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INCLUSIVE BUSINESS PLAYBOOK

A PRACTICAL PLAYBOOK FOR BUSINESS LEADERS

While capitalism is credited with lifting billions of people out of poverty, our system is no longer sustainable. A new, more inclusive economy that balances profitability with equity is needed, and business has a critical role to play.

Achieving this vision will require new business models that prioritize low-income and marginalized people, redefine success, and form a new social contract between businesses and the communities in which they operate and live. A new Inclusive Business Playbook from Acumen and EY serves as a toolkit to help businesses navigate this transition.

The Playbook’s practical tools — an inclusive business framework and series of illustrative case studies — are intended to inspire, provide suggestions, and spark action for your own transformation, no matter your starting point. Drawing on our collective global experience — from guiding early-stage social enterprises to expanding inclusion at Fortune 500s — the Playbook shares our learnings to help businesses advance inclusion of low-income and marginalized groups and build a new, more inclusive system of capitalism.

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The Inclusive Business Playbook is a collaboration between Acumen and EY

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