Conducting cutting-edge, practitioner-oriented research
Training the next generation of inclusive leaders
Empowering original student research in frontier markets
Bringing the conversation home with world-class thought leaders.
(Paul Polman, CEO, Unilver)
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.
In June, global food giant Nestle was forced to downsize its operations in Africa, after having gone too big too fast because its managers had cast Africa as "the next asia." Belatedly, those same managers eventually realized that the two continents are, well, continents apart, and that Africa could not sustain the same growth they had seen elsewhere.
It’s an important lesson—for investors, for intellectuals, and even for politicians.