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.

Original Research

The Inclusive Innovators


The Inclusive InnovatorsThe Inclusive Innovators builds on discussions and research with more than 20 global companies to apply strategies, lessons, and insights to help businesses leverage the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) for Planet, People, AND Profit.

Growth for Good

Read Our "Growth for Good or Good for Growth?" Report

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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Fletcher Updates

Impact investing at Fletcher: Students seek early stage social ventures to fund via the MIINT competition

  • by the Fletcher Social Investment Group (FSIG) Of the myriad opportunities that Fletcher students have to study business in the global context, one such is the opportunity to represent Fletcher at the MBA Impact Investing network and Training (MIINT) competition. This is Fletcher’s second year sending a student team to the competition, which offers an […]
  • “The Inclusive Innovators” – Business & the SDGs

  • by Bhaskar Chakravorti Read “The Inclusive Innovators: 10 Questions | 20 Business Leaders | 17 Sustainable Development Goals” Inclusive business — the pursuit of opportunities in traditionally unattractive or currently unprofitable market segments – is, increasingly, a strategic imperative for companies. Foregoing such segments could mean opening the door to disruption and closing it to […]
  • Bhaskar Chakravorti in Huffington Post – “Predicting the Trump Presidency: How I Blew It”

  • Predicting the Trump Presidency: How I Blew It It has been almost a week and I am still not prepared for President Trump. I was sure that Hillary Clinton had it in the bag. I had convinced myself that Donald Trump’s arresting, but toxic, message, his misogyny and rage against the “other”, together with his […]