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Just how inclusive is ‘inclusive business’?

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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.

Inclusive Business: Creating Value in Latin America

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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.

Indian Tales of Inclusive Business Models

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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.

Accelerating Progress Towards the Millennium Development Goals Through Inclusive Business Delivering Results: Moving Towards Scale

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Report on an inclusive business dialogue held 21 September 2010 during the UN summit on the millennium development goals.

Inclusive Business at the Base of the Pyramid - an ADB project

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The BoP-related ADB technical assistance (TA) project, first approved in 2008, aims to develop inclusive business ventures in six selected Asian countries and prepare them for project financing.

Creating Value for All: Strategies for Doing Business with the Poor - a UNDP report

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Creating Value for All: Strategies for Doing Business with the Poor is the new and groundbreaking report launched on 1 July by the UN Development Programme.

Scaling Up Inclusive Business: Advancing the Knowledge and Action Agenda

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This is a report produced for the International Finance Corporation. It is based on 14 IFC client case studies and draws on other research undertaken by IFC and the CSR Initiative at the Harvard Kennedy School on inclusive business, including recent research supported by the Bill & Melinda Gates...

Business Models that Make a Difference

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This is a publication produced by IFC (the International Finance Corporation) arguing that inclusive business models are good for business.

Opportunities for the Majority: Bank initiative that promotes and finances private sector business models

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The Opportunities for the Majority (OMJ) Initiative promotes and finances market-based, sustainable business models that engage private sector companies, local governments and communities in the development and delivery of quality products and services for the majority of the population of Latin...

A discussion paper on social intrapreneurship

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This paper produced by the Doughty Centre at the Cranfield University examines the potential value of social intrapreneurship, and provisionally defines a social intrapreneur as "a person within a large corporation who takes direct initiative for innovation which addresses social or environmental...