IFC supports inclusive business across the institution through our investment and advisory work. IFC also advances inclusive business by:

Creating Solutions for Clients 

IFC works with clients to develop tailored operational solutions that support client performance and expand a project’s inclusion impact. It also conducts research and explores new financing structures that generate positive impact for people at the base of the pyramid.

Delivering Thought Leadership

To inform IFC operations and shape the inclusive business field, IFC documents and disseminates knowledge about effective inclusive business models and practices. This includes nearly 50 inclusive business case studies from across IFC’s portfolio and a note on how inclusive businesses adapted during COVID-19 to address the needs of base of the pyramid stakeholders. 

Developing and Applying Inclusive Strategies

IFC advances inclusive business frameworks to foster inclusiveness in its investments. It has developed sector-based tools to assess the inclusive business elements in its investments and systematically reviews all projects to identify, classify, and increase inclusive business across sectors. IFC also uses its inclusive business framework to identify projects eligible for its Social Bond Program.