The Sustainable Development Agenda as well as the Message on International Cooperation 2017-2020 call for collaborations between public and private sector in order to achieve the ambitious goals. With C K Prahalad and his bestseller Fortune at the bottom of the pyramid (2005) integrating the poor into business models and the core of the concept of inclusive businesses is nothing new, but has evolved and grown further. A diverse range of thinking in the business and public world and various approaches on how to contribute to poverty reduction exist. On this page you will find recommended publications, events and trainings on this vast and evolving topic.
Brian Milder from Root Capital and director of the council on smallholder agriculutral finance (CSAF) shared his insights on how to enable small agricultural businesses through access to finance to reach their full potential for their communities with SDC staff on the 28th of August 2018.
Based on a recently conducted study, he shared hard facts of the financing gaps these small agricultural businesses face, especially when it comes to access to finance; equally, he presented how donors could play a critical role in bridiging the financing gap for these small agriculutral businesses and smallholder farmers.
ANDE’s Research and Impact team is excited to release the latest edition of the
State of Measurement in the SGB Sector.
The landscape of approaches to impact measurement has transformed since ANDE first investigated how and what our members measure in 2014. This paper provides an update on the state of measurement practice in the SGB sector. Ultimately, we hope this information can help develop more effective, rigorous, and actionable measurement for the sector.
ANDE surveyed 30 members about their measurement practices and found that:
Read the Report here.
Accelerate2030 has launched its second edition! Impact Hub, UNDP and partners are joining forces to support and promote the most promising impact-driven ventures across the globe who focus on tackling the SDGs and are ready to scale. Read more
here. finalists will receive customized support for 9 months and and a chance to present their company at the Social Good Summit this October in Geneva, Switzerland.
Apply here by 18th June! Check out their short video
A call to action to business leaders to align with the SDGs. This report by the Business and Sustainable Development Comission shows how the next decade will be critical for companies to open 60 key market "hot spots", tackle social, environmental challenges, and re-build trust with society.
Find the executive summary of this report
Enjoy a very short video where Swisscontact explains its role as a facilitator in the chicken/ maize value chain in Bangladesh:
This certificate course follows the idea of project-based learning. Participants get the opportunity to test and execute thecontents directly on real-time projects in social enterprises around the world. The course is designed for leaders of socialinitiatives, nonprofit organizations (NPOs), and enterprises that target global challenges of our society (e.g. child health,education, migration, etc.).
Learn more about this program, shaping the next generation of nonprofit leaders
HEC Business School and
Ashoka, Hystra is holding the 5th edition of this program. It provides a unique and comprehensive package to prepare corporate executives in charge of designing, launching or scaling Inclusive Business projects. This intensive 3.5 days program condenses experiential learning and immersion, cutting-edge academic content, insights from pioneers in the field and peer-to-peer learning. We also welcome social entrepreneurs, executives from large NGOs, international aid agencies and impact investors looking to better understand the social innovation field. These sessions are held in French or English depending on participants' requirements.
For more Information and application, check out the
Those who are playing at the nexus of technology, investment, philanthropy, international development, and business come together to investigate solutions and catalyze inspired partnerships that are disrupting history. If we are obsessed with anything, it is great people. We convene the world’s most potent leaders, thinkers, and practitioners with an unwavering bias towards action and a push towards scale.
For the full program and registration, visit the offical website
Each year, the ANDE Annual Conference is the largest gathering of members from around the globe. The event is targeted at senior-level executives of ANDE member organizations, including leading investors, capacity development providers, foundations, banks, corporations, DFIs and research institutions. The highly interactive agenda features workshops on solutions to common challenges, networking sessions, and plenaries with leading thinkers in the SGB space. The ANDE Annual Conference is designed to deliver the following value to ANDE members:
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Roots of Impact and VIVA Idea, partnership with Ashoka and the INCAE Business School are launing an online course about "Access to Impact Investment for Social Enterprises” on May 3rd 2017. It is the first ever free online course guiding social entrepreneurs through the entire journey of attracting impact investment.
here to find out more.
6:30 PM IST | 6:00 PM PKT | 2:00 PM BST | 10:00 AM BRT | 9:00 AM EST
Where: To attend the webinar, please RSVP above AND click this link.
Please join us for an informed, interactive discussion of social enterprise and women’s empowerment that will examine questions such as:
This opportunity will be available for up to 100 participants to examine and discuss the early findings of new research on women’s empowerment and social enterprise (focusing on the UK, USA, India, Pakistan, and Brazil). Participation will be accepted on a first-come, first-serve basis.
For more Information about the event, click
The SEEP Network is hosting an international conference on women’s economic empowerment (WEE) and the fundamental systemic barriers which impede scalable and sustainable change. The forum will bring together leading stakeholders in the field of WEE in order to facilitate dialogue, build global learning connections and promote effective practice and police to address the needs of very poor and marginalized women around the world. The ultimate goal and frame of the convening will focus on how we can contribute to systemic shifts that help women to realise sustainable economic empowerment across sectors. >>more
This Academy is a unique learning, knowledge-exchange and networking opportunity for everyone who wants to make a difference in the area of skills development and TVET in developing and emerging economies. It is directed at policy makers, government officials, social partner representatives and other experts and practitioners working in national institutions and NGOs, but also at experts working at the regional and international level. The Academy aims at stimulating learning and knowledge exchange on policies, challenges and options for building effective, responsive and inclusive skills development and TVET systems. Read more
here. Deadline for application is 20 March 2017.
ANDE SA invites interested parties to a webinar on youth and entrepreneurship in South Africa. The webinar will discuss models in youth skills development and the acceleration of youth enterprises in South Africa. South African youth have been under the spotlight for the past two years with the #feesmustfall campaign, which has highlighted some of the major challenges that the largest demographic group in South Africa faces, such as a high youth unemployment rate of 54%, low skills development accompanied by a slow formal tertiary admission for the majority of youth. Join us as we discuss youth entrepreneurship development and employment with ANDE members,
Columba Leadership and
Allan Gray Orbis Foundation.
28 November 9AM EST | 2PM GMT |5PM Nairobi | 730PM Delhi
Wouldn't it be great if we could crack the question of how to scale inclusive business?With 50 years of experience between them, two leading experts have recentlyshared their wisdom in two books. Sodrawing on Ted London's framework and Olivier Kayser'spathway, do we have the answers we need?
Hear what Ted and Olivier have to say about scaling up inclusivebusiness in this webinaron November 28th at 3.00pm CET, hosted by
the Practitioner Hub for InclusiveBusiness and sponsored by
The British Council will present findings from their study on the social enterprise sectors in Bangladesh, India, and Pakistan. The webinar will discuss information about the number and growth of social enterprises as well as their operations and turnover. The findings also includes data about the impact they deliver, the beneficiaries they serve, and the challenges they face.Representatives from the three countries will also join the webinar to respond to the findings.When: 30th November 2016, 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm ISTContact: Devyani Singh,
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Velafrica will present their business model and show how they support social entrepreneurs in Africa.
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Here you can find the introduction PPP and
here the presentation of Velafrica.