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IFC’s 4th Annual Inclusive Business Leaders Forum

Nearly 100 participants attended IFC's 2013 Inclusive Business Leaders Forum in Washington DC, including the recipients of IFC's 2013 Inclusive Business Leader Award, representing 13 companies from around the world operating in a variety of sectors. The event featured remarks by IFC senior management, guest speakers from international organizations, academia, and multinational corporations, and presentations of IFC inclusive business clients' business models including in the areas of marketing, product development, distribution, and corporate strategy.

 

In the past 9 years, IFC has invested more than $9 billion in inclusive business to about 400 clients in over 80 countries. IFC’s inclusive business clients reached more than 200 million people, including farmers, students, patients, and utility customers, and offered more than 300,000 jobs.

 

More information about the event, including video and presentations is available here.

 

Inclusive Business Leaders Forum 2012

IFC’s 3rd Annual Inclusive Business Leaders Forum was held in Tokyo, Japan on October 10 and 11, 2012. The Forum brought together inclusive business leaders to acknowledge their efforts to implement inclusive business models that reach the base of the economic pyramid - and connect them with other top companies and leading experts to share global best practices and lessons learned to date, and share knowledge with donor partners actively involved in making inclusive business models work.

 

On October 10, the 2012 Inclusive Business awardees were announced. Click here to learn more about the awardees.

 

More information about the event, including video and presentations is available here.

 

Inclusive Business Leaders Forum 2011
 

IFC’s Second Annual Inclusive Business Leaders Forum brought together more than 150 clients, donor partners, and staff to share insights and build networks to help expand opportunity at the base of the economic pyramid. Organized by IFC’s Inclusive Business Models Group, The Forum offered attendees the chance to network with other inclusive business leaders, discover innovative ideas for expanding the reach and impact of their inclusive business models, and exchange ideas and learn how their peers are addressing specific challenges that they share.

 

The Forum, which was held on the sides of the Annual Meetings, coincided with the release of IFC’s latest report on inclusive business. Based on an analysis of IFC’s own portfolio, Accelerating Inclusive Business Opportunities: Business Models that Make a Difference identifies seven inclusive business models that expand access to goods, services, and livelihoods for the poor while generating strong financial returns. 14 of IFC's clients, many of which were featured in the report, were honored at the event with the Inclusive Business Leaders Award, presented by IFC CEO and EVP Lars Thunell.

 

Click here to access videos and presentations from the event.
 

Inclusive Business Solutions Meeting - October 2010

At a high-level event on October 7th and 8th, 2010, IFC recognized twelve clients for their leadership in developing inclusive business models—core business models providing goods, services, and income generation opportunities to those living at the base of the global economic pyramid.

Organized by IFC's newly formed Inclusive Business Group, Inclusive Business Solutions: Expanding Opportunity and Access at the Base of the Pyramid highlighted the successful approaches IFC clients have taken to overcome the challenges faced while starting and scaling their inclusive business models.

Topics included:
1) Building distribution networks that reach the BOP
2) Value chain financing for inclusive business models
3) Changing mindsets to unlock demand
4) New ways of working with development donors
5) Creating local supply chains

 

Click here to learn more and view videos of the event.

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