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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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In August 2020, the Guidelines for the Promotion of Inclusive Business in ASEAN were endorsed at the 52nd ASEAN Economic Ministers’ Meeting. They serve as a non-binding outline on how inclusive business can be supported at the national and regional level, and what institutional setup is required to do so. These Briefing Notes detail how the guidelines can be implemented in Thailand.

PublisherASEAN, iBAN
Publish Date
Author
LanguageEnglish
Region/CountryEast Asia and Pacific
Thailand
Sector
Yes

In August 2020, the Guidelines for the Promotion of Inclusive Business in ASEAN were endorsed at the 52nd ASEAN Economic Ministers’ Meeting. They serve as a non-binding outline on how inclusive business can be supported at the national and regional level, and what institutional setup is required to do so. These Briefing Notes detail how the guidelines can be implemented in Viet Nam.

PublisherASEAN, iBAN
Publish Date
Author
LanguageEnglish
Region/CountryEast Asia and Pacific
Vietnam
Sector
Yes

Filipinos faced a lot of challenges during and even before the COVID-19 pandemic.​ Inclusive businesses pave the way for businesses to empower poor communities and to help the Philippine economy recover faster.​ This video informs about the Inclusive Business Bill currently proposed in Congress and how it can help more Filipinos.​

PublisherOxfam Philippines
Publish Date
Author
LanguageEnglish
Region/CountryEast Asia and Pacific
Philippines
Sector
No

The GIIN estimates the size of the worldwide impact investing market to be USD 1.164 trillion, marking the first time that the organization’s widely-cited estimate has topped the USD 1 trillion mark. The report, which was produced with the financial support of Nuveen, also spotlights two areas of development in the market that are becoming increasingly prevalent: green bonds and corporate impact investing.

PublisherGlobal Impact Investing Network
Publish Date
AuthorD. Hand
LanguageEnglish
Region/CountryGlobal
Sector
No

Since 2017, when ASEAN leaders called for greater emphasis on creating an enabling environment for inclusive businesses, various governments in the region (including Cambodia, Indonesia, Myanmar, the Philippines, and Viet Nam) have embarked on promoting IB, and an increasing number of companies – supported by impact investors – have established IB models.

In this context, the government of Malaysia has requested the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP) and the Inclusive Business Action Network (iBAN) to conduct this study to explore the relevance of inclusive business for Malaysia, analyse the status of inclusive businesses in Malaysia and assess the environment in which they operate, in order to provide recommendations, where relevant, for promoting inclusive businesses.

PublisherUnited Nations ESCAP, iBAN
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Author
LanguageEnglish
Region/CountryEast Asia and Pacific
Malaysia
Sector
Yes

This roadmap is a step-by-step guide for off-grid clean energy companies to identify and adopt strategies to serve female customers more effectively. The roadmap was developed by the Power Africa Off-grid Project following a pilot with GDC member Simusolar to develop a market-focused gender strategy. By following this roadmap, your company can gain a deeper understanding of female farmers’ demands and challenges—distinct from those of men—in gaining access to productive use of energy (PUE) technology. Power Africa is grateful to Simusolar for its collaboration and willingness to share the lessons and tools in this roadmap.

PublisherUSAID
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Author
LanguageEnglish
Region/CountrySub-Saharan Africa
No

This research features first-hand insights and lessons learned from 13 last mile distributors (LMDs) that have experience of testing or selling productive use of energy (PUE) products. These kinds of products – from solar pumps and mills, to fridges and freezers – can be transformational for last mile consumers. But ensuring consumers are able to realise income and productivity gains from using these technologies is complex. The learnings presented in this report, in GDC members’ own voices, are not exhaustive; they are intended to help other LMDs to navigate various complexities on their own PUE journey. This report was produced as part of a project in partnership with Solar Sister, and financed by EEP Africa.

PublisherGlobal Distributors Collective
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Author
LanguageEnglish
Region/CountrySub-Saharan Africa
SectorEnergy
No

This how-to-guide from the Global Distributors Collective is useful for last mile distributors looking to expand their product offering for customers. Exploring what this means for different distribution models, as well as key factors to consider including market, impact, organisational and logistical fit, the guide also features four case studies from the GDC membership. It was produced via a project delivered in partnership with Solar Sister and financed by EEP Africa.

PublisherGlobal Distributors Collective
Publish Date
AuthorC. Taylor, E. Colenbrander, E. Schmitz, M. Buisson
LanguageEnglish
No

The Centre for Impact Investing and Practices (“CIIP”), together with Accenture and Singapore Management University, developed this field report to achieve three objectives: to illustrate the on-the-ground conversations about impact investing and practices that we hope to engender; to raise awareness of the inspiring impact work that is already underway in Asia; and to convene more discussions on how we can collectively deliver more impact in Asia, for Asia. The report shares insights from in-depth interviews and discussions with investors and businesses. It features case studies on the impact journeys of regional players and puts forward preliminary ideas on how we can advance the impact ecosystem in Asia together.

PublisherCentre for Impact Investing and Practices, Accenture, Singapore Management University
Publish Date
Author
LanguageEnglish
Region/CountryEast Asia and Pacific, South Asia
IB Topics: Impact Investing
Sector
No

This research maps 50 funders actively investing in last mile distributors (LMDs) across different stages of company growth - pre-seed, seed, early growth and accelerated growth - to identify gaps and opportunities.

PublisherGlobal Distributors Collective
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Author
LanguageEnglish
No