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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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Upscaling of inclusive business models
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This publications summarises key learning from the Strategic Advisory Service (SAS) programme to support the scaling up of 15 inclusive business (IB) models along the fast moving consumer goods (FMCG) value chain in Egypt.

PublisheriBAN, Global CAD
Publish Date
AuthorA. Schmidt, F. Casado, R. Elebrashi, S. Friedrich
LanguageEnglish
Region/CountryMiddle East and North Africa
Egypt
IB Topics: BoP as customer, BoP as distributor, BoP as supplier, Inclusive business models and strategy, Scale
SectorRetail, Manufacturing or Consumer Goods
Impact catalysts
80

This publication documents the success stories of the ASEAN Inclusive Business Awards finalists and nominees from various sectors across the region. It aims to inspire companies to embrace change and innovation in their corporate culture. The case studies presented can serve as a guide for other emerging inclusive businesses.

PublisherPhilippine Board of Investments (BOI)
Publish Date
AuthorA. H. Hermoso, L. Cordova Jr., P. D. Tablizo
LanguageEnglish
Region/CountryEast Asia and Pacific
IB Topics: Inclusive business models and strategy
SectorAgriculture or Food, Financial Services, Health, Tourism
Building transformational partnerships
24

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
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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
Naireeta Services Evaluation
34
The Bhungroo system helps smallholder farmers harvest rainwater throughout the monsoon season so they can use it during the dry season. This report details monitoring and evaluation of the recent installation of 52 Bhungroo systems among the poorest smallholder farmers of Harij in Gujarat’s Patan district.
PublisherSecuring Water for Food (SWFF)
Publish Date
AuthorN. Orentlicher
LanguageEnglish
Region/CountrySouth Asia
India
IB Topics: BoP as customer, Results Measurement and Impact
SectorAgriculture or Food, Water, Sanitation or Waste Management
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