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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 summarises findings from a Business Linkages Series event held in Rio de Janeiro that focused on business drivers and key success factors behind participants’ linkage models which help reach base of pyramid consumers. It reviews three broad categories of opportunity: 'buying from', 'distributing through', and 'selling to BOP farmers, micro-entrepreneurs, and small business owners', as well as the relevant challenges and success factors in forming business linkages across the different models.

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AuthorB. Jenkins, E. Ishikawa, E. Barthes, M. Giacomelli
LanguageEnglish
Region/CountryGlobal, Latin America and the Caribbean
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This field guide on social intrapreneurship outlines the characteristics, habits, and approaches of a 'social intrapreneur' - someone who works inside major corporations or organisations to develop and promote practical solutions to social/environmental challenges where progress is currently stalled by market failures. It discusses the challenges and opportunities and draws on in-depth research from twenty leading global corporations.

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Region/CountryGlobal
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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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Region/CountryEast Asia and Pacific
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This report summarizes the findings of the third Business Linkages Series event, held in Rio de Janeiro in 2008. where public and private business linkage practitioners discussed supply, distribution, and sales models that foster entrepreneurship and enterprise development among the BoP. The report points out opportunities to enable access to BoP markets and challenges in the forming of business linkages as well as corresponding patterns of solutions and cross-cutting themes using practical company examples.

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AuthorB. Jenkins, E. Ishikawa, E. Barthes, M. Giacomelli
LanguageEnglish
Region/CountryGlobal
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This second edition of the BoP Protocol provides a succinct guide to how to co-create BoP enterprises on the ground with local community members engaged as partners and colleagues rather than just consumers or producers.

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AuthorE. Simanis, S. Hart
LanguageEnglish
Region/CountryGlobal
IB Topics: Partnerships
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This report discusses two aspects: 'promoting local content as a policy objective' and 'the practical steps to promote local content in infrastructure projects'. It aims to show policy-makers that expanding the local content of infrastructure projects is an achievable objective with real long-term benefits.

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AuthorDr. J. Wells, J. Hawkins
LanguageEnglish
Region/CountryGlobal
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This working paper looks at the challenge for companies operating in situations where there are governance gaps and institutional failures, ranging from repressive and corrupt regimes, to weak public administration, to lack of political will. It illustrates some of the public-private alliances and other institutional innovations that are starting to emerge as a response to these gaps and it recommends five actions for companies to consider.

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AuthorJ. Nelson
LanguageEnglish
Region/CountryGlobal
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This report details three cross-industry initiatives: The OECD Guidelines for Multinational Enterprises; The United Nations Global Compact Principles; and the IFC Performance Standards on Social and Environmental Sustainability. The document aims to provide a user-friendly, balanced and impartial guide to help businesses to navigate their way through the tools available on responsible business conduct in international operations.

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AuthorA.Bohman, G. Minter
LanguageEnglish
Region/CountryGlobal
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This report about a private sector mapping project takes a closer look at the current motives, strategies, incentives, obstacles, and benefits as perceived by firms to enter untapped majority markets. For this purpose, 521 interviews in thirteen countries in Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC) were conducted.

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Region/CountryLatin America and the Caribbean
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This report deals with the positions and experience of various development agencies with industrial clusters and productive chains as a result of their meeting on "Competitiveness of Small Enterprises: Clusters, Business Environment and Local Development". It provides a detailed view on validated industrial cluster approaches and illustrates what to consider to run a successful development project. The role of cluster for social inclusion and poverty alleviation is highlighted as one aspect.

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AuthorM. Romis
LanguageEnglish
Region/CountryLatin America and the Caribbean
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