Conducting cutting-edge, practitioner-oriented research
Empowering original student research in frontier markets
Engaging World Class Thought Leaders
(Photo: Paul Polman, CEO, Unilver)
Drawing upon research and dialogue to explore sustainable and inclusive business
Training the next generation of inclusive leaders
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.
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.
The 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.
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"