Drawing upon research and dialogue to explore sustainable and inclusive business

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Conducting cutting-edge, practitioner-oriented research

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Training the next generation of inclusive leaders

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Empowering original student research in frontier markets

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Achieving Sustainable and Inclusive Growth

About Inclusion, Inc.


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.

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Dean Chakravorti on UN Development Goals

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.

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Inclusion, Inc. - Conference Report


Inclusion, Inc. Forum ReportThe 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.


Apply Now to Join the 2016 FLPFI Cohort


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!


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Bhaskar Chakravorti in Harvard Business Review – “What Businesses Need to Know About Sustainable Development Goals”

  • What Businesses Need to Know About Sustainable Development Goals The UN General Assembly held its regular meeting in New York this fall. But this year its purpose was different – and with significant implications for the future of the human condition. More than 190 member countries committed to “eliminate poverty in all its forms everywhere” […]
  • “Global Finance: Private Equity, the Financial Crisis, and a Little History of Money” Patrick Kocsi (F96), GE Capital

  • “The age of high returns over the last thirty years is over,” declared Patrick Kocsi (F96) at his October 16 talk, part of the Institute for Business in the Global Context (IBGC) Speaker Series. “Today, we’re at a point in the credit and equity markets where things are starting to flash orange.” From ancient Mesopotamia […]
  • Bhaskar Chakravorti in The Indian Express – “A Like for Mark Zuckerberg”

  • A like for Mark Zuckerberg Zuckerberg’s mission is, however, bigger than that of a CEO paying a courtesy call to his largest customer base. India is also home to a chunk of the 4.5 billion people who cannot be his customers because they have no internet access. He was here to also sell Facebook’s year-old […]