sector-sdg-linkagesThe Inclusive Business Co-creation Accelerator engages Swedish businesses across six sectors to work towards global challenges of poverty. Each sector is working towards a specific ambition – all of which have recently been aligned with the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). We are proud to be paving the way for Swedish business towards sustainable and inclusive development in line with the SDGs.

The SDGs were adopted by world leaders in September 2015, thereby committing to work towards 17 goals to eradicate poverty, promote inclusive economic growth, and protect the environment. The SDGs are a truly borderless, cross-issue challenge that requires collaboration between a diverse range of actors on various societal levels.

The Inclusive Business Co-creation Accelerator is a Vinnova-funded programme that commenced 2015. Soon in its third and final year, the programme sets a clear path for co-creating and scaling inclusive business models with the BoP. Based on the Inclusive Business Agenda, the programme seeks to work towards global ambitions in the six sectors identified considered to have great potential for Swedish capabilities to meet the needs of the BoP: agri-food, healthcare, energy, water and sanitation, ICT, and textiles and clothing. Our vision is that by 2020, Swedish business is playing a leading role in addressing the global challenges of poverty – enhancing agricultural productivity, enabling access to energy, water, sanitation, healthcare and communications, improving environmental sustainability, and creating jobs both at home and abroad. This is all being done profitably.

How can you contribute, and how can this benefit your business? 

We believe that co-creation is key to success, and have built a solid ecosystem where Swedish and international businesses are able to join to stay at the forefront of inclusive business development in Sweden and abroad. The ecosystem consists of sector-based alliances, as well as a broader alliance for those wishing to explore opportunities outside of our chosen sectors. The ecosystem can be explored below.

  Swedish and international businesses wanting to join the ecosystem are welcome to do so at any time.

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Our sector-based alliances are focused around specific ambitions and gathers businesses and organisations active in one of these six sector. To learn more and join, please click on one of the images below.

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