Research and practice have demonstrated that shared value and inclusive business practices generate both social and business value. Yet, despite the evidence of the positive business, economic and social benefits of such practices, their adoption remains low. While there is a growing movement of large and small organizations that are adopting these practices, this is not yet widespread across sectors in the economy. At the same time, few governments and non-profit organizations developing strategies to address poverty incorporate such practices into their strategies or meaningfully engage the corporate sector in partnerships that would lead to greater adoption of inclusive business practices. A knowledge gap thus exists between knowledge creators and the corporate sector who could adopt such practices, as well as between knowledge creators, government/NGO strategists and the corporate sector. This report summarizes interviews with knowledge creators, intermediaries and supporters that occurred during the Summer and Fall of 2018.
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