Inclusive Businesses

Engaging the Base of the Pyramid in Scaling Impact

Introduction

What are Inclusive Businesses?

367 million people in ASEAN live on USD6 or less a day, constituting what is known as the base of the pyramid (BoP).

Inclusive businesses seek to provide goods, services, and livelihoods on a commercially viable basis, either at scale or scalable, to people living at the BoP. By making the BoP a part of the value chain of companies’ core business as suppliers, distributors, retailers, or customers, Inclusive Business provide them with secure and sustainable livelihoods.

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Inclusive Business for Development

How

How to Recognise an Inclusive Business

Inclusive businesses (IBs) come in many different sizes. Here you can understand the distinguishing factors that define Inclusive businesses across the spectrum.

Are you an Inclusive Business?

Assess your investment readiness

Asia Business

Inclusive Business in Asia

In Asia alone, Inclusive Business is projected to create 1.8 million income opportunities and bring services to over 70 million. To do so, there is a need to foster both knowledge-sharing and ecosystem development.

AVPN has partnered with Inclusive Business Action Network (iBAN) to catalyse the growth of Inclusive Business in Asia, and provide access to their global resources.

Landscape in Asia

Landscape in Asia

Click on the 4 countries for more information on each social economy, market readiness and growth potential.

Case studies

How IBs Contribute to Commercially-Viable Ecosystems

No business will be able to grow and scale without the help of partnerships. We have profiled a partnership to exemplify how IBs have connected with AVPN members to leverage resources and maximize impact.

Employability, Livelihood and Poverty Alleviation

Three Impactful Business Models to Manage Supply Chains Better

Agriculture, Employability, Livelihood and Poverty Alleviation, Nutrition

6 Hotspots for Social Impact in Asia: Key Trends and Players

Agriculture, Employability, Livelihood and Poverty Alleviation

Meet Sabrina Mustopo!

Measuring Social, Environmental & Business Performance

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Pioneers

Pioneers In Asia

Be inspired by our IBs founders who have impacted the world’s most socio-economically disadvantaged group, giving them the dignity, opportunities and self-empowerment they deserve.

Krakakoa

Ecodoe

GREATWomen

Mekong Quilts

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Aglonera

DEAL SHARE PLATFORM

Deals In Asia

Find Inclusive Businesses deals through our Deal Share Platform. Identify opportunities and gaps and deploy financial and non-financial capital in a more targeted and impactful manner.

Aglonera

By PT. Aglonera Saluran Berkat

Aglonera is a digital platform that helps small food businesses (profit margin less than USD 12 per day) in Indonesia to get more profit and reduce their time burden when doing business.

Agriculture, Financial Inclusion, Livelihood and Poverty Alleviation

Community Forestry Market Access

By eNBe Lestari (Nb Community Forestry)

Increases returns to primary timber producers by buying standing trees from smallholder plantations, manage harvesting, primary processing and marketing, manage social, environmental & financial impacts.

Agriculture, Climate Action and Environment, Conservation, Livelihood and Poverty Alleviation

We started our project with an idea to tackle poverty specifically in the coastal communities using an app to help traditional fishermen get higher catch rate that will lead to improvement of life.

Livelihood and Poverty Alleviation

Akha Ama Coffee aims to establish Akha Ama Coffee Tokyo to expand market for coffee producers in Thailand. This project will be benefited to many agriculturists and encourage to apply more sustainable agricultural practices.

Agriculture, Livelihood and Poverty Alleviation

Future Essentials

By Cricket One

The project aims to produce crickets as a sustainable high protein and high mineral food source for human consumption through collaborating with local farmers in Vietnam for crickets farming.

Agriculture, Climate Action and Environment, Health, Nutrition

Supporting smallholder farmers and small and medium enterprises in rural Philippines by providing client-centered and customized financing and linking them into sustainable and fair value chains

Agriculture, Financial Inclusion, Livelihood and Poverty Alleviation

The GREAT Women Stock Purchase Fund is a working capital fund for threads for, and textile purchases from micro-women weavers, cooperatives and indigenous peoples. It is guaranteed by GREAT Women.

Arts and Culture, Employability, Financial Inclusion, Gender, Livelihood and Poverty Alleviation

HealthyFarm

By Evergreen Social Ventures Company Limited

HealthyFarm improves the entire clean food value chain in Vietnam through a multi-level approach: increasing supply, enabling a fair income for farmers & guaranteeing transparency & affordable prices for consumers.

Agriculture, Livelihood and Poverty Alleviation

Resources

Inclusive Business Resources

We believe in the power of knowledge sharing to encourage investors, social purpose organisations, governing entities, and intermediaries to learn and build their capacity.

Blog

Three Impactful Business Models to Manage Supply Chains Better

Blog

6 Hotspots for Social Impact in Asia: Key Trends and Players

Blog

Measuring Social, Environmental & Business Performance

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