B4MD - Enabling inclusive business

Brand ideals and inclusive practices aren’t simply about altruism & CSR. Authentic purpose within a business is ultimately a driver for growth, loyalty and a better world.

Performance with Purpose – Indra Nooyi PepsiCo CEO

Novartis International AG – affordable medicine and health

Paul Polman, CEO Unilever interview on Fixing Capitalism


Asia: Embedding Inclusive Business

Even though most Asian countries have experienced a remarkable economic growth in the last few years, in some cases as a result of industrialisation processes, many low-income people in these countries have not improved their living standards and still struggle with their day-day living. Many of them, mainly in rural areas, continue to lack access to markets, income opportunities...

The Guardian: Brazil: a role model for development?

What can the rest of the developing world learn from Brazil's economic development and narrowing inequality gap? Researchers explain the three elements of sustained growth

OECD: Aid to developing countries rebounds in 2013 to reach an all-time high

A summary of the results of the annual survey of donor spending plans by the OECD Development Assistance Committee.

UN News Centre: Peeling away from big corporations, smaller farmers gain greater hold in banana market

Banana markets are becoming more fragmented creating opportunities for new companies and smaller producers, the United Nations agricultural agency has reported.

Devex: Let’s change focus — the buyer-led approach to development

Both the World Bank and USAID are seeking and proposing new approaches involving the private sector, so companies are sometimes seen as donors and at other times as implementers.