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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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Building transformational partnerships
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Cargill and CARE’s 50-year partnership offers insights and lessons for anyone looking to build an effective and long- term partnership. This Briefing Paper describes how the partnership has evolved from a primarily philanthropic relationship to one that, especially over the past 10 years, has genuinely drawn on the capabilities, skills and resources of the two partners.

Publisher
Publish Date
AuthorN/A
LanguageEnglish
Region/CountryGlobal
IB Topics: Corporates in Inclusive Business, Partnerships
SectorAgriculture or Food, Education
Supporting Innovation in Inclusive Business in Myanmar
8

The DaNa Facility issued a call for grants through its Business Innovation Window (BIW) in August 2017 to catalyse private sector investment and innovation, and develop inclusive business models in Myanmar by selecting 10-12 organisations to support through matching grant funding. The BIW issued 11 grants in early 2018, ranging in value from £150,000 to £750,000. This case study presents early lessons learned. 

Publisher
Publish Date
AuthorN/A
LanguageEnglish
Region/CountryEast Asia and Pacific
Myanmar
IB Topics: Environmental Impact, Finance for Inclusive Business, Gender, Innovation
Sector
Improving Avocado Production in Chin State and Southern Shan State
8

Case study on Myanmar Fruit, Flower, and Vegetable Producers and Exporters Association (MFVP). The organization received a grant of £531,628 for a project focusing on economic empowerment of highland people in the east and west of Myanmar through upgrading coffee, avocados, and elephant-foot yam (CAEFY) value chains. 

Publisher
Publish Date
AuthorN/A
LanguageEnglish
Region/CountryEast Asia and Pacific
Myanmar
IB Topics: BoP as supplier, Gender, Inclusive business models and strategy
SectorAgriculture or Food
Financing the Sustainable Development Goals: Impact Investing in Action
28

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
Publish Date
AuthorA. Pineiro, H. Dithrich
LanguageEnglish
Region/CountryGlobal
IB Topics: Impact Investing, SDGs
Sector
The Human Rights Opportunity
102

This compendium brings together 15 practical examples of how individual companies and/or multi-stakeholder initiatives are aiming to address human rights impacts and, at the same time, are showing great promise in delivering meaningful contributions to the SDGs. The report is organized around four issue areas, illustrating how they connect to the SDGs: forced labor, living wages, gender equality and land rights.

PublisherWBCSD, Shift
Publish Date
AuthorN/A
LanguageEnglish
Region/CountryGlobal
IB Topics: Corporates in Inclusive Business, Gender, SDGs
Sector
Building inclusive payment ecosystems in Tanzania and Ghana
36

CGAP set out to examine pathways to inclusive payment ecosystems in two Sub-Saharan African countries, Tanzania and Ghana, to learn from their experiences. While this analysis could have highlighted the experiences of any number of countries that have succeeded in developing inclusive payment ecosystems, the Tanzanian and Ghanaian experiences hold unique and complementary lessons.

PublisherThe Consultative Group to Assist the Poor (CGAP)
Publish Date
AuthorC. McKay, M. Mattern
LanguageEnglish
Region/CountryGlobal
Ghana, Tanzania
IB Topics: BoP as customer, Policy and Government
SectorFinancial Services
Leadership and organizational culture in customer centricity
36

What lies behind a successful customer-centric organization? This case study looks at the process by which customer centricity has evolved and has been shaped over time within AMK, a Cambodian microfinance institution (MFI). It shows the crucial role that leadership and upper management play in building and sustaining a customer-centric culture and practice. 

PublisherThe Consultative Group to Assist the Poor (CGAP)
Publish Date
AuthorA. Koning, A. Simanowitz, G. Coetzee, J. Venkatesan
LanguageEnglish
Region/CountryEast Asia and Pacific, Global
Cambodia
IB Topics: BoP as customer
SectorFinancial Services
Opportunities in agricultural value chain digitisation: Learnings from Ghana
32

The deployment of digital solutions in the last mile of agricultural value chains allows agribusinesses to address a wide array of business challenges and increase farmer loyalty, operational efficiency and real-time visibility in the last mile. Digitisation of value chains benefits farmers too, by promoting financial inclusion, enabling transparent transactions and reducing travel times and transaction costs associated with the deployment of near-to-home cash-out points.

Publisher
Publish Date
AuthorA. Javed, P. Loukos
LanguageEnglish
Region/Country
Ghana
IB Topics:
SectorAgriculture or Food
Accelerating Measurement within impact investing: Five critical lessons
10

This case study gives advice to impact investors and investees on new and emerging methods to strengthen their impact measurement practices. The case tracks the WDI team as it pilot-tested a new impact measurement framework with three social enterprises in Nicaragua, Brazil and Peru. The case also provides recommendations to improve the impact measurement practices of investors, as well as the enterprises they support.

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Publish Date
AuthorN/A
LanguageEnglish
Region/CountryGlobal, Latin America and the Caribbean
Brazil, Nicaragua, Peru
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Sector
Belle Verte, Creating sustainable communities in Mauritius through a closed-loop waste management system. SEED Case…
12

Case study on Belle Verte, an ecoinclusive enterprise, which provides innovative waste management solutions and raises awareness on the problem of increased waste in Mauritius. 

PublisherSEED
Publish Date
AuthorC. Meyer, M. Cardiff
LanguageEnglish
Region/CountrySub-Saharan Africa
Mauritius
IB Topics: BoP as distributor, Environmental Impact, Inclusive business models and strategy
SectorWater, Sanitation or Waste Management