What is it?
Some (the developing world) Access More. 'Inclusive Growth' is about those at the bottom of the pyramid - the poorest of the poor - accessing more of the world's wealth.
The role of business?
Jobs creation, adoption of inclusive business models and frugal innovation.
IBLF's programmes in this area:
YCI is a six-month education programme for disadvantaged young people to gain life and work skills via work experience in full service hotels. To date, leading hotel chains have implemented YCI programmes in 11 countries across the world, with over 50 hotels helping more than 420 young people each year. Companies can engage in YCI as a donor, partner or participating hotel. Visit the official website here
IBLF supports companies on shaping their inclusive business initiatives by running capacity building workshops in the UK
and publishing reports on the theme
. We equip business to build and to link with local networks, collaborate with new partners and take collective action. IBLF is also a partner of the World Business and Development Awards
that recognise innovative inclusive business models. IBLF is a founding partner of the Business Call to Action (BCtA)
, a global initiative that challenges companies to develop inclusive business models to accelerate progress towards the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs). Through this platform, we provide companies with access to high-level profiling for their inclusive business activities, networking forums and linkages with companies, donors and key stakeholders.
Run by IBLF in partnership with The Prince’s Youth Business International, RBS and Oxfam, YBR allows young entrepreneurs to access low-interest loans to start their own businesses, advice from mentors and training in running a start-up. The programme is active in the regions of Russia including Vladivostok, Voronezh, Novosibirsk and Moscow and has funded the business projects of over 100 young people. Find out more here.
IBLF provides advice and resources to create effective employee engagement initiatives for companies and civil society organisations. We do this through advocacy, capacity building, knowledge leadership and strategic advice. IBLF also co-chairs the Clinton Global Initiative Employee Engagement Action Network that shares good practice in employee engagement. In 2012, we will co-create a partnership for a cross-company, international corporate volunteering programme. Contact Amanda Bowman (firstname.lastname@example.org) to find out more.
Empowering women is one of the most effective ways of tackling poverty. This programme will build a global network of companies, governmental and civil society organisations who will work together to empower women and girls. They will do this by creating opportunities for women’s leadership in the workplace and by leveraging employees’ skills to tackle gender inequity. Contact Amanda Bowman (email@example.com) to find out more.
The Roll Back Malaria Partnership (RBM) was launched in 1998 by WHO, UNICEF, UNDP and the World Bank, bringing together many stakeholders with a common shared interest in fighting malaria. It was created to implement coordinated and agreed action against malaria through the Global Malaria Action Plan (GMAP). It forges consensus among partners and mobilizes resources to effectively combat malaria.