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ABOUT IFC’S INCLUSIVE BUSINESS MODELS GROUP
Launched in 2010, IFC’s Inclusive Business Models Group mobilizes people, ideas, information, and resources to help companiesstart and scale inclusive business models more effectively.For more information, visit
This report would not have been possible without the pioneering efforts of IFC’s clients, on whose inclusive business models it isbased. IFC thanks all of these clients for their inspiration and leadership.The writing team included Beth Jenkins, Eriko Ishikawa, Alexis Geaneotes, Piya Baptista and Toshi Masuoka with input from AntaraGanguli, Detelina Kalkandjieva, and Peter Tynan from Dalberg Global Development Advisors. The team would like to give specialthanks to their IFC investment colleagues Adrian Bastien, Andi Dervishi, Samuel Dzotefe, Gabriel España, Alex Oliveira, and MiguelToledo for their insights on the models described here, and a special thanks to Junko Tashiro and Takao Takahashi from the InclusiveBusiness Models Group.
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The material in this publication is copyrighted. Quoting, copying, and/or reproducing portions or all of this work is permittedprovided the following citation is used:
Jenkins, B; Ishikawa, E; Geaneotes, A; Baptista, P; and Masuoka, T (2011).
Accelerating Inclusive Business Opportunities: BusinessModels that Make a Difference.
Washington, DC: IFC.
The ﬁndings, interpretations and conclusions expressed herein are those of the authors and do not necessarily reﬂect the views of IFC.