With the launch of the G20 Global Platform on Inclusive Business (GPIB), the G20 has delivered on the G20 Leaders' Call from the 2015 Summit in Antalya to strengthen inclusive business and set up a platform on inclusive business policy research and learning. G20 members applauded the introduction of the GPIB to bridge the gap in peer learning and to exchange knowledge on inclusive business policy among G20 members and non-members. The platform, managed by UNDP and the World Bank Group, is now online at www.g20inclusivebusiness.org.
Innovative inclusive business solutions are often limited by existing regulation, or because legal foundations are missing; this was initially the case for microfinance and mobile money. Moreover, as BOP markets are mainly informal, companies find it difficult to establish and enforce contracts. At the company level, corporate rules and structures can limit their ability to innovate in BOP markets. Corporate business development processes, for example, often do not allow for longer-term investment or high levels of uncertainty. In addition, in many countries, non-profit organisations (NPOs) can be limited in regards to their earned income strategy.