We collect international and national case studies to showcase best practices. We carry out target-driven publications and we develop Inclusive Business studies focusing on specific industrial sectors, or given geographical areas
We develop and implement field studies to verify the feasibility of Inclusive Business initiatives. We carry out need analysis to understand where to channel market-driven solutions for poverty alleviation
We activate processes to engage beneficiaries within their own communities. We enable connections among different actors so to strengthen entrepreneurial partnerships
We support the company and all the involved co-partners in defining a concerted plan of action. We consider firm’s expectations, we guide the needs and we find the most effective solutions to respond to the needs of underserved communities in an innovative way, ultimately enhancing growth opportunities
We consider social, environmental and economic impacts of what the company already implemented or is planning to implement. Outputs, Outcomes and Impacts are considered within their context of implementation and are evaluated according to impact metrics endorsed and recognized at international level
Design 4 Development is a co-creation & co-designing method applied to conceive products and services responding to the needs of low-income consumers in emerging markets. To do so, De-LAB works side by side with our clients and a network of architects, designers and engineers to develop scalable solutions ensuring access to strategic goods in low-income communities.
We develop training modules to disseminate concepts and practices of Inclusive Business, according to the specificities of our public (students, entrepreneurs, public entities). Our training courses are always characterized by moments of interaction (mock interventions on specific case studies and scenarios, Metaplan technique etc)
As official Italian member of the Global BOP Learning Lab Network, De-LAB is in touch with the most prominent experts and practitioners in the Inclusive Business domain
We develop social and sustainability reports to track and disseminate social and environmental initiatives undertaken by companies
We develop and apply social and socio-economic indicators for Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) projects or as components of certifications of integrated sustainability
We adopt participatory techniques for project design phases, such as Open Space Technology or focus group, involving different key actors.
We offer training courses on Corporate Social Responsibility, Social Innovation and socially-oriented communication. We adopt participatory techniques such as focus group, Open Space Technology and Metaplan.
We develop and strengthen CSR projects developing communication tools, brand positioning and Social Innovation services
Corporate welfare is a way for improving employees’ performances ensuring them a series of additional social benefits that increase their well-being and, consequently, their productivity and motivation at work.
De-LAB can design such activities, monitor their implementation, assess their effectiveness and promote them.
We apply Social Impact metrics to evaluate social impacts of CSR initiatives supported by the profit sector
Corporate volunteering is a way for companies to encourage the direct engagement of their employees in volunteering activities serving the needs of the local community. Such activities have to be carried out during people’s working hours. De-LAB can design such initiatives, monitor their implementation, assess their effectiveness and promote them.
Ethical business communication
Communicating company’s products, services and/or story, as well as their practical application, in an inclusive way.
Creating and developing clear and effective communication contents that shows the efforts undertaken by the company in the socio-environmental field.
Engaging the most relevant stakeholders (human resources, clients, local administrations, ecc.) in an interactive and participatory way.
Sharing projects with local communities in which the company operates and obtain critical information relative to socio-environmental impacts.
Developing effective mechanisms of internal-external participation and support to inform all the company’s referenced agents about the socio-environmental initiatives undertaken.