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Launch of the Inclusive Business Action Network

Unlocking the power of inclusive business. Scaling and replicating impact.
18 – 20 November, 2014 in Berlin, Germany.

IBAN_Logo_smallThe Inclusive Business Action Network will provide a home and single entry point to the global inclusive business community. It is a vibrant, global multi-stakeholder network consisting of inclusive businesses, bi-and multilateral institutions, investors, initiatives and locally based hubs. It will provide formats for mutual exchange and peer learning, highlight existing solutions supporting inclusive businesses, promote partnerships for collective action, create and make information and knowledge easily accessible, offer access to implementation support on the ground in a broad range of countries and facilitate dialogue with policy makers on the international and local level.

The Network was launched at a three day event in Berlin from the 18th to the 20th of November 2014 and saw a number of stakeholders participate in sessions that concentrated on the three main goals of the Inclusive Business Action Network: to inform, connect, and collaborate in the area of inclusive business.

The Practitioner Hub is partnering with the Inclusive Business Action Network to bring you all the information from the launch event, as well as all the outcomes, including blogs and interviews with key stakeholders. You can also access the session presentations from the launch event below. This page will be continuously updated.

About the Launch Event

AGENDA
All the information about the agenda for the summit, confirmed sessions and speakers

 

Blogs and Interviews Series

Mini-series: Looking back, looking forward: Progress in Inclusive Business
A series of blogs by key stakeholders that were present at the launch of the Network. Experts, donors and social entrepreneurs discuss the progress made in inclusive business so far and assess the many challenges that still remain.
Inclusive Business Interview Series on YouTube
Ten inclusive business practitioners and facilitators answer questions about the current state of the inclusive business space and discuss where they’d like to see it go in the future.
BLOG: Looking forward: the way ahead after the launch of the Inclusive Business Action Network
Arne Theissen, Executive Director of the Inclusive Business Action Network, reflects on the launch event and lays out the vision of developing a shared community for inclusive business.
BLOG: Inclusive Business Action Network: Connecting the Dots in the Inclusive Business Ecosystem
Endeva’s Alyssa Rivera outlines everything you need to know about the Inclusive Business Action Network ahead of its launch. What will the Network bring to inclusive business and why should you be involved? Find out here
BLOG: IFC and Inclusive Business: Learning from What Works
The International Finance Corporation’s Eriko Ishikawa and Kathleen Mignano introduce their latest report ‘Shared Prosperity through Inclusive Business: How Successful Companies Reach the Base of the Pyramid’. The report looks at the common factors that have enabled successful businesses to reach low-income people and the common challenges they have to overcome, drawing on examples from the IFC portfolio.

 

Publications Releasing at the Launch

Checklist: Creating willingness to pay – strategies to cultivate demand among BoP consumers
By the Practitioner Hub and Business Call to Action
This Inclusive Business Checklist is a two page document that outlines five key strategies for companies to consider as they look to increase demand and sales. It contains a host of tips drawn from the on-ground experience of BCtA member companies.
Multiplying Impact: Supporting the Replication of Inclusive Business Models
By Endeva
This new report provides recommendations for companies, development partners, investors, and other intermediaries on how to provide targeted support to expand, disseminate, and reproduce successful inclusive business models.
Shared Prosperity through Inclusive Business: How successful companies reach the Base of the Pyramid
By International Finance Corporation
This report summarises the practical lessons that can be learnt from IFC’s inclusive business clients that successfully reach low-income people as suppliers or customers. There are lessons for each phase of the value chain—including procurement, product development, distribution and retail, and marketing and sales. The lessons—each of them illustrated with a profile of an IFC client—can also be adapted to the context of a particular sector or region.
Destination Mutual Benefit: A Guide to Inclusive Business in Tourism
By Endeva
This guide to inclusive business in the tourism sector maps out the opportunities and demonstrates why working together makes sense for companies as well as communities.

 

Publications Releasing at the Launch

SESSION 2: Public Policy Support for Inclusive Business in Asia
By Dr. Armin Bauer, Principal Economist, ADB
Click to download this presentation from the 2nd session of the Launch
SESSION 2: How governments can engage companies in meeting development goals
by Christina Tewes-Gradl, Endeva
Click to download this presentation from the 2nd session of the Launch
SESSION 2: Entrepreneurship Policy
By Fiorina Mugione, Chief Entrepreneurship Section, Enterprise Branch, Division on Investment and Enterprise, UNCTAD
Click to download this presentation from the 2nd session of the Launch
SESSION 2: Inclusive business in Africa – Public Policies Focus
by Tomas Sales, Manager Regional Private Sector Programme, African Facility for Inclusive Markets (AFIM), UNDP
Click to download this presentation from the 2nd session of the Launch
SESSION 3: IB Accelerator, scaling up private sector engagement at the Base of the Pyramid
By Myrtille Danse, Director, BoP Innovation Centre
Click to download this presentation from the 3rd session of the Launch
SESSION 4: Everyone has ideas for making the world a better place. But where does one go to make them happen?
by Nele Kapretz, General Manager, Impact Hub
Click to download this presentation from the 4th session of the Launch
SESSION 4: Promoting entrepreneurship for sustainable development
By Rainer Agster, Director Private Sector Collaboration, adelphi/SEED
Click to download this presentation from the 4th session of the Launch
SESSION 5: Building a better partnership ecosystem
By Colm Fay, Research Manager, WDI at the University of Michigan
Click to download this presentation from the 5th session of the Launch
SESSION 6: Creating Value Through Measuring Impact
by Caroline Ashley, Director, Ashley Insight and Suba Sivakumaran, Programme Manager, Business Call to Action
Click to download this presentation from the 6th session of the Launch
SESSION 6: Measuring the impact of financial services on rural smallholder farmers in Kenya
By Kulsoom Ally, Director, Juhudi Labs, Juhudi Kilimo
Click to download this presentation from the 6th session of the Launch
SESSION 8: Multiplying Impact: Supporting the replication of inclusive business models
By Aline Kramer, Co-Founder and Managing Director, Endeva
Click to download this presentation from the 8th session of the Launch
SESSION 8: Innovative distribution models for the distribution of health commodities
By Joost Van Engen, Founder, Healthy Entrepreneurs
Click to download this presentation from the 8th session of the Launch
SESSION 9: Ecosystem Barriers and Possible Meso-Level Solutions
by Michael Vollmann, Director, Ashoka Globalizer
Click to download this presentation from the 9th session of the Launch
SESSION 9: On a mission to bridge the talent gap in the development sector
by Shweta Sharma, CEO, Karmany
Click to download this presentation from the 9th session of the Launch
SESSION 9: Technology management solutions for grassroots organizations

MORE INFORMATION

Opening Evening: Welcome by Susanne Dorisil, BMZ

Luiz Ros from the Inter American Development Bank

Ted London, WDI, gives the keynote address

The Ruby Cup stall at the Marketplace

The Green Organic Watch Growers Coop Society at the Marketplace

The Inclusive Business Action Network Marketplace