Inclusive Business competition: winners were announced

By Xavier Forneris

Last December, I mentioned a competition launched by the Group of 20 (G20) and IFC -full disclosure: IFC is my employer- to find the best examples of “Inclusive Businesses”, i.e., businesses that provide goods, services and livelihood opportunities to the poorest of the poor, those who live at the “base of the pyramid” (BOP).

The results have been announced a few days ago in Los Cabos, Mexico (June 18) and the winners are:

Agrofinanzas (Mexico)
Apollo Hospitals Group (India)
Bakhresa Grain Milling (Malawi)
Brilla, a program launched by Promigas (Colombia)
Corporación Universitaria Minuto de Dios (Colombia)
Ecofiltro (Guatemala)
Engro Foods Limited (Pakistan)
Jain Irrigation Systems Ltd. (India)
Manila Water Company (Philippines)
Millicom (Luxembourg)
Reybanpac Unidad de Lácteos (Ecuador)
Sustainable Harvest Coffee Importers (United States)
Tenda Atacado Ltda (Brazil)
VINTE Viviendas Integrales (Mexico)
Waterlife India Private Limited (India)


For more information on the competition go to:

To read about the winners, go to:

And to learn about IFC’s Inclusive Business Models program and activities go to: