boston 2 g 034Inclusive Business

Consultancies for companies willing to apply Inclusive Business models

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

Bespoke research

We collect international and national case studies to showcase Inclusive Business best practices. We carry out target-driven publications and we develop Inclusive Business studies focusing on specific industrial sectors, or given geographical areas 


Design 4 Development is a co-creation & co-design 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.

Training on Inclusive Business

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)

Design thinking

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

Stakeholders engagement

We activate processes to engage beneficiaries within their own communities. We enable connections among different actors so to strengthen entrepreneurial partnerships

Impact assessment and accountability

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


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

LEGO® SERIOUS PLAY® for Development of Inclusive Ecosystems

We apply LEGO® SERIOUS PLAY® methodology to help the design of inclusive ecosystems for engaging profit and non-profit actors in development issues.

boston 2 g 045Social Innovation

Participatory techniques applied to social project development

We adopt participatory techniques, such as Open Space Technology, focus group, Lego© Seriousplay ©, European Awareness Scenario workshop, to design services and models that address a specific social need, finding a more efficient and innovative solution.

Corporate Social Responsibility consultancies

We develop and strengthen CSR projects through Corporate Volunteering Initiatives, Diversity Management, Social Certifications (B-corp, Social Footprint) and other tools and path that can be activated by the profit sector

Social and Sustainability Reporting

We develop social and sustainability reports to track and disseminate social and environmental initiatives undertaken by companies within CSR strategies

Training and engagement

We offer training courses on Corporate Social Responsibility, Social Innovation and Sustainability. We adopt participatory techniques such as focus group, Open Space Technology and Metaplan.

Coaching for profit and non-profit organizations

We rely on professional coaches certified by the International Coach Federation to work on corporate identity and mission engagement through CSR and internal strategy dynamics 

Grant Writing

We develop grant writing consultancies to strengthen the fundraising strategy related to clients’ Social Innovation initiatives

Social Impact measurement

We apply Social Impact metrics to evaluate social impacts of CSR and Social Innovation initiatives supported by the profit sector


Ethical Business Communication


Corporate Ethical Communication: storytelling and storydoing

We communicate online and offline to internal and external stakeholders about CSR, Social Innovation or Inclusive Business initiatives engaging our customers: we produce ADVs, contents, gamification, corporate campaigns, reporting, infographics, concept for events, Manifestos, etc. in order to engage and inform in a transparent and accountable way

Mapping and activation of local networks

We love to share projects and contents with the local communities where the company operates: listening to their needs, building on their insights and engaging them further is a relevant journey to maximize the social impacts of CSR and Social Innovation projects.

Purpose-driven Events and dissemination

We design and organize events that show the social and environmental commitment of companies and organizations, thus supporting a specific cause or vulnerable group.

Inclusive videos and tutorials

Communicating company’s products, services and/or stories through inclusive formats and accessible languages that could generate social impacts while experienced by all beneficiaries. Find here an example: PROJECT VOILA’ 
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