How to Build an Inclusive Business

A Business Call to Action Blog Series | May 2018
May 9, 2018 11:30 AM ET
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Read the inspiring stories of Lucky, Nash, Peter and Norihiko taking you on their inclusive business journey. Building an inclusive company from the group up can be a dauting task paved with obstacles but it certainly always ends up being the most rewarding one. Perseverance is key, but knowledge is the sine qua non condition for success. From navigating the investment world to co-creating business models with local communities, four business leaders who are members of the Business Call to Action accepted to share with us how they did it, with candidness and openness, read on.

Bringing Business Back Home: Biomass Energy of Sri Lanka by Lucky Dissanayake, Founder of the Biomass Group

Professionalising African Motorcycle Taxis: from Vitamins to Painkillers by Barrett Nash and Peter Kariuki, Co-Founders of SafeMotos

The Road of Change: Circular Economy in the Automotive Industry by Norihiko Kondo, Founder of Kaiho Sangyo

About Business Call to Action (BCtA)
Business Call to Action is a global joint advocacy platform that works to accelerate progress towards the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) by challenging and supporting companies to develop inclusive business models that offer the potential for both commercial success and development impact. It is hosted by the United Nations Development Programme and funded by Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Government of Finland, Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (Sida), Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation, UK Department for International Development (DFID), US Agency for International Development (USAID). To date, over 200 companies from around the world have signed on to commit to contribute to the SDGs, from large multinational companies to national and small- and medium-enterprises in 67 countries.