DATABASE OF INCLUSIVE BUSINESSES


This database contains a listing of companies that engage in inclusive business i.e have business models that engage base of the pyramid (BoP) consumers, suppliers, entrepreneurs and/or employees in low income and/or emerging markets. Currently the database only covers businesses that operate in Asia.

The database provides a brief description of each business listed and categorises them by sector, business model type, country, and investor. The list has been compiled by the Practitioner Hub, in partnership with the Asian Development Bank, using mostly publically available information. We encourage investors and the businesses themselves to contact us if they would like to provide more information. Users are invited to share feedback about the overall database as well as submit new businesses for inclusion.

You may also be interested in the database of organisations that support inclusive business in Asia and inclusive business publications database.

If you seek the Home Page of the Practitioner Hub for Inclusive Business, click here.

Total business 110

Acleda bank

This commercial bank is providing microfinance services for poor and low income people in Cambodia, with a special focus on women businesses.

Product:
  • SME Finance
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IB Type:
  • Core IB model
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Nestle coffee

This multinational company has developed an inclusive business model in the Philippines that includes 70,000 farmers in its value chain by buying coffee at prices 15% higher than the market rate, and providing robust seedlings to farmers. Nestle also has other inclusive business projects in Indonesia and Viet Nam.

Product:
  • Coffee
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IB Type:
  • Core IB model
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Hippocampus

This social enterprise operates educational programmes in villages in rural india to increase children's access to kindergarten services.

Sector:
Product:
  • Educational programmes
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  • Social Enterprise
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Simpa Networks

This energy company sells solar-as-a-service to energy-poor households and SMEs in rural India. Customers make a small initial down payment for high­quality solar systems and then pre-pay for the energy service

Sector:
Product:
  • Solar Home Systems
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IB Type:
  • Social Enterprise
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