©2019 by Inclusiv Ventures. 

We believe that when business, government and philanthropists work together we can generate both social and commercial returns.  It's about putting the power of business to work to make the world a better place for everyone.

 

In the 1960's JFK preached that 'a rising tide lifts all boats'. In the 1980's free market liberals continued with 'trickle down economics'. Today there are strident debates whether commercial forces of the market are able to spontaneously act together to tackle the largest social and environmental challenges facing our planet. At the same time, governments, philanthropists and non-profit organisations feel burdened with the full responsibility of ensuring opportunity and inclusion. That's where the concept of Inclusiv Ventures comes in...

The mission of Inclusiv Ventures is to enable alignment of the capabilities and capital of private sector, governments and development actors into singular projects and ventures which bring sustainable solutions to poverty and exclusion.

 

Inclusiv’s Vision is for an "Impact Economy" based on a new model of capital allocation and business practice. The businesses of an impact economy exhibit commercially rational inclusion. Government and philanthropic grant capital is offered to the market so that commercial capital can be blended and allocated towards social and environmental priorities.  CFOs and CEOs find strong business reasons to work with donors and development actors in an Impact Economy.

 

Inclusiv will help business and development actors find common ground and move away from the charity/for-profit dichotomy and help create a rational environment for businesses to contribute to sustainable and inclusive growth.

 

To  deliver on its vision, we:


1. Build partnerships and associated inclusive projects and flow-on ventures which create impact and are commercially sustainable.

2. Work to influence policy and practice of donors and business to enable support and sponsorship of innovation in inclusive  ventures.

Our work makes the world more Inclusiv 

“The seventeen Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) are our shared vision of humanity and a social contract between the world’s leaders and the people” Former UN Secretary-General 

Ban Ki-moon.

EDUCATION

Did you know, Education remains our most powerful long term strategy to positively impact UN development priorities including climate change? Read the study Drawdown - Educating Girls

Of the 650 million primary school age children in the world, 250 million are not learning the basics. There are particularly hard-to-address challenges with

  • Girls access to education

  • Education for underserved (transient and remote)

  • The quality of teacher training and professional development

 

 

 

We focus on:

  • Teacher training and professional development

  • Education for girls and transient or remote populations

  • Incorporating global technology business partnerships

  • Universal quality education

ENERGY

  • Renewable energy is a transformational community building block denied 2 billion of the poorest people in the world. There are many opportunities for donors to partner with energy innovators to increase energy inclusion in a commercially sustainable way.

  • We are building new partnerships with energy technology and service bundling innovators, and leveraging existing distribution and payments business models (telcos etc) to leapfrog old world infrastructure thinking.

DIGITAL

Our focus:

  • Inclusiv is working with donors, telco’s and software companies, and International NGOs to develop services models in education and other areas to accelerate digital inclusion, growth, and achievement of SDG targets

Digital is a critical infrastructure/service for developing economies. It is the first time in history that such a critical dimension of national development is privately owned.

 

With the 5th billionth mobile phone user now connected, the digital revolution promises to transform the process of development by empowering and enabling inclusion of the poorest people in the world. Inclusiv is working with Telcos and others to enable inclusive digital services.

 

Poor countries can work with partners like Inclusiv to embrace the digital economy as a pathway that enables opportunity, empowerment and economic development. Since the private sector are core parties in investing in and delivering digital infrastructure and services models, donors must transform its co-investment models to achieve development outcomes​.

Livelihoods and Agriculture

  • Broadly speaking, the poorer the country or a community, the more households depend on agriculture for basic income and livelihoods. Agriculture remains a key economic dimension for livelihood transformation and addressing SDG 1 – no poverty.

  • Inclusiv is enabling partnerships in the agriculture sector, working with lead firms to invest and to transform market systems which create demand for jobs and income for the poor.

Health

  • Digital innovation in health services in areas like the Pacific offer promise for transforming primary health care services to address maternal and infant mortality, GBV, infectious diseases.

  • Digital services offer promise in transforming surveillance and response in health outbreaks.

  • Inclusiv is enabling new partnerships and projects with international NGOs, health research institutions, technology companies and telco's.

DRR and Humanitarian Response

  • Digital services enables innovation in early warning systems and preparedness, climate change resilience, cash programming response, market system resilience.

  • Inclusiv is advancing new partnerships to introduce novel approaches to improve efficiencies and effectiveness in humanitarian response.

Our Services

Inclusive Business Advisory, Partnership Development and Project Design:

  • Impact business project design

  • Partnership brokerage and support

  • Blended capital brokerage and deal structure advice

  • Specialist technical advisory

  • Shared value strategy, policy and advice

  • Grant capital allocation

  • Grant capital raising

Project Consulting

  • Grant capital project management

  • Capital performance, monitoring and evaluation, reporting

  • Specialist technical advisory

New Venture Origination

  • Co-creation, partnership formation and incubation of impact businesses

  • Commercialisation and scaling of products and services. ‘DevTech’

FAQ

How does Inclusiv's model benefit Government and other Donors (are you different to an NGO)?

Well, Inclusiv Ventures is a joint venture with Save the Children Australia (an international NGO) but unlike traditional NGO’s or other development actors like managing contractors, our project and venture development services 

  • Open up new private partnerships and private capital funding pathways which

  • Generate greater impact AND much higher return on your funding investment

Our services and private sector partnership enablement helps donors who want to increase the return on public funding to achieve development outcomes. We help organisations and funders move on from the traditional aid model by leveraging private capital and forming corporate partnerships with national and global scaling potential.

How does this model benefit corporations?

Our services help large for-profit corporations who want to enter new and emerging markets and

  • win new customers

  • build a medium term pipeline of opportunities and

  • do good in the world

Unlike a conventional consultant or investor, our services can

  • Leverage your proposed investments to attract matching investments and thereby de-risk your required funding for new ventures.

  • We not only help grow your customer base and revenue but also buffer your costs and increase your profits AND the social dividends they generate

How does the Inclusiv Ventures model benefit NGO's like Save the Children Australia?

Our services help NGO's who want to reduce over-reliance on the traditional aid funding model and to:

  • Sustainably advance their social mission

  • Innovate their business model

Unlike the ODA model, traditional consultants or traditional funding asks, our services can

  • Create new investment value propositions for your existing philanthropic and corporate partners 

  • Open up brand new opportunities for sustainably funded projects and ventures

  • Achieve greater impact for Sustainable Development Goals through new private-public partnerships