Inclusive business describes commercially viable business models in which the base of the pyramid (BoP) - the 4.5 billion people living on less than $8 per day - are included as producers, consumers and entrepreneurs in the value chain. 

Inclusive Business Sweden engages and supports organisations in developing sustainable, innovative and inclusive business models with the BoP. Our vision is for business to profitably and sustainably meet the global challenges of poverty - by creating economic opportunity, enhancing food security, and enabling access to energy, water, sanitation and healthcare.

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Organisational membership

At Inclusive Business Sweden, we believe in collaboration – no one can tackle the many challenges of poverty by themselves. On the contrary – we can achieve greater things, reach more people and create bigger impact through working together. Inclusive Business Sweden therefore welcomes members to our organisation at any time. Membership is open to all Swedish organisations

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Our projects

Innovations Against Poverty

Innovations Against Poverty challenges the privat sector to develop products, services and business models that can contribute to the fight against poverty and climate change. It is funded by Sida and implemented by SNV in partnership with BoP Inc and Inclusive Business Sweden. Through our advisory and non-reimbursable funding, we are supporting innovative inclusive business models that


WANTED: West Swedish Pioneers looking to expand into fast-growing developing markets Global growth will come from the Global South. Do you want to be part of it? Then register today to become one of our Expand Pioneers! Through the project you will be given the opportunity to refine your business model for new markets and

Inclusive North

Join our global community of over 500 inclusive business ventures, 30 investors and 200 advisors at the Inclusive Business Accelerator. IBA can help high-potential entrepreneurs to efficiently access networks, knowledge and capital. Profiling your venture on the platform is completely free, and only takes about 10-15 minutes to set-up. For years we have been supporting businesses that


The Inclusive Business Co-creation Accelerator (IBCA), a collaboration between Inclusive Business Sweden and SP Technical Research Institute, is a Vinnova-funded project beginning in January 2015. The programme, which runs for 3 years, sets a clear path for co-creating and scaling inclusive business models with the BoP. A more detailed overview of the programme can be


Project InTaCt (Inclusive Textiles and Clothing) mapped the opportunities for developing inclusive business models across supply chains in Southeast Asia, in order to seek new and innovative investment openings for Swedish and international companies in the textiles and clothing sector. Two focus countries were included in the study: Bangladesh and Myanmar, both home to a vibrant industry

Hållbar innovation i kris & katastrof (HIKK)

Still in its start-up phase, this exciting new project is a broad collaboration of actors within the water and sanitation sector, working together to leverage Swedish innovation towards crisis and conflicts. For more information, please contact Carolina Olson.

Women in Inclusive Business (WiB)

The Women in Inclusive Business (WiB) project aimed to create space and possibilities for female entrepreneurs from West Sweden (Västra Götalandsregionen, VGR) to meet and liaise with female entrepreneurs from the Kisumu region of Kenya. An initiative of Inclusive Business Sweden, WiB was implemented during 2014. Through participation in WiB, female entrepreneurs from both countries engaged

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