At the beginning of 2017, Endeva started to informally discuss inclusive business approaches with leading international NGOs in our partner network. The discussions made us realize that all had similar questions, but very complementary experiences. Together with BoP Inc. and IBAN, we thus brought them together in a peer-learning workshop in early September 2017 to exchange experiences and learnings in a confidential atmosphere. The result was an inspiring but realistic discussion on what role NGOs can play in inclusive business, and the need and benefits of supporting each other on that learning journey.
As part of a larger blogpost series on this topic on the Practitioner Hub, Endeva’s Aline Menden and Christian Pirzer wrote about their views on NGOs in inclusive business – a contradiction or complementarity? Check it out!