Since 2017, when ASEAN leaders in called for “greater emphasis on creating an enabling environment for Inclusive Businesses in ASEAN Member States”, governments have been exploring means to encourage more inclusive businesses to emerge and scale up. Moreover, business leaders, the finance community and other key stakeholders have been developing inclusive business models to support economic growth and social impact at scale.
As business leaders and governments make progress in promoting inclusive business, it is worth exploring how inclusive business can support specific major socio-economic needs. This includes considering how inclusive businesses can help address the challenges posed by COVID-19 and how women, overrepresented among the poor, can be better included in the value chain of inclusive business.
The Summit, organized by the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP) in collaboration with the Inclusive Business Action Network (iBAN) and the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), will be hosted online on 29 September 2020.
Information about the Summit can be found at https://www.aseanibsummit.com/2020resources
- 1. ASEAN Business Advisory Council and Inclusive Business, by Gil Gonzales
- 2. Micro, Small and Medium sized Enterprises in Viet Nam, by Trinh Huong
- 3. Zen Resort Wellness Tourism Development, by Mahendra Shah
- 4. AmruRice Inclusive Business models, by Saran Song
- 5. Covestro Inclusive Business ASEAN, by Ada Hua
- 6. Promoting Inclusive Business opportunity in Indonesia, by Victoria br. Simanungkalit