Launch of the Inclusive Business Action Network
Unlocking the power of inclusive business. Scaling and replicating impact.
18 – 20 November, 2014 in Berlin, Germany.
The 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
|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