CHEERS DIAGEO!

The Kwale Project has been growing high-quality white sorghum as an income earner during rotation cropping. Most locals use sorghum as a staple food crop, but it’s also used in animal feed, sweetener, ancient grains for bread concoctions, as a gluten-free alternative to wheat and … beer....


WINNER AT THE 2017 NEW VISION FOR DEVELOPMENT AWARD

Business for Development is proud to announce that they are one of the winners of the World Economic Forum (WEF), the World Bank Group, and the International Development Research Centre’s (IDRC) New Vision for Development award. These institutions have recognised that economies and businesses...


AGENCIES, GOVERNMENTS, DONORS, LEND ME YOUR EARS

 2018 will mark the ten year milestone of when the World Business Council for Sustainable Development coined the phrase inclusive business. For much of the past ten years, the inclusive business discourse has focused on challenging the private sector to commit to taking up inclusive business...


WHAT IS THE BUSINESS CASE FOR INCLUSIVE BUSINESS?

Why should a business with a principal duty to its own commercial outcomes, invest in something like inclusive business? Firstly, there is an opportunity to achieve shared economic advancement. Inclusive business is not about charitable donations, it is about the exploration of viable commercial...


WHO SAYS YOU CAN’T TEACH AN OLD DOG NEW TRICKS?

Peter is a 70-year-old farmer in Kwale, Kenya. He is incredibly active for a man of his age. What drives him? His family. Peter takes significant pride and responsibility for his family. He wants everyone – from son to great grandchild – to have the opportunity to be happy....


THE NEXUS BETWEEN MINING & AGRICULTURE IN AFRICA

Why Australian Extractive Companies and Sustainable Development Outcomes? Australia’s investment in the extractives industry in Africa is significant. Australia is one of the lead investors in mining exploration in Africa with over 200 ASX-listed companies carrying out more than 600 projects[i]...


A Tale of Two Summits

It is funny what a difference a year makes. It was only in September 2016, when ironically China was holding the G20, the world seemed a little more open towards trade, more inclusive and optimistic. With this year’s G20 summit in Germany fast approaching, clearly mass migration, terrorism,...


Outside the mine gate: Empowering women through inclusive business

Research has shown that mining investments can catalyse economic growth and reduce poverty in developing countries.  Resource company’s local economic contribution can be enhanced through direct, indirect and induced employment in host communities. It is indirect employment through community...


What is the LINC model?

There are around 450 million smallholder farmers on earth who are currently close to the point of general subsistence. They live on less than US$2 per day and farm on about 1-1.5 hectares of land where they generate enough income and food to meet their basic needs. With this land, they typically...


Knowledge is Power. The Inclusive Business Practitioners Hub.

Knowledge is a powerful factor that enables people and organisations to achieve great results. It is key to unlocking complex chaotic issues, such as international development, where we face compounding environmental economic, political and social forces which make it nearly impossible to solve....