NGOs and inclusive business: a workshop to uncover lessons learned

Project Context

For NGOs,  inclusive business can be an innovative and complementary approach to contribute to development goals, especially in countries with diminishing donor support and increasing private sector presence. Indeed, NGOs are already taking different roles, which range from corporate partnerships to develop inclusive business models, to setting up own social ventures or facilitating impact investments. It does, however, require a new approach and mindset. While each NGO has gathered individual experiences, there is little exchange on lessons learned and good practices to advance NGO engagement in inclusive business.

Project Objective

Endeva is organising a ‘peer-to-peer learning’ workshop, accompanied by several webinars, targeted at leading international NGOs. Our goal is to facilitate the exchange of experiences on the various roles NGOs can take in inclusive business, as well as related organisational aspects.

Project Output

The workshop, taking place in Berlin on September 4-6, will provide space to share common pitfalls and best practices between peers, aiming to further and improve the organization’s inclusive business models. We will also draw upon Endeva’s extensive knowledge gained from working with, studying and setting-up NGO-driven inclusive business. Following the workshop, participants will receive a detailed documentation of the outcomes and a follow-up conversation focusing on their specific challenges and ideas.

If you are interested in joining and learning more about the workshop, please send an email to Isabel at

Location: Berlin, Germany

Dates: September 4, 2017 - September 6, 2017