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Consumer product makers such as GlaxoSmithKline, Nestlé, Coca-Cola, PepsiCo, Hindustan Unilever, Marico, Godrej and Dabur are rushing to the bottom-of-the-pyramid market with custom-made products six years after management guru CK Prahalad said consumers with incomes less than $2 a day can be a...
Most people interested in inclusive business have heard the success stories: Coca-Cola has generated $550 million in additional revenues by integrating local entrepreneurs into their beverage distribution chain in markets across Africa. Vodafone – one of the world’s largest telecommunications firm...
The term 'inclusive business' refers to profitable core business activity that also tangibly expands opportunities for the poor and disadvantaged in developing countries.
Launch of the Regional GIM Report, Business Solutions to Poverty – How inclusive business models create opportunities for all in Emerging Europe and Central Asia
The Regional GIM Report, Business Solutions to Poverty – How inclusive business models create opportunities for all in Emerging Europe and Central Asia, has been officially launched on 11 March 2011 by Helen Clark, the UNDP Administrator, and Kori Udovicki, Regional Director for UNDP Regional...
Inclusive Business in Latin America - Inclusive Business offers a 21st Century solution to the intractable problem of poverty in Latin America
Neil Ghosh, head of the Washington office for SNV, the Netherlands Development Organization, focuses on inclusive business models in Latin America in this article. It was published by the Latin Business Chronicle.
IFC’s new report, Inclusive Business Solutions: "Expanding Opportunity and Access at the Base of the Pyramid" outlines IFC's business solutions that are designed to facilitate new opportunities for innovation, growth and competitiveness at the base of the pyramid (BoP).
The MDGs: Everyone’s Business is a new report from UNDP’s Growing Inclusive Markets (GIM) Initiative covering 40 case studies and over 140 supporting institutions referenced by specific MDGs, released on 21 September 2010 in the framework of the United Nations Summit on the Millennium Development...
The growing effort to make markets work for the poor has seen the emergence of several initiatives and practices that claim to be more inclusive of smallholders and poor workers. But how far such initiatives genuinely reduce poverty and empower small-scale producers remains open for debate.
The Alliance for Inclusive Business is a joint effort of the World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD) and SNV Netherlands Development Organization and has recently launched a report highlighting its joint work in Latin America over the past 4 years.
An enlightening article on the Harvard Business Review website that provides case studies of business models in developing economies by four well-informed Indian scholars.