IFC is the leading investor in companies with inclusive business models, offering goods, services, and income opportunities to men and women at the base of the economic pyramid.
Inclusive business models are those which integrate low-income consumers, suppliers, retailers or distributors in their core business operations, on a commercially viable basis. By adopting the models, companies build the capacity of low-income farmers and entrepreneurs; increase access to finance for suppliers and consumers; create or adapt products to meet local needs and requirements; and develop innovative distribution approaches to hard-to-reach communities.
Since 2005, IFC has committed over $18 billion and worked with over 550 inclusive businesses in more than 90 countries.
The impact of IFC Inclusive Business clients in 2017: