Inclusive Business Sweden – we are making it our business to end poverty
Board & charter
Members of the board of Inclusive Business Sweden, 2017-2018
From left to right
Mike Debelak, Inclusive Business Sweden
Sofia Ström, GU Ventures. Our chairperson extraordinaire
Ingrid Thulin, Investing Dedicated Angels (IDA)
Ana Pérez Aponte, Inclusive Business Sweden
Jason Nielsen, RISE. Our national partner representative
Our charter can be found here.
Our Global Network
Our global network covers 37 countries, made up of our membership in the BoP Global Network and a strategic partnership with BRAC, the world’s largest NGO.
The BoP Global Network was established to bring together global leaders to share knowledge and disseminate information regarding the theory and practice of sustainable business at the base of the economic pyramid. Rather than using traditional aid methodologies to help the poor and improve their quality of life, BoP Learning Labs promote research and development of entrepreneurial business methods. These Labs make up the BoP Global Network, and Inclusive Business Sweden is the Swedish representative. The goal is to stimulate new enterprises that are economically competitive, environmentally sustainable, and culturally appropriate.
In 2018, Inclusive Business Sweden established a strategic partnership with BRAC – the world’s largest and top-ranked NGO. BRAC, based out of Bangladesh, works in 11 developing countries across Asia and Africa. Its mission is to empower people and communities in situations of poverty, illiteracy, disease and social injustice, and to achieve large scale, positive changes through economic and social programmes that enable men and women to realise their potential. With a focus on social enterprises and social development programmes, BRAC employs over 100 000 people and reached 110 million people through their programmes in 2017.
As of 2016, Inclusive Business Sweden is also part of the UNEP initiative 10YFP – a global framework aimed to accelerate the shift towards sustainable consumption and production (SCP) in both developed and developing countries.