Drawing upon research and dialogue to explore sustainable and inclusive business
Conducting cutting-edge, practitioner-oriented research
Training the next generation of inclusive leaders
Empowering original student research in frontier markets
Engaging World Class Thought Leaders
(Photo: 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.
Why, you might ask, should the private sector — with shareholder returns to worry about — get involved in lofty U.N. initiatives? First, the private sector contributes 60 percent of global GDP and 90 percent of the jobs, and may be better positioned to accomplish many of the goals because of better reach and resources. Second, if achieving some of the goals also helps achieve shareholder interests, the U.N. summit could result in a fresh burst of innovation and creative finance.
The Inclusion, Inc. Conference Report builds on dynamic discussions exploring the questions raised not just over the two-day event, but throughout the last year of in-depth research and conversation around sustainable and inclusive business.
Refer a regulator! The Fletcher Leadership Program for Financial Inclusion (FLPFI) is now recruiting its 2016 Fellow cohort of financial policymakers commited to promoting financial inclusion and inclusive growth in their countries. Learn more, apply and help us spread the word!