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Mars: Sustainable in a Generation Asia Pacific Dialogue | Research | Asia | Sustainable Business

Mars: Sustainable in a Generation Asia Pacific Dialogue | Research | Asia | Sustainable Business | Inclusive Business around the World | Scoop.it

Mars Wrigley unveiled its Sustainable in a Generation plan for Asia Pacific that will accelerate its efforts in traceable palm oi

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Why we need small farms

Why we need small farms | Inclusive Business around the World | Scoop.it
A photography project celebrates the small-scale and family-run farms that produce 70 percent of the world’s food.

 

The food industry and policymakers both play a role in supporting small-scale agriculture. Through inclusive business models, companies can buy and promote smallholder products, and governments can create policies that protect family farmers and incentivize doing business with them.

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IFC launches draft impact investing operating principles

IFC launches draft impact investing operating principles | Inclusive Business around the World | Scoop.it

Operating Principles for Impact Management (the Principles) describe the essential features of managing investment funds with the intent to contribute to measurable positive social, economic, or environmental impact, alongside financial returns. This goes beyond asset selection that aligns investment portfolios with impact goals (for example, the SDGs), to requiring a robust investment thesis of how the investment contributes to the achievement of impact.  

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World leaders in impact investment meet in New Delhi for $30 trillion mission

World leaders in impact investment meet in New Delhi for $30 trillion mission | Inclusive Business around the World | Scoop.it
Gore, Tata, Cohen and Bono set out their vision for a new era of "Impact Economies" at GSG Summit...
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New report: The impact investing landscape in Latin America by ANDE

New report: The impact investing landscape in Latin America by ANDE | Inclusive Business around the World | Scoop.it

The Impact Investing Landscape in Latin America: 2016 & 2017 Trends by ANDE and the Association for Private Capital Investment in Latin America (LAVCA)  ANDE and the Association for Private Capital Investment in Latin America (LAVCA) teamed up to release the second edition of The Impact Investing Landscape in Latin America in October, 2018.  The report offers an updated snapshot of the growing landscape of impact investing in Latin America. It shares insight about impact investment activity in the region—including a breakdown by sector, country, deal size, and stage—and compares this progress to 2014 and 2015. It concludes with investors’ expectations for 2018 and 2019.  

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Making innovation work - Coaching Partnerships for Inclusive Agribusiness | ICRA

Making innovation work - Coaching Partnerships for Inclusive Agribusiness | ICRA | Inclusive Business around the World | Scoop.it
"Making Innovation Work" allows you to become a key player in making innovation work for the agribusiness sector. ...
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Malawi: Launch of Fund for Innovation in Malawian Manufacturing

Malawi: Launch of Fund for Innovation in Malawian Manufacturing | Inclusive Business around the World | Scoop.it
Nathan is pleased to announce the launch of the fourth round of the Malawi Innovation Challenge Fund (MICF). Established in 2014, the Fund is a competitive, transparent fund that provides matching grant finance for innovative, inclusive business projects proposed by the private sector operating in...
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Inclusive Business in a VUCA World by Prof. Rob van Tulder RSM

Prof. Rob van Tulder, PhD of the RSM Erasmus University talks about inclusive businesses in a VUCA world. He proposes that businesses & society take a look a...
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Investing in Inclusive Agribusiness for Sustainable Food Markets

IDH helps businesses understand the conditions that services can be efficiently and cost-effectively provided to smallholder farmers, with a sustainable retu...
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Bangladesh: Why is it important to provide access to finance to the base of the pyramid?

Bangladesh: Why is it important to provide access to finance to the base of the pyramid? | Inclusive Business around the World | Scoop.it
In this blog post, we highlight the Inclusive Business Conference that took place at North South University on Sunday 30 September. BFP-B research & data analyst Ben Stevenson participated on the Financial Inclusion for Balancing Benefits to the Base of the Pyramid panel.
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Webinar Series: Inclusive Business and Human Rights | RESPECT

Webinar Series: Inclusive Business and Human Rights | RESPECT | Inclusive Business around the World | Scoop.it
Business Call to Action and BSR are organising an online Masterclass on Inclusive Business and Human Rights.Learn how respecting and promoting human rights is an essential part of being an inclusive business, and the ways it can positively impact your competitiveness, reputation, and ability to sec...
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Philippines: Rocky Mountain Coffee: Giving the local coffee industry a shot in the arm

Philippines: Rocky Mountain Coffee: Giving the local coffee industry a shot in the arm | Inclusive Business around the World | Scoop.it
The Philippines is blossoming with business potential, and the world is undoubtedly taking notice.That’s why Pierre Cote decided to enter an industry in the country that is already native to the l…...
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Better business for all: six ways companies can integrate human rights | Improving lives through business innovation

Better business for all: six ways companies can integrate human rights | Improving lives through business innovation | Inclusive Business around the World | Scoop.it
Companies across industries are improving human rights in the workplace, with benefits for workers, businesses and communities.New research offers insight for SMEs about to embark on the process...
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Investisseurs & Partenaires raises $25 million to launch impact funds in Africa

Investisseurs & Partenaires raises $25 million to launch impact funds in Africa | Inclusive Business around the World | Scoop.it
The French impact investment firm Investisseurs & Partenaires raised €21 million ($25 million) to launch and seed other impact funds in Africa. Investisseurs & Partenaires’ goal for its second I&P Développement fund is to launch 10 funds that will provide €20,000 to €500,000 in financing to 500...
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New Report: Land governance and inclusive business in agriculture: advancing the debate | Overseas Development Institute (ODI)

New Report: Land governance and inclusive business in agriculture: advancing the debate | Overseas Development Institute (ODI) | Inclusive Business around the World | Scoop.it
There is growing business interest in investing in agriculture in low- and middle-income countries, just as several governments are looking to attract foreign investment to promote economic development.

 

The report takes stock of the global debate, exploring how diverse stakeholders perceive inclusive business, and highlights areas of disagreement and emerging consensus. It also explores the factors that influence inclusiveness in business relations, focusing on opportunities and constraints in different types of value chains. Due to the close connection between land governance and inclusive investment in agriculture, the report pays particular attention to ways forward for the land governance agenda

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Myanmar: Building a Pipeline of Tech Ventures and Social Enterprises

Over the past years, individuals and organisations have experienced the potential of Impact Investing. In addition, tech startups have the potential to bring...
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SDG Impact launched by United Nations Development Programme (UNDP)

SDG Impact launched by United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) | Inclusive Business around the World | Scoop.it
 

Empowering investors with clarity, insights and tools to achieve the SDGs

 

  1. Impact Management

Advancing a unified, global effort to authenticate SDG-enabling investment.

SDG Impact Standards: Principles and tools for investors and enterprises, developed by an active network of industry-leading partners, facilitated by the Impact Management Project.

SDG Impact Seal and Technical Assistance: UNDP-managed certification for investors and enterprises to authenticate alignment with the SDG Impact standards.

 

  1. Impact Intelligence

Providing unparalleled insight into local industries, entrepreneurs, and projects that advance the SDGs, by leveraging the UNDP's global network of 170 countries.

Country Mapping Reports: In-depth reports on SDG-enabling investment opportunities and conditions in target markets and sectors

 

  1. Impact Facilitation

Bringing together UNDP's global project pipeline, development partners, and investor networks to catalyze local solutions.

Investor Convenings: Building cross-sector connections with a focus on identifying and creating investment opportunities.

Matchmaking: Targeted initiatives to surface investable pipelines of SDG-enabling businesses.

 

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Kenya: Nairobi Workshop on intermediaries in food security partnerships

Kenya: Nairobi Workshop on intermediaries in food security partnerships | Inclusive Business around the World | Scoop.it

 The coordinators of the Global Challenges Programme project “Intermediaries in inclusive business networks for scaling food security in East & West Africa” organized a two day workshop “Research insights on the role of intermediary in cross border partnership to stimulate scalable food security solutions” in Kenya. The project group (WUR, Scorepoint, ICRA) invited Kenyan and representatives of international intermediary organizations working on inclusive business strategies within food systems, such as INGOs, impact investors, technical advisors of research institutes and policy officers of the German and Dutch Embassy (GIZ, TechnoServe, IFDC, Hivos etc.). In total 25 people attended the workshop. A third of the participants were staff related to partner organizations involved in the 2SCALE program, as the research project builds on this programme

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RTL Today - INSEAD Business School : Raya Papp: from Corporate Finance to Social Impact Investment

RTL Today - INSEAD Business School : Raya Papp: from Corporate Finance to Social Impact Investment | Inclusive Business around the World | Scoop.it
Working with 'Water for Cambodia' altered how Raya Papp thought about how finance can merge with social problems to make a difference.

 

Raya Papp was among an elite tier of speakers at the Bourse, Luxembourg Stock Exchange, on Thursday 27 September.  The event is part of a global campaign for INSEAD, one of the world's top business schools based in France, who have started a year of a campaign named 'A Force for Good'.

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Inclusive business the future of Asean

Inclusive business the future of Asean | Inclusive Business around the World | Scoop.it
The people of Asean — its leaders, governments, businesses and activists — want an Asia that works for all.
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New Digital Platform for Scaling Up Inclusive Business Worldwide Launches in New York

New Digital Platform for Scaling Up Inclusive Business Worldwide Launches in New York | Inclusive Business around the World | Scoop.it
A new digital platform, inclusivebusiness.net has been launched, as a tool to replicate and scale inclusive business worldwide. Produced as part of the Inclusive Business Action Network’s knowledge sharing initiative “iBAN blue”, the platform provides up-to-date knowledge and insights for those...
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Palladium acquires Enclude from Triodos Bank - "We Want to Transform How International Development is Financed"

Palladium acquires Enclude from Triodos Bank - "We Want to Transform How International Development is Financed" | Inclusive Business around the World | Scoop.it
How can we leverage private capital to help solve some of the world's greatest challenges, while generating a financial return for investors? To do so requires an exceptional combination of capabilities, and a global reach.
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Sri Lanka Launches First Social Impact Funds

Two Memoranda of Understanding were signed today in New York, launching Sri Lanka’s first social impact funds aimed at supporting social entrepreneurs access innovative financing, to help achieve the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.
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A new global standard for impact management

A new global standard for impact management | Inclusive Business around the World | Scoop.it

The next phase of the Impact Management Project (IMP), was launched today at the UN General Assembly in New York.

 

The IMP was conceived to tackle one of the biggest challenges facing investors and businesses: how do we find a commonly-accepted way of defining, measuring and reporting on the impact that every investment has on people and/or the planet?

 

To date, the IMP’s work has focused on agreeing some standard definitions of impact. It is now moving into an even more ambitious phase: developing a set of shared principles, reporting standards and benchmarks for impact. To achieve this, it has managed to bring together nine of the world’s leading standard-setters: the United Nations Development Programme, the International Finance Corporation, the OECD, Social Value International, the Global Reporting Initiative, the Global Impact Investing Network, the Principles for Responsible Investment, the World Benchmarking Alliance and the Global Steering Group for Impact Investment.

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India: responsAbility adds Suminter to private equity portfolio

India: responsAbility adds Suminter to private equity portfolio | Inclusive Business around the World | Scoop.it
responsAbility-managed private equity vehicle focusing on food and agriculture has completed its second investment and taken a minority stake in Suminter, organic products supply chain management company which sources, processes and exports certified 100% organic and GMO-free products from Asia...
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Alpbach Fundamentals: Ten principles to help bring clarity to impact investing

Alpbach Fundamentals: Ten principles to help bring clarity to impact investing | Inclusive Business around the World | Scoop.it
Cliff Prior | ImpactAlpha Until recently, pioneer specialist investors led the way in impact investing. Now, an increasing number of impact funds are being created by mainstream asset managers.In August, 42 leaders in the field convened at the Alpbach [...]...
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Markus Dietrich is an inclusive business and renewable energy specialist with extensive experience in consulting, research and project development on base of the pyramid (BoP) and renewable energy. He is also an organic egg farmer.