Growing Inclusive Markets (GIM)

Unverified non-profit organisation

The Growing Inclusive Markets (GIM) Initiative is a UNDP-led global multi-stakeholder research and advocacy initiative that seeks to understand, enable and inspire the development of more inclusive business models around the globe that will help to create new opportunities and better lives for many of the world’s poor. By doing so, GIM contributes to human development and the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs).

The GIM approach seeks to demonstrate how business can significantly contribute to human development by including the poor in the value chain as consumers, producers, business owners or employees (‘inclusive business models’). GIM highlights portraits of successful simultaneous pursuits of revenues and social impact by private actors, from social entrepreneurs to local small and medium-sized enterprises, large domestic companies and multinational corporations, but also state-owned companies and civil society organisations.


About this organisation

Partnership types

Advocacy of global issues; Standards and guidelines development

Regions / countries / territories

Americas: United States

Global issues

Financial accessibility and management