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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 provides a snapshot of current policymaking for impact investing in the Asia-Pacific region. It is aimed at policymakers and wider stakeholders seeking to engage with governments to promote meaningful change in the impact policy space. It is meant to act as an educational piece and conversation opener, rather than as a prescriptive or a rigid road map for implementation. The major aim of this effort is to inspire governments to address the most pressing challenges they face mobilizing impact capital and private actors.

Publisher Global Steering Group for Impact Investment (GSG), UNESCAP
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Author
LanguageEnglish
Region/CountryEast Asia and Pacific
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The Third ASEAN Inclusive Business Summit marked the continued commitment of the ASEAN Community to create an enabling ecosystem for inclusive business in collaboration with UNESCAP, iBAN, and the OECD. This outcome report presents the key highlights and main messages of the summit.

PublisherUNESCAP
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Author
LanguageEnglish
Region/CountryEast Asia and Pacific
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The AVPA Landscape for Social Investments in Africa report maps the diverse field of social investment across East, West and Southern Africa. It focuses on providers of social capital, their investment strategies, and opportunities for collaboration. In each of these regions, hundreds of institutions are deploying capital to achieve ambitious social and environmental goals.

PublisherAVPA
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AuthorA. Kaushal, F. Aswani, K. Yadav, N. Kairo, N. Owino, O. Adegbite-Moore, R. Keeler, R. Wangari
LanguageEnglish
Region/CountrySub-Saharan Africa
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No

Social Impact Investment (SII) is a strategy that seeks to solve key societal challenges. The study sets out the rationale behind and the definition of SII and analyses the different components of the SII ecosystem. It looks at trends and challenges in SII in the EU, highlights a number of successful SII market initiatives, and makes recommendations on potential EU-level measures.

PublisherEuropean Parliament
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AuthorB. C. Scheck, F. Lipparini, I. Styczynska, R. Mackeviciute, Z. Martinaitis
LanguageEnglish
Region/CountryEurope and Central Asia
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No

This brief examines the contribution of the G20 in facilitating the implementation of its member countries’ sustainable development goals. In order to revive their respective economies, governments globally are ramping up their efforts to promote more sustainable and inclusive business practices. The SDGs can serve as a yardstick to guide the restructuring of the countries’ respective strategies.

PublisherObserver Research Foundation
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AuthorP. Kukreja, T. M. Goyal
LanguageEnglish
Region/CountryGlobal
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No

This guide aims to stimulate thinking and exchange within companies and external partners about what business models for more decent jobs should look like. It demonstrates how fundamental changes can be made to improve job security, equality, health and wellbeing without impacting business competitiveness, growth and profitability. It also provides practical case studies and a framework for both evaluating the quality of jobs and also enhancing them.

PublisherBusiness Fights Poverty
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AuthorR. Gilbert
LanguageEnglish
Region/CountryGlobal
IB Topics: Employment
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Foreign companies operating in a ‘host’ country’s private sector play an important role in fostering inclusive development in these nations. This PhD thesis, exploring the contributions of the Dutch private sector to inclusive development in Kenya’s three most important sectors, tea, flower and renewable energy, finds that private companies operate in a very specific context and must adapt to existing local circumstances that are often not automatically inclusive.

PublisherLeiden University
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AuthorA. H. Kazimierczuk
LanguageEnglish
Region/CountrySub-Saharan Africa
Kenya
No

What if world-leading organizations teamed up to develop, experiment with, and scale technology and business solutions to global poverty? This report is a reflection of the Practical Impact Alliance (PIA)’s journey and what MIT D-Lab learned from building and supporting the PIA network. The insights are also relevant for other intrapreneurs, practitioners, and network operators seeking to drive innovation, build capacity or foster collective action in the inclusive business or international development sectors.

PublisherMIT D-Lab
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AuthorA. Epting, S. Benhayoune
LanguageEnglish
Region/CountryGlobal
IB Topics: Partnerships
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No

The 25th edition of the Sahel Quarterly focuses on financing for small and medium enterprises in the agricultural sector in Africa. It explains the various available lending options for growth financing and aims to demystify private equity financing options. In addition, it focuses on the opportunities and challenges in the agricultural sector, including government policies and sustainability.

PublisherSahel Research, Nourishing Africa
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AuthorF. Okuwobi (editor)
LanguageEnglish
Region/CountrySub-Saharan Africa
No

The report describes the current investing in impact landscape in Indonesia. Based on desktop research, interviews and survey data, it finds that a growing number of mainstream investors are investing in social enterprises. In a similar pattern, numerous entrepreneurs not being defined as social enterprises do have an important contribution to impact and the SDGs’ achievement. 

PublisherAngel Investment Network Indonesia (ANGIN)
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AuthorB. Atika, D. Soukhasing, S. Susanto
LanguageEnglish
Region/CountryEast Asia and Pacific
Indonesia
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