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A gathering of pioneers: new report highlights key trends in inclusive business in Asia

June 8, 2016 in Hub-Blog

In February 2016, inclusive business pioneers and thought leaders from across Asia came together to share ideas, experience and knowledge at the Asian Development Bank’s (ADB) 2nd IB Asia Forum in Manila, Philippines. The result was four days of lively discussion, collaboration and questioning ... (more...)

Inclusive business trends in South Asia and South East Asia

June 8, 2016 in Hub-Blog

We titled the report on the Asian Development Bank’s (ADB) 2nd Inclusive Business Asia Forum ‘A gathering of pioneers’ because it truly was! At the Forum, held in Manila in February 2016, we heard from those working at the cutting edge of inclusive business (IB) and developing models that ... (more...)

What sort of financial return are investors seeing from inclusive business?

June 8, 2016 in Hub-Blog

The commercial viability and bankability of inclusive business investments was a key topic of discussion amongst the investors at the Asian Development Bank’s (ADB) 2nd IB Asia Forum, held in Manila in February 2016, particularly the development banks. It was clear that different organisations ... (more...)

The unique role of development banks in inclusive business

June 8, 2016 in Hub-Blog

In February 2016, inclusive business pioneers and thought leaders from across Asia came together to share ideas, experience and knowledge at the Asian Development Bank’s (ADB) 2nd IB Asia Forum in Manila, Philippines. The result was four days of lively discussion, collaboration and questioning ... (more...)

Moving towards a robust support ecosystem for inclusive business in Asia

June 8, 2016 in Hub-Blog

The 2nd IB Asia Forum, held in Manila in February, was much more than just another conference on inclusive business. This was in large part due to the range of stakeholders that were actively involved in sharing knowledge. There were the practitioners themselves ranging from social entrepreneurs to heads ... (more...)

The under-exploited potential of Inclusive Business in Asia

March 10, 2016 in Uncategorized

by Armin Bauer, Principal Economist in ADB, and the coordinator of it’s Inclusive Business Initiative On 17-19 February 2016, ADB and its development partners (IFC, IADB, UNDP-BCtA, WBCSD, IBAN, CSR-Asia, Government of Sweden, Credit Suisse) organized the 2nd Asia Inclusive Business (IB) Forum. More ... (more...)

Accreditation of Inclusive Business: Pioneering IB policy in the Philippines

February 12, 2016 in Hub-Blog

by Felicitas Agoncillo-Reyes (BoI), Markus Dietrich (ASEI), Armin Bauer (ADB) This blog is part of a series of articles on inclusive business in Asia written by a wide range of experts in the run up to the ADB’s 2nd Inclusive Business in Asia Forum in Manila. See the full series here. Poverty in the ... (more...)

Clarity matters in inclusive business

February 11, 2016 in Hub-Blog

by Armin Bauer, Principal Economist in ADB, and the coordinator of it’s Inclusive Business Initiative This blog is part of a series of articles on inclusive business in Asia written by a wide range of experts in the run up to the ADB’s 2nd Inclusive Business in Asia Forum in Manila. See the full ... (more...)

Inclusive Growth Needs Inclusive Business

February 11, 2016 in Uncategorized

by Jeffrey Gerobin, Inclusive Business Team, ADB This blog is part of a series of articles on inclusive business in Asia written by a wide range of experts in the run up to the ADB’s 2nd Inclusive Business in Asia Forum in Manila. Inclusive Growth. Inclusive growth is sustained growth that creates ... (more...)

Unlock solutions for the poor through inclusive business innovations

February 10, 2016 in Uncategorized

by Armin Bauer, Principal Economist in ADB, and the coordinator of it’s Inclusive Business Initiative This blog is part of a series of articles on inclusive business in Asia written by a wide range of experts in the run up to the ADB’s 2nd Inclusive Business in Asia Forum in Manila. Over 300 representatives ... (more...)