Inclusive business projects, by definition, tend to sit in areas outside of companies’ traditional comfort zones. Whether providing incomes to disadvantaged people by including them in the company’s value chain, or developing new markets with pro-poor products or services, they are rarely business as usual.
In some cases, this may mean companies partnering outside of their usual private sector partners – for example, engaging producer associations as suppliers, or working with a…Continue
Posted on July 4, 2013 at 9:30
“Partnering with other sectors is a bit like being a parent. Until you’ve experienced it for yourself, you really can’t appreciate what it’s like” – head of education partnerships of a multinational bank.
Inclusive business (IB) projects, by definition, tend to sit in areas outside of companies’ traditional comfort zones. Whether providing incomes to disadvantaged people by including them in the company’s value chain, or developing new markets with…Continue
Posted on July 10, 2012 at 10:07 — 6 Comments
Do you have a successful inclusive business model that is both commercially successful, and is contributing to development?
The International Business Leaders Forum (IBLF), the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) have just launched a call for nominations for their World Business and Development Awards 2012.
The Awards are the pinnacle of recognition for how companies can, through their core business activities, help…Continue
Posted on February 2, 2012 at 14:30 — 1 Comment
Nearly two decades ago, the UN’s Rio Declaration had the goal of “establishing a new and equitable global partnership through the creation of new levels of cooperation among States, key sectors of societies and people”.
A decade ago, the major outcome of the Johannesburg follow-up Summit (Rio+10) was around the launching of 350 ‘partnerships for sustainable development’. This year, Michael Porter took up the language of ‘creating shared value’ between business and society. And…Continue
Posted on June 9, 2011 at 12:44 — 2 Comments