Welcome to the
Inclusive Business Forum 2021
Future-Proofing Value Chains
At this year’s Forum we invite you to explore how to build inclusive and sustainable global value chains.
Unsustainable business practices, the climate crisis and the global pandemic has exposed and exacerbated the deep systemic fragilities in global value chains. These frailties have impacted not only supply chains, but also the millions of people who rely on these value chains for their livelihoods. Companies that do not adequately address the social and environmental impacts of their activities are likely to remain at risk to future shocks and challenges.
Re-building resilient and future-proof value chains is key for securing long-term business success and making real progress towards the 2030 Sustainable Development Goals. The Inclusive Business Forum will challenge participants to collaborate on transforming value chains towards a more sustainable and equitable future.
Join us to learn more from this amazing Speaker line-up, participate in online Call to Action workshops with inspiring inclusive business leaders and participate in one-to-one Matchmaking meetings with actors from business, civil society, academia and government from around the globe!
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Prof. Muhammad Yunus
Nobel Peace Prize Laureate
Father of Microfinance and Founder of Grameen Bank
Chairman and Co-founder of Yunus Social Business
Yunus Social Business believes in the power of business to end poverty. Yunus Social Business tackles poverty from the bottom up with Philanthropic Venture Funds and from the top down with Corporate Innovation.
Executive Secretary at United Nations Capital Development Fund
The United Nations Capital Development Fund works with finance models that unlock public and private resources for the 46 least developed countries.
Chief of Sustainable & Inclusive Value Chains at International Trade Centre
The International Trade Centre is the joint agency of the World Trade Organization and the United Nations. ITC's mission is to foster inclusive and sustainable economic development and is dedicated to supporting the internationalization of SMEs.
Chief Sustainability Officer at Unilever
Unilever is one of the world’s largest consumer goods companies and believes in doing business the right way. In 2020, Unilever's turnover was €51 billion with 58% in emerging markets.
Sustainability Manager at Icebug
Icebug is the world's first climate-positive manufacturer of outdoor footwear. Icebug is raising the bar for sustainability in the industry and making it easier to get outdoors.
The event is moderated by Mike Debelak, Executive Director at Inclusive Business Sweden.
An action-based event
Participate in online workshops focused on specific Calls to Actions to accelerate inclusive and sustainable value chains and business initiatives.
Connect with and schedule one-to-one online meetings with participating investors, entrepreneurs and partners from around the globe.
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Organisers and Funders
Inclusive Ventures accelerates West Swedish SMEs to fast-growing developing markets with the ambition to make West Sweden a national hub for inclusive business. It is led by Inclusive Business Sweden with the support of our great partners and funders RISE, Johanneberg Science Park, EU European Regional Development Fund and Västra Götalandsregionen.
Innovations Against Poverty challenges the private sector to develop products, services and business models that contribute to the fight against poverty and climate change. Innovations Against Poverty is managed by SNV in collaboration with Inclusive Business Sweden and Bopinc with the funding support of Sida.
EWA-förening collaborates and supports in the Forum to bring a perspective on gender-equality and women-empowerment.