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5 November 2020
9:30 - 16:30 Central European Time
Inclusive Business Forum 2020 | Virtual

Welcome to the

Virtual Inclusive Business Forum 2020!

This year marks the start of the Decade of Action to meet the Sustainable Development Goals. Despite immense challenges in 2020, we cannot lose sight of these long-term global goals.

That's why this year's Inclusive Business Forum will focus on concrete actions that create and accelerate inclusive and sustainable business initiatives with developing markets - as part of our collective efforts to meet the Sustainable Development Goals by 2030.

Headline Speakers

The event is moderated by Malin Frithiofsson, Nordic Ecosystem Hero of the Year.

Jan Eliasson

Former Deputy Secretary-General, United Nations

"Threats and hopes in today's world"


Pamela Coke-Hamilton

Executive Director, International Trade Centre

"SMEs at the heart of building back better"


Jack Sim

Founder, World Toilet Organization

"The next economic pillar for 4 billion new customers at the base of the pyramid"


Sanda Ojiambo

CEO & Executive Director, UN Global Compact

"Decade of Action, Delivering on Agenda 2030 in a Post-Covid Era"


Jacqueline Novogratz

Founder and CEO, Acumen

"Moral leadership in an imperfect world"


Sulley Amin Abubakar

Founder & CEO, Zaacoal

"Green energy for impact"

An action-based event

In addition to learning from these great speakers, you will have the chance to host and/or participate in online Calls to Action, publish your offer and schedule one-to-one Matchmaking meetings with actors from business, civil society, academia and government - from our base in Sweden and around the globe!

Calls to Action

Host and/or participate in online workshops focused on specific Calls to Action to accelerate inclusive and sustainable business initiatives.


Connect with and schedule one-to-one online meetings with potential investors, entrepreneurs and partners from around the globe.


Showcase your products/services and opportunities for partnership, collaboration and investment.

Share with others!

Let your network, colleagues and partners know about the Forum so they can join as well.

Share this link, the LinkedIn event or Facebook event and join the conversation on social media using #IBF2020 and tagging Inclusive Business Sweden:

  • LinkedIn: @InclusiveBusinessSweden
  • Facebook: @InclusiveBusinessSweden
  • Twitter: @InclBusiness

The Forum is brought to you by the Inclusive Ventures programme 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.


Closed since 5 November 2020


9:30 - 16:30 Central European Time

Organised by


Albania 1
Algeria 1
Argentina 1
Austria 1
Bangladesh 8
Belgium 4
Benin 1
Bolivia 1
Botswana 1
Brazil 1
Bulgaria 1
Cameroon 1
Canada 3
Colombia 1
Denmark 5
Egypt 1
Ethiopia 1
Finland 1
Germany 6
Ghana 7
Greece 1
Grenada 1
Guatemala 1
Guinea 1
Honduras 1
India 2
Indonesia 1
Israel 4
Italy 1
Kenya 17
North Macedonia 1
Madagascar 1
Malaysia 2
Netherlands 3
Nigeria 16
Pakistan 1
Philippines 2
Portugal 1
Rwanda 2
Sierra Leone 1
Somalia 1
South Africa 1
Spain 4
Sweden 116
Tanzania, United Republic Of 3
Thailand 2
Togo 1
Tunisia 1
Uganda 5
United Kingdom 3
United States 8
Zambia 4
Total 256