Accelerating Inclusive Business Opportunities: Business Models that Make a Difference
IFC has launched a report that identifies seven inclusive business models that expand access to goods, services, and livelihoods for the world’s poorest people while generating strong financial returns.
The report, Accelerating Inclusive Business Opportunities: Business Models that Make a Difference, underscores IFC’s commitment to creating opportunity at the base of the economic pyramid. Its findings are based on an analysis of IFC’s portfolio, which found that mature investments in companies with inclusive business models show financial returns very similar to those of IFC’s portfolio as a whole, while having a larger impact on development.
The report was released at IFC’s 2nd Annual Inclusive Business Leaders Forum, which took place on September 22, ahead of the Annual Meetings of the International Monetary Fund and the World Bank Group.