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Inclusive Business Summit

“Incentivise Businesses for Inclusive Growth”

23 - 25 August 2023

Nusa Dua, Bali, Indonesia


Incentivise Business for Inclusive Growth 

Under Indonesia’s ASEAN Chairmanship 2023 theme “ASEAN Matters: Epicentrum of Growth”,

the Sixth ASEAN Inclusive Business Summit commissions dialogue to explore opportunities to prepare an enabling environment to incentivise businesses for a sustainable future, such as through the establishing the ASEAN IB Acceleration Programme to support and finance inclusive business models.

Event Highlights

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High-Level Ministerial Session

During the session, ASEAN member States will:

  • Present their commitments to support the implementation of the Plan of Action

  • Discuss opportunities to support MSMEs, inclusive and sustainable development through inclusive business in ASEAN

  • Explore opportunities to join forces to support inclusive businesses and SMEs

  • Share key learnings and opportunities for the implementation of the Guidelines for the Promotion of Inclusive Business in ASEAN 

MSMEs Business and Financial Matching

Multi-stakeholder Dialogues on The Promotion of
Inclusive Business Practices


23 August 2023

Hybrid Event - Nusa Dua, Bali, Indonesia

The regional investment forum will showcase inclusive business models, and provide the opportunity to pitch to investors and to identify investment deals in inclusive business models in agriculture and food systems, and to explore partnerships with government agencies, development partners, and other firms.
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About ASEAN Inclusive Business Summit 2023

Inclusive businesses (IB) provide goods, services, and livelihoods on a commercially viable basis, to people living at the base of the pyramid making them part of the value chain of companies as suppliers, distributors, retailers, or customers.


ASEAN has been promoting IB as an integral part of its economic agenda since 2017 when its Economic Ministers endorsed the ASEAN Inclusive Business Framework urging member states to create an environment conducive to inclusive practices by businesses. 

Since then, ASEAN has organized five ASEAN Inclusive Business Summit. More importantly, in 2022, the ASEAN Economic Ministers endorsed the regional Guidelines for the Promotion of Inclusive Business in ASEAN. These guidelines, endorsed by the ASEAN Economic Ministers, serve as a reference for policymakers and businesses, presenting policy instruments and recommendations to facilitate widespread adoption of IB both at the national and regional levels.


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