September 23, 2016

IB models one year celebretion of RMG sector in Bangladesh

SNV Netherlands Development Organization supported by Embassy of Netherlands, launched a numbers of Inclusive Business models for wellbeing of RMG workers in Bangladesh. The aim of the intervention is to build some sustainable business solution to ensure affordable, available and accessable of quality health services for worker. There are numbers […]
September 22, 2016

BCtA and GRI release findings on Measuring Business Impact on the SDGs

22 September 2016, New York and Amsterdam, – Today, Business Call to Action (BCtA) and GRI are launching a report that finds that governments are increasingly interested in accounting for private sector contributions to the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), a trend that has evolved from the Millennium Development […]
September 20, 2016

Building Sustainable, Scalable Inclusive Businesses – New Webinar Series

Seeking sustainability at scale can be challenging for Inclusive Businesses. Addressing the following questions can help inclusive business leaders to develop strategies to overcome these challenges: Partnerships: How do inclusive business leaders prioritize partnerships that enable sustainable, scalable business development, and how can they build and maintain an effective partnership […]
September 20, 2016

Reflections on the effectiveness of TA provided by facilities linked with investment funds

There is increasing agreement on the value of dedicated technical assistance (TA) provided alongside investment funds. A recent DFID survey of impact investments[1] found that the majority use technical assistance alongside financial investment, with 64% saying they use TA “often” or “nearly always”. However, there are many questions on how […]
September 15, 2016
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‘Toolifying’ inclusive business support services

I started working in the field of Inclusive Business 5 years ago as a junior business advisor working for the BoP Innovation Center. And currently I’m developing tools and training methods to capacitate local business advisors to deliver high quality specialised Inclusive Business Development Services (IBDS). In this blog I will share […]
September 13, 2016

SEED AFRICA SYMPOSIUM 2016: From Innovation to Imitation

Sustainable Inclusive Business Kenya is happy to announce that we are partnering with SEED for the SEED Africa Symposium 2016 in Nairobi on 28-29 September. The Symposium is an annual international forum for sharing knowledge and experience, establishing partnerships, and developing solutions to stimulate the growth of social and eco-entrepreneurship […]
September 13, 2016

Who pays and what works? The changing market of Inclusive Business Development Services

Business Development Services for Inclusive Business is an immature but fast changing market.  This month we have 24 blogs from practitioners who reflect on how they have provided or used business development support, with a great array of examples and views.  We’ve compiled this in partnership with Inclusive Business Accelerator, […]
September 13, 2016

Professionalizing Inclusive Business Development Services: Making a long-term vision match reality needs

At the start of my professional journey, I worked for many years in Micro, Small and Medium Enterprise (MSME) and related Business Development Services (BDS), development programs in various low-income countries. Some 20 years ago, there was hardly any talk of ‘Inclusive Business’ (IB). Only about 8 years later, I […]
September 13, 2016

Editor’s Choice September 2016: useful resources mapping support for entrepreneurs – and some important gaps

This month, Editor’s Choice is an assortment of resources not a single report, flagging up what doesn’t, as well as what does, exist on the topic of this month’s Hub theme- inclusive business development services. In this area there is a cluster of really useful, but probably not very well known, reports […]
September 12, 2016

Bridging the SDG funding gap: finding the deals

Responsible, socially inclusive businesses are a key vehicle of economic development and a powerful means of addressing the worlds’ development challenges: poverty, mass migration, climate change. To address these challenges, innovation and high risk appetite is crucial. Our Impact Programme seeks to support these innovative business models across sub-Saharan Africa […]