In the last decade, rapid economic growth in the Asia-Pacific region has brought with it a greater awareness of the role business can play in the achievement of development goals: creating jobs, building skills, developing technologies and innovations that improve the quality of people's lives.
Initiatives such as the BCtA have encouraged companies to develop 'inclusive' business models that engage and meet the needs of low-income communities while also generating commercially viable business opportunities. These types of models differ from philanthropic or corporate social responsibility (CSR) initiatives in that they engage the core business of the company with a view to supporting both development and business goals in a sustainable manner.
The conference in Jakarta on 21 June will bring together up to 200 key figures from business, government, and civil society across the Asia-Pacific region. See Agenda.
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To achieve inclusive business growth and scale, companies not only need to have the right products, services and business model, but also the appropriate management practices. Base of the pyramid (...