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B4IG – Financing Forum

The IGFF held its first financing workshop last month, gathering B4IG members and partners around the question « How can corporates and investors partner to fund inclusive growth? In which priority

July 13th, 2021|

The Pledge

Each Chairperson or CEO of B4IG member companies has signed The Pledge, which covers the key areas of Inclusive Growth: advancing human rights in direct operations and supply chains; building inclusive workplaces; strengthening inclusion in company value chains & ecosystems; and developing adapted tools to measure and value the impact of inclusive business.

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The working groups

Together with experts from the OECD as well as partners and academics, representatives from B4IG member companies work to implement The Pledge and turn collaboration into concrete business actions for inclusive growth. As knowledge is created and shared, Working Groups are leading to new projects, tools and commitments to trigger systemic change and monitor progress in the three areas of The Pledge.

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The financing forum

B4IG’s IGFF leverages public-private collaborations and foster partnerships that will direct funds toward initiatives which both deliver social impact and transform businesses. It provides a bridge to connect investors, corporates, social businesses, governments, foundations; a platform to promote innovation and develop inclusive growth ecosystems; and a framework to foster public-private partnerships and de-risk investments. Acting as an Inclusive Growth Aggregator, the IGFF will pilot financing partnerships and new investment vehicles on chosen themes and programs

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The incubator

The Incubator explores specific local solutions that can be more broadly applied across geographies and economic sectors. It accompanies viable projects developed and implemented by the member companies as they test, accelerate and scale novel approaches to inclusive growth. In 2020, the Incubator selected the first cohort of 12 projects from diverse industries all over the world.