The need for enhanced public support for Inclusive Business Models
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In the framework of its Enterprise 2020 initiative, CSR Europe coordinated a collaborative project on “Inclusive Business Models. Smart, Sustainable and Inclusive Growth at the Base of the Pyramid”, in leadership with GDF SUEZ, IMS, Entreprendre pour la Cité and Business in the Community (BITC), and in partnership with BoP Innovation Center and GlobalCAD.

This study demonstrates that if European donors seem to be ready to support businesses in development, most of the donor programmes primarily focus on funds, loans and grants in the framework of larger public-private partnerships, there is not yet sufficient attention given to incentivising companies to change their business models in order to make them more inclusive and shape the necessary local conditions to achieve this change.