An important challenge for inclusive businesses that aspire to create societal impact is lack of external financing. Inclusive businesses may take longer to become profitable and, therefore, have long-term investment horizons, which could discourage private investors that are only interested in short term financial performance. Luckily, new and innovative financing schemes are emerging that aspire to support the development of inclusive businesses. A rising number of impact investors are finding ways to mobilize resources for societal change, with an investment value projected to reach 500 billion USD by 2020.
This workshop will identify success factors for inclusive business models as well as discuss indicators for investment in inclusive business. Moreover the workshop will explore how impact investment can support inclusive business.
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