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Dec 8, 2015

Although the number of inclusive businesses has risen substantially over the past decade, they are still far from the desired level. Furthermore, most of the existing inclusive businesses are not elaborated to their full potential. To discover why, the IICPSD has posed two main questions: First, what do successful initiatives that reach their full potential in terms of scale and impact have in common? Second, what is the private sector’s current level of knowledge, engagement and awareness of inclusive business?


This report addresses these questions and presents findings from four stages of research. A comprehensive literature review and an analysis of 150 successful inclusive business cases around the world were conducted to answer the first research question. In-depth interviews with top-executives from ten businesses and a survey of 680 companies in Turkey was also carried out to tackle the second concern.

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