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This is inclusive business
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 Swedenengages 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.
Our offer to your business
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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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
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 or take a look here.
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
News & highlights
Inclusive North – an initiative supported by the Rising North fund – is giving Nordic start-ups the possibility of joining their peers in a global community dedicated to building successful and scalable inclusive business models. The is offering this through two global mechanisms: The Inclusive Innovation Tour and Factory (ii2030) is a two day event in
Inclusive Business Sweden joins the “Sustainable Food Systems for all – Catalyzing Change through Multi Stakeholder Action” conference, in South Africa, June 21-23. The conference will explore innovative multi-stakeholder approaches to tackle food systems challenges in general, and discuss the need of ensuring sustainable food systems in the face of a changing climate and growing