Good Business Lab

Good Business Lab (GBL) is a non-profit labor research and innovation organization dedicated to improving the lives of low-income workers by conducting rigorous research on the impacts of workplace programs on worker well-being and business performance. Our focus areas are: enabling women and marginalized groups to take up dignified work; providing workers with access to skill development opportunities; improving the quality of available jobs for low-income workers; and improving physical and mental health outcomes for workers through workplace health interventions. We support businesses in identifying the most appropriate programs to deliver by recognizing workers’ needs, co-designing solutions with multiple stakeholders, testing for well-being impacts and financial returns using rigorous research methods, and driving adoption and scale-up of proven solutions.

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Endorsers that Good Business Lab partner with


J-PAL South Asia at IFMR

Aavishkaar Capital is the equity arm of The Aavishkaar Group which manages in excess of US$1 billion in AUM across equity and credit. The Group’s shareholders include TIAA-Nuveen, Shell Foundation, Triodos Bank and Dutch Entrepreneurial Development Bank.

J-PAL South Asia at IFMR

J-PAL South Asia, which is based at the Institute for Financial Management and Research (IFMR) in India, analyses and disseminates research results and builds partnerships with policymakers to ensure that policy is driven by evidence, and that programs proven effective are scaled up. J-PAL is a network of over 140 affiliated professors from 49 universities around the world. Our mission is to reduce poverty by ensuring that policy is informed by scientific evidence. This is done through research, policy outreach, and training.

On-going/Past projects


By Good Business Lab

Inache is a two-way, anonymized, multilingual communication tool aimed at enabling worker voice in manufacturing settings thereby improving the work environment and business outcomes.

Employability, Gender