Inclusive business (IB) projects, by definition, tend to sit in areas outside of companies’ traditional comfort zones. Whether providing incomes to disadvantaged people by including them in the company’s value chain, or developing new markets with pro-poor products or services, they are rarely business as usual, requiring a much stronger interaction with ‘society’ than traditional business.
Archives for June 2012
For those of us who believe that capitalism is a force for good, these are challenging times. Governments and business find themselves on the receiving end of blame from the public for the Western world’s current financial predicaments. Neither appear to be on the side of the everyday citizen. Capitalism is in crisis. And it […]
Partnerships for Education: Building the foundations of a green, prosperous and equitable global economy. In partnership with UNESCO, the World Bank and with support from BG Group, the International Business Leaders Forum (IBLF) has conducted research into harnessing the power of business as a way of improving the quality of education provision. Titled ‘Partnerships for […]
The Partnering Initiative launches a NEW series of short specialist advanced courses to challenge and inspire partnership practitioners working in different contexts around the world. Each master class will provide in-depth knowledge and tools, enhance skills in one specialist area of multi-stakeholder partnering and offer a framework for professional exchange with the aim of developing […]