africa. It elaborates on key lessons learned from the Alliance and it highlights a set of business models that strengthen food value chains.

Publisher
Publish Date
AuthorL. Dreier
LanguageEnglish
Region/CountryGlobal, Sub-Saharan Africa
Kenya
IB Topics:
SectorAgriculture or Food
No
Un Enfoque Empresarial sobre Negocios con el Mercado de la Mayoría: Proyecto Mapeo del Sector Privado
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Este reporte, basado en entrevistas a ejecutivos de alta gerencia, recopila información sobre las actuales motivaciones, estrategias, incentivos, obstáculos y beneficios percibidos por empresas que trabajan en la Base de la Piramide en trece países de América Latina y el Caribe.

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Author
LanguageSpanish
Region/CountryLatin America and the Caribbean
Sector
No
Los Negocios Inclusivos en Colombia
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Este informe presenta nueve experiencias de desarrollo de negocios inclusivos por parte de grandes empresas colombianas en distintos sectores—agroindustrial, manufacturero, financiero, energético y de servicios—. En todos los casos presenta los antecedentes de la empresa, el modelo de negocio inclusivo generado y los logros y aprendizajes.

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Publish Date
Author
LanguageSpanish
Region/CountryLatin America and the Caribbean
Colombia
Sector
No
Innovación en modelos de negocio: La base de la Pirámide como campo de experimentación
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Este artículo plantea que los modelos de negocios en los mercados de renta baja representan diversas oportunidades para las empresas, en particular para el desarrollo de nuevos productos y servicios.

Publisher
Publish Date
AuthorJ. Mutis, R. Costa, J. Enric
LanguageSpanish
Region/CountryGlobal, Latin America and the Caribbean
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Sector
No
Hacia una cadena de valor de biodiésel en El Salvador
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Este estudio presenta un análisis general de la situación actual de la cadena de valor del biodiésel en El Salvador. Se enfoca en mostrar la historia de la cadena, los actores principales alrededor de la misma, el análisis del entorno, una descripción del mercado, las relaciones entre los actores más importantes y la rentabilidade la cadena. Dicho estudio se aplica por igual para el higuerillo, tempate o piñón. No incluye a aceite de palma.

Publisher
Publish Date
AuthorC. Pérez
LanguageSpanish
Region/CountryLatin America and the Caribbean
El Salvador
IB Topics:
SectorAgriculture or Food
No
Las empresas frente al desafío de la pobreza: estrategias exitosas
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Este informe expone maneras en cómo el sector privado puede desarrollar modelos de negocios inclusivos que permitan incluir a los pobres en los negocios. Esto presentando una descripción del mercado de los pobres, sus desafíos y cómo crear valor para todos.

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Author
LanguageSpanish
Region/Country
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