Marijn Faling (PhD) is senior researcher at the Partnerships Resource Centre, Rotterdam School of Management, Erasmus University. She focuses on collaborations to address societal challenges such as poverty, climate change and hunger. She has an interest in inclusive business initiatives, strategies to influence policymaking, and monitoring and evaluation.
Inclusive business models are increasingly called upon as a solution to the multiplex challenges of poverty and inequality while at the same time providing companies opportunities for profitability. However, a review of the literature shows that the development impact of inclusive business models is often uncertain and that it is important both for inclusive business partners and donors to track this impact carefully to ensure the benefit of inclusive business for low-income communities.