The issue brief, titled Scaling up Inclusive Business – Solutions to overcome internal barriers, features insights from CEMEX, Grundfos, ITC, Lafarge, Masisa, Nestlé, Novartis, Novozymes, SABMiller, Schneider Electric, The Coca-Cola Company, andVodafone.
The brief organizes the range of possible internal organizational barriers to scale up inclusive business into three main categories:
- opportunity cost of investment
- strategic and operational misalignment
- capability gaps
For each of these three categories of barriers, the brief describes a range of solutions (a dozen in total) illustrated by company examples – from obtaining the support of senior leadership and establishing centers of excellence, to bringing core capabilities in-house, adjusting performance targets and quantifying the total value created by inclusive business ventures.
This piece is a contribution to Action2020, the WBCSD platform for business to contribute solutions to environmental and social challenges.