ISLAMABAD: A two-day Regional Forum on “Investing in Inclusive Business in Asia” will start from today (Wednesday)in Philippians which will highlight the innovative and impactful inclusive business models from across the region.
The forum will review the growing interest of private investors in this marketplace, and discuss the important role development finance institutions (DFIs) can play in accelerating the growth and impact of this field in the region.
The Forum will also discuss the findings and recommendations of various inclusive business market studies Asian Development Bank (ADB) has done in 10 Asian countries. The Forum will offer expert-led discussions for both experienced and new investors, inclusive business practitioners, thought leaders from academia and civil society, as well representatives of the development assistance community.
It will also highlight the body of practice from Latin America through the participation of the Inter-American Development Bank who has played a catalytic role in promoting impact investing and inclusive business development in Latin America through successfully deploying US$260 million in more than 40 investments across the region over the last six years.