Many inclusive businesses face external and internal constraints, both at the BOP market level and at the company level. Challenges differ in degree and type from those typically encountered by businesses in developing and emerging economies and may also differ depending on the company’s approach to inclusive business. Constraints at both the market and company levels have been identified along four broad dimensions: information, rules and regulations, financial resources, and capacity. Where these can be reduced, inclusive businesses can grow and achieve greater impact.

G20 leaders launch global partnership and website to help advance inclusive business

Nanjing, China—The G20 officially launched the Global Platform on Inclusive Business (GPIB) today in Nanjing, China. The Platform is a global partnership that will provide support to policymakers and accelerate the adoption of inclusive business policies and programs globally.

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G20 Policymaker Roundtable

As part of the 2nd Inclusive Business Asia Forum sponsored by the Asian Development Bank (ADB), the G20 Global Platform on Inclusive Business (GPIB) brought together a range of policymakers for an inclusive business roundtable discussion.  Officials welcomed the opportunity to share their experience with fellow policymakers in a closed-door session. Participants included G20 members and non-members representing foreign affairs ministries, investment bureaus, and bilateral development finance institutions (DFIs), and aid agencies’ country, regional, or headquarter-level offices. Countries represented included Canada, France, Germany, Japan, Philippines, Sweden, United Kingdom, and the United States.
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G20 Leaders’ Call on Inclusive Business

Leaders at the G20 Leaders Summit in Antalya, Turkey issued a call to action to public and private sector representatives, international organizations and civil society to advance the ability of businesses around the world to integrate low-income people into their value chains.

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Envirofit: Distribution of cleancooking technology through a partnership in Kenya

Envirofit International is a multinational corporation with a mission to develop and disseminate technologies that reduce pollution and enhance energy efficiency in developing countries.

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Phillips Healthcare Services Limited: Making Micronutrient Powder Accessible in Kenya

PHSL brings its expertise in providing affordable and sustainable healthcare solutions to improve nutritional outcomes in Kenya.

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Ziqitza Health Care Limited: Ziqitza ambulances make money while serving India's poor

Built on a vision of providing high-quality ambulance services to the poor, Ziqitza operates more than 800 ambulances and is expanding rapidly, eying markets outside India.

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Hapinoy: Building Local Business Networks

Hapinoy’s commitment to the Business Call to Action seeks to reach this underserved population by partnering with existing sari-sari stores, convenience shops that are common even in the remotest areas, to provide over-the-counter medicines and healthcare-related products to those who need them most.

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VITAMINE T

For the past fifteen years, André Dupon has pioneered an alternative to the state-subsidized job training programs as a way to cope with France's deep-seated structural unemployment. By creating a series of hybrid value partnerships between business and social enterprises that have a strong job creation feature, André has fitted a new paradigm in the fight against unemployment and social exclusion and changed the views of business leaders looking to set up or extend business operations in France.

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