Companies with inclusive business (IB) models can play a strong role in supporting such structural transformation. IB models promote inclusive growth by investing in innovative, commercially viable, and growing business models that provide, at scale, relevant and affordable goods and services, or enhanced livelihood opportunities, to people living at the base of the pyramid. These businesses promote social transformations as they have a large and deep social impact. Inclusive businesses bring triple wins for companies, the poor, and for the Viet Nam society.
Following the request of the Agency for Enterprise Development under the Ministry of Planning and Investment of Viet Nam, the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP) and the Inclusive Business Action Network (iBAN) have conducted the present landscape study.
The study includes a market study of current inclusive businesses in Viet Nam and an assessment of the enabling environment. It also provides recommendations for promoting inclusive businesses.