The event will also discuss how governments and business associations can support or create a better enabling environment for inclusive business. Furthermore, the event will exchange experiences from Latin America with Asia and seek replication. The Forum will bring together about 250 representatives from business companies, business associations, investors, and governments promoting inclusive business models in Asia. The IB Forum is enriched by side events, held on February 16, 2016, such as a training session for bankers and impact investors on risk assessment and structuring inclusive business financing (in cooperation with Credit Suisse), a workshop on inclusive business in agriculture and aquaculture (in cooperation with CSR Asia), a seminar on B2B replication (organized by IBAN), a social enterprise event for South-east Asia (organized by SANKALP), as well as a meeting of the development banks' working group on IB. The event is organised by the Asian Development Bank (ADB) – in partnership with the World Bank Group’s International Finance Corporation (IFC), the Inter-American Development Bank (IADB), the UNDP Business Call to Action (BCtA) program, the World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD), the Inclusive Business Action Network (IBAN), CSR Asia, the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (SIDA) and Credit Suisse.
For more information on the event, please visit the following websites:
- ADB events page: http://www.adb.org/news/events/2nd-inclusive-business-forum-asia
- IB Forum detailed website: http://www.inclusivebusinesshub.org/ib-asia-forum