ProjectAdapting to Climate Change with Inclusive Business
Developing countries bear the highest burden of climate change effects, and low-income people are often those hardest hit by changing weather patterns and extreme weather events. Good examples of businesses that help low-income people adapt to climate change are already available.
The objective of the project is to feature inspiring inclusive business models that enhance adaptation to climate change while serving low-income consumers in developing countries. The value created reaches far beyond economic returns – special attention is paid to environmental and social benefits for low-income consumers.
The research has resulted in 3 concise case studies featuring Jain Irrigation, Syngenta seed insurance and BlueVentures coastal protection. Each case study describes the particular challenges within the local context, the business model, the company background, the partner structure as well as the environmental, social and economic benefits.