Conducting cutting-edge, practitioner-oriented research

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Empowering original student research in frontier markets

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Engaging World Class Thought Leaders (Photo: Paul Polman, CEO, Unilver)

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Drawing upon research and dialogue to explore sustainable and inclusive business

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Training the next generation of inclusive leaders

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Achieving Sustainable and Inclusive Growth

About Inclusion, Inc.


Inclusion, Inc. is an initiative of the Institute for Business in the Global Context. Through original research, tailored training programs, and events, the initiative explores economic development through the lens of inclusion and aims to re-define how business, government, and non-governmental actors can collaborate to create sustained and broad-based prosperity.

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Dean Chakravorti on Sustainable Business

Given that 2030 is not that far, when one considers the magnitude of the [UN Sustainable Development] goals, it is worthwhile asking, which of the many stakeholders can maintain the momentum? Whose incentives are most closely aligned with achieving the goals and who has the resources to execute at scale across countries?

The answer is unavoidable: global business, as a stakeholder group, is best positioned to take the lead.

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Through research into these barriers and the incentives to Sustainable and Inclusive Business Activities (SIBA), the Institute hopes to provide insight and leadership into how business can begin to move the needle when it comes to inclusive business.

Download our first report, researched and written alongside our partners, the Citi Foundation and the Monitor Institute, titled:

"Growth for Good or Good for Growth?: How Sustainable and Inclusive Activities are Changing Business and Why Companies Aren’t Changing Enough"

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Inclusion, Inc. - Conference Report


Inclusion, Inc. Forum ReportThe Inclusion, Inc. Conference Report builds on dynamic discussions exploring the questions raised not just over the two-day event, but throughout the last year of in-depth research and conversation around sustainable and inclusive business.


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Fletcher Updates

Student Research: Project Rashmi – Launch of a local media venture in a tribal area in India

  • by Alisha Guffey (MIB 2016), Nemmani Sreedhar (MALD 2016), and Rajiv Nair (MALD 2016) In the summer of 2015, we conducted research to understand media consumption patterns in economically poor areas across India. We found that there was an acute shortage of local content with respect to current affairs across India. This was true even […]
  • Facebook Live Interview: “Peace Through Entrepreneurship,” with Steven Koltai and Dean James Stavridis

  • Tomorrow at 9:30AM EST Dean James Stavridis will go LIVE with alumnus, author and CEME Senior Fellow Steven Koltai! Tune in and watch on The Fletcher School Facebook page as the pair discuss Koltai’s latest book, “Peace through Entrepreneurship.” Can’t make the event? Stay tuned for an archived version of the chat!
  • Online Retailers: Leading in Innovation, but Lagging in Corporate Responsibility?

  • Online retailers and brands are making beautiful, unique products more available than ever, and both consumers and investors have flocked to show their support. But are we holding them to the same standards that we’ve come to demand of industry-leading brick and mortar retailers? In 2015, U.S. retail sales were $2.9 billion, and online retail […]