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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Partners, Members and Clients

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

Introducing #ChallengeChampions

Since 2007, Sida has used Challenge Funds as a mechanism for addressing global challenges and creating positive social impact in developing countries. Since then, 13 challenge funds have been delivered (some in multiple rounds), which in turn has helped to support hundreds of businesses and organisations globally to address development challenges. But what is the

Mobile solutions for sanitation

  MOBILE SOLUTIONS FOR SANITATION: REMOVING BARRIERS TO SHARING OF PUBLIC TOILETS Uber, the world’s largest taxi company, owns no vehicles. Airbnb, the world’s largest accommodation provider, owns no real estate. Peer-to-peer (P2P) business models such as these have achieved scale globally, and relatively quickly. These P2P business models provide an organised way for us

SIANI Expert group

SIANI Expert group: Benefits of collaborative purchasing of local produce for women smallholder farmers in Kenya Female smallholder farmers have low access to markets due to lack of market information, transportation disadvantages and time constraints. These factors reduce their competitiveness and make them dependent on middlemen. Our Expert Group seeks to explore how Kenyan female

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


  Expand represents our collective vision to make West Sweden the hub for Inclusive Business. With support from Västra Götalandsregionen and the European Union, we are working to expand the minds and markets of West Swedish Small- and Medium- Enterprises (SMEs) while creating shared value and greater impact for the Base of the Pyramid. We

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

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