Publication database

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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A Resource for Structuring Blended Finance Vehicles
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Blended finance is a strategy that combines capital with different levels of risk in order to catalyze risk-adjusted, market-rate-seeking financing into impact investments. The Blended Finance Working Group identified a number of challenges that arise in structuring blended finance investments. This resource is divided into three sections. Each section includes a downloadable list of key considerations and questions aimed to ensure stakeholders are aware of each other’s motivations and expectations in engaging in a blended finance structure; and links to blended finance case study examples to demonstrate the range of ways each catalytic tool can be leveraged in  blended finance structures.
 

Publisher
Publish Date
AuthorN/A
LanguageEnglish
Region/CountryGlobal
IB Topics: Finance for Inclusive Business, Impact Investing
Sector
No
Inclusive Business in Myanmar
80

The report explores the potential for Inclusive Business in Myanmar with the aim of improving understanding of the market while examining the potential of inclusive businesses to attract investment from impact investment funds. It also makes policy recommendations on enhancing the environment for inclusive business investments including coordination between key stakeholders.

PublisherDaNa Facility
Publish Date
AuthorA. Bauer, H. Wai Htin, J. Keesecker, P. Brimble
LanguageEnglish
Region/CountryEast Asia and Pacific
Myanmar
IB Topics: Impact Investing, Policy and Government
Sector
No
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
No
Gender Business Case Report – Ethiopian Flowers
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The Ethiopian Horticulture Producers and Exporters Association (EHPEA), IDH, The Sustainable Trade Initiative, the Floriculture Sustainability Initiative and Business for Social Responsibility have invested in gender interventions on Ethiopian floriculture farms within the Empowering the Source program.

Together with our partner Fair & Sustainable Consulting, we conducted research to test that gender interventions in Ethiopian flower farms have lead to satisfied workers leading to improved performance of the business. This is the full report.

Publisher
Publish Date
AuthorA. Abebe, H.Tesfaye, J. Ling, J. Schneemann
LanguageEnglish
Region/CountrySub-Saharan Africa
Ethiopia
IB Topics: Gender
SectorAgriculture or Food
No
Evaluation of Sida´s Global Challenge Funds: Lessons From a Decade Long Journey
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This publications shares lessons learnt from the implementation of 10 global Challenge Funds supported by Sida. It reviewed Sida’s rationale and underlying assumptions for the use of this modality in development cooperation, and identified best practices for Challenge Fund design and management. The experience from the 10 Challenge Funds is that intensively managed funds, with a more hands-on approach, had a greater degree of success in ensuring sustainable development outcomes than the lighter touch funds.

Publisher
Publish Date
AuthorIPE Triple Line
LanguageEnglish
Region/CountryGlobal
IB Topics: Finance for Inclusive Business, Results Measurement and Impact
Sector
No
Women’s economic empowerment and inclusive business: Opportunities for growth and impact
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The report intends to provide companies with critical insights and practical guidance on how inclusive business can play a more significant role in making women’s economic empowerment a reality. It lists seven areas of action that have potential for significant long-term economic benefits for both businesses and the global economy. 

PublisherBusiness Call to Action (BCtA)
Publish Date
AuthorN. Vali, P. Pelaez, S. Casserly
LanguageEnglish
Region/CountryGlobal
IB Topics: Gender, Inclusive business models and strategy, Results Measurement and Impact
Sector
No
El panorama de la inversión de impacto en América Latina: Tendencias 2016 & 2017
38

El informe ofrece una instantánea actualizada del creciente panorama de la inversión de impacto en América Latina. Provee información sobre la actividad de inversión de impacto en la región, incluyendo un desglose por sector, país, tamaño de la operación y etapa y compara este progreso con los años 2014 y 2015. Concluye con las expectativas de los inversores para los años 2018 y 2019.

Publisher
Publish Date
Author
LanguageSpanish
Region/CountryLatin America and the Caribbean
IB Topics: Impact Investing
Sector
No
The impact investing landscape in Latin America: Trends 2016 & 2017
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The report offers an updated snapshot of the growing landscape of impact investing in Latin America. It shares insight about impact investment activity in the region—including a breakdown by sector, country, deal size, and stage—and compares this progress to 2014 and 2015. It concludes with investors’ expectations for 2018 and 2019.

Publisher
Publish Date
Author
LanguageEnglish
Region/CountryLatin America and the Caribbean
IB Topics: Impact Investing
Sector
No
Shaping successful scaling processes with public–private engagement
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In earlier work, PPPLab has identified ten ‘ingredients’ or building blocks of scaling strategies. This study looks at success factors for effective scaling processes. It focuses on how to shape the process: process dynamics, leadership, and the ability to act and relate, rather than on ‘what’ to address and achieve. What are the essential capabilities of those that lead the scaling process? How to make use of system dynamics in your scaling effort? How to partner in the most effective way to make scale happen?

PublisherPPPLab Food & Water
Publish Date
AuthorF. Jacobs, J. Ubels
LanguageEnglish
Region/CountryGlobal
IB Topics: Partnerships, Scale
Sector
No
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
No