Issue Briefs

No.9 New business models for inclusive growth

While business enterprises are the engine of our economies, the generators of prosperity and the creators of jobs, there are growing concerns that the current dominant focus on rewarding investors and creditors comes at the expense of the environment and well-being. This raises the challenge as to how best to utilize the potential of business to contribute to society. Reflecting on this challenge, this Issue Brief takes stock of the research on new business models in order to better understand how we can harness the productive capacity of business to optimally contribute to inclusive and sustainable growth.