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Inclusive business for sustainable livelihoods - Facts Reports


This article highlights the concept of inclusive business in the current global context, provides a few examples of its application in practice, highlights the foundations for its success, and briefly presents an interactive tool, the “Inclusive Business Challenge”.

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Business Innovation Facility - What is 'Inclusive Business'?


"What is 'Inclusive Business'?" Briefing Note no. 1: is an article defining *inclusive business" published by the Business Innovation Facility.

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Developing Inclusive Business Models - A Review of Coca-Cola's Manual Distribution Centres in Ethiopia and Tanzania


A research paper on inclusive business by Corporate Social Responsibility Initiative at the Harvard Kennedy School.

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Publications on PPPs and Inclusive Business


Many agencies are working to build a vibrant private sector, and to partner with business for development goals. But donor coordination is only possible if agencies share a ‘world view’ on how to do this most effectively. The Donor Committee for Enterprise Development (DCED) works to build that...

Boston Building Resources


The Reuse Center at Boston Building Resources is a nonprofit organisation. It accepts donations of good-quality used and surplus building materials and sells them at low prices, with extra discounts for low- and moderate-income customers and nonprofit organisations to help repair and care for...

Imani Development


Imani Development is a group of private, employee-owned economic and development consultancy firms, offering a range of services directed towards policy makers as well as the industrial, agricultural and commercial sectors and development agencies. The company specialises in the areas of trade,...

Running Water International


Running Water International (RWI) is an NGO working in Kenya to ensure that the community can access clean and safe water but using an enterprise model for project sustainability. RWI works on water treatment, sanitation and hygiene in rural and peri-urban areas. New projects will include water...

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Micro Enterprise success in Bangladesh


The Bangladesh Krishi Bank was established in 1973 with the objective of strengthening the rural economy by extending credit support to the agricultural and agro-based sectors. In consideration of the importance of Micro-Credit and with the objective of generating employment as well as encouraging...

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Conference on global poverty: business solutions and approaches


Business Solutions and Approaches, a Harvard Business School conference on global poverty, explored ways in which serving the poor can be both a profitable business proposition and help improve the lives of the world's impoverished men and women. The conference focused on successful business...

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Business and Poverty:Bridging the gap


Business and Poverty: Bridging the gap, a report produced for the Resource Centre,an initiative of a number of UK business partners, addresses the issues involved in a comprehensive approach to poverty elimination in which the public, private and voluntary sectors work together to attack the...