As an independent institute, we work closely with partners from all sectors, including development agencies, foundations, large and small companies, academia and other intermediaries.
We strive to be real sparring partners for the people and organizations we work with. We engage with them in a transparent, critical dialogue, always aiming to make truly valuable contributions and, ultimately, to making a real impact on the problems we seek to address.
endeva also organizes the German BoP Learning Lab. As such, we collaborate with an international network of such labs.
Our most important partners are listed below:
- With the UNDP Growing Inclusive Markets Initiative, we engaged in extensive case-based research programs to inspire and support knowledge creation for inclusive business, leading to several reports, trainings and internal strategic programming.
- With GIZ, funded by the German Federal Ministry of economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ), we are collaborating closely on several research initiatives, such as ‘Energize the BoP’ or research on Southern MNCs as development partners. We also work together to organize dialogue and workshops
- With UNEP, we developed a toolbox for analyzing sustainable ventures in developing countries and continue to support the extension and training of these tools.
- With ICEP, we published "Entwicklungsgeschäfte - Wie Unternehmen neue Märkte erobern und gleichzeitig Armut mindern können" ("Inclusive Business Guide - How companies can explore new markets and alleviate poverty") for the Austrian audience and collaborated on events.
- With Allianz, we work to document and further develop their microinsurance activities.
- With Microenergy International, we have conducted workshops, training and joint research on inclusive business in the energy sector.
- With Eon, we collaborate, among other things, on research about access to energy.
- With Sanofi, we collaborated on a project on bringing medicines to low-income markets.
- 3XBL (Triple Bottom-Line Consulting) aided in facilitation and expert advice on our bringing medicines to low-income markets project.
- Reciprocity was a partner in an upcoming project on inclusive business ecosystems in Africa.
Foundations and civil society
- With Bertelsmann Stiftung, we conduct research, organize dialogue and contribute to strategic programming about the CSR activities of German companies abroad.
- With Planet Finance, we collaborate on issues surrounding microfinance, e.g. via joint events, and micro-insurance.
Research and academia
- We collaborate with the CSR Initiative at the Harvard Kennedy School in our research on understanding inclusive business ecosystems.
- We partnered with the Research Center for Design and Sustainability (Núcleo de Design e Sustentabilidade) of the Federal University of Paraná (UFPR) in Curitiba to create innovations for low-income consumers. In particular, we helped generate ideas in the first stage of the innovation process by applying tools that give the target group a voice.
- With the Chair of Economic Ethics at the University of Halle-Wittenberg, we have conducted regular theory-practice-dialogue sessions and student workshops.