This paper by CSR Asia outlines how inclusive business (IB) strategies can create shared value and walks through practical steps companies can take to develop an effective IB strategy. It makes a case for inclusive business and demonstrates how companies can leverage aspects of their value chain to create opportunities for low-income communities. You will also find a number of case studies from around the Asia region.
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This white paper evaluates blended finance as an instrument to fill the SDG financing gap in low-income countries, and finds that there are overlooked contextual factors that limit blended finance’s efficacy in underdeveloped market contexts.
60dB is an impact management and evaluation organization that uses on-the-ground surveying techniques to assess the most material impact metrics for beneficiaries. This report aggregates and analyzes their survey data collected over the course of 2020 with an eye toward sectoral and regional trends (sub-Saharan Africa, Latin America and Asia).
Private investors have organized to urge the UK government to set definitions, agenda items, and standards to coordinate and facilitate private investment in an equitable transition to decarbonized economy.
This general introductory course imparts basic knowledge on inclusive business, its definition and features. The course also sets the parameters of the IB target groups and how they are involved in the value chain. It outlines the different sectors where the BoP is engaged, identifies different IB approaches and illustrates the inclusive business ecosystem. Overall, the intro course makes the case for inclusive business and highlights IB’s positive impact on the SDGs.
Employees are no longer just the lifeblood of companies in delivering products and services, but are essential change agents in their communities. Speaking to Devex, Paurvi Bhatt, president at the Medtronic Foundation, explained the role of employers in enabling their staff to advocate for change and shared best practices for doing so.
How does an organization transition from one-off investments to a more strategic philanthropic approach? And how can mission-driven corporate philanthropies deliver scalable and sustainable solutions in health? Here, the Medtronic Foundation shows how it has applied lessons learned to its organizational strategy.
In 2019, Johnson & Johnson remodeled its technology–business partnership to elevate the employee experience when engaging with any corporate technology. The transformation was a complex series of initiatives, but three decisions mattered most in making it successful.
Women-owned and women-led businesses are significantly underrepresented in international trade. Although about one-third of the world’s small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) are women-owned, globally, only about 15 percent of exporting SMEs are led by women. This paper appeals to the World Trade Organization (WTO) on economically empowering women through trade.