Conducting cutting-edge, practitioner-oriented research

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Empowering original student research in frontier markets

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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
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About Inclusion, Inc.

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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. 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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Bhaskar Chakravorti in The Guardian – “How data promotes transparency and helps clean up ‘SDG-washing'”

  • How data promotes transparency and helps clean up “SDG-washing” Performance data is often the best detergent for cleaning up SDG-washing. When companies make tangible commitments to the SDGs, and progress and outcomes can be tracked using objective metrics, there is an opportunity for external observers to evaluate the company’s actions and for company management to […]
  • Global Research Fellowship: $400+ Million to Create a Knowledge-Based Economy?

  • by Nadim Choucair (MALD 2016) and Thomas Flynn (MALD 2017) With no warning, Banque du Liban, the Lebanese central bank, issued Circular 331 in August 2013. If you believe some people, the idea for the Circular came directly from the mind of BdL’s governor, who conceived of it while flying from New York City to […]
  • Bhaskar Chakravorti in The Guardian – “Why SDG17 is an essential sustainable development goal”

  • Why SDG17 is an essential sustainable development goal Of the 17 Sustainable Development Goals, the 17th is the odd one out. As “Partnerships for the Goals”, it is the goal that helps you get to the other 16. For most businesses committed to sustainable development, however, this 17th goal may be the most essential – […]