Consulting is the first pillar of ASEI’s unique and mutually reinforcing business model which also encompasses research and project development.

ASEI provides consulting in two distinct areas: Inclusive Business/Base of Pyramid and Renewable Energy.

Inclusive Business/Base of Pyramid

ASEI has built up unique expertise in market-based solutions for the base of the pyramid in the Philippines. This area can best be described as a “space” (link to tag cloud), as generations of academics have failed to come up with an encompassing definition. The underlying premise for us is the creation of shared value with the involvement of the low income population, i.e. the social impact and the participation of the private sector in a core business activity, i.e. the financial return.

We support our customers to develop and implement profitable business models which engage the low income population as supplier, employee, distributor and/or consumer.

We combine the latest theory and action based learning through our in house project development, research and consulting divisions (link each) to deliver exemplary value to our clients.

We actively engage our network in the Philippines which encompasses the whole eco-system of this space, consisting of successful social entrepreneurs (link to Hapinoy/R2R), leading academic institutions (link to ibop), impact investors, innovative inclusive businesses (BCI), development agencies (GIZ) and development banks (ADB).

We connect with like minded organizations around the globe (partner) to bring successful models and valuable experience to the Philippines and to create awareness for the Philippines as an attractive impact investment location.

Asian Development Bank – Promoting Inclusive Growth through Business Development at the Base of the Pyramid

ASEI has been tasked by ADB to conduct a feasibility study to assess the viability of establishing a $100 million “inclusive business” fund in the Philippines. ASEI will conduct a private sector mapping effort, focused on meeting one hundred leading companies that currently have business activities or plan to have business activities that engage with the low-income segment.

“Inclusive Business” is a profitable and sustainable entrepreneurial initiative that seeks to contribute to both company growth AND poverty reduction by including low-income communities within the value chains of companies in ways that create shared value—as suppliers, distributors, employees and/or consumers.

The Asian Development Bank (ADB) is promoting inclusive growth in ten Asian countries through the development of six US$100 million private equity funds targeting larger companies with business models that integrate the low income segment within their value chain.

If your company is an inclusive business or you plan to develop an inclusive business as part of your core business activity, we would like to hear from you. Please fill in the survey and we will be in touch with you:

iBoP Asia

ASEI provided consulting services to the Ateneo School of Government (link) in developing the iBoP Asia Programme: Innovations for the Base of the Pyramid (link). This programme aims for inclusive growth and poverty alleviation through community involvement and co-creation. ASEI developed the iBoP Asia program framework and a business program to streamline innovation and technologies at the BoP in South East Asia through academic research, policy formulation and enterprise development. ASEI also developed case studies based on the grant projects of the first iBoP Asia phase which will be included in the upcoming iBoP Asia publication.

Renewable Energy

Renewable energy, namely solar, wind, run-of-the river hydro and biomass technology, presents an emerging market opportunity in the Philippines. ASEI provides consulting to foster information exchange, business partnerships and the development of framework conditions.

“renewables – Made in Germany”

The “renewables – Made in Germany” initiative (link – on behalf of the German Federal Ministry of Economics and Technology (BMWi) supports the promotion of renewable energy technologies as a feasible alternative to conventional power generation. Business partnerships and the exchange of experience and knowhow between German renewable energy companies and partner firms from all over the world help to reach that goal. The European Chamber of Commerce of the Philippines (ECCP), the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH and the German-Philippine Chamber of Commerce and Industry (GPCCI) Inc. together implement the “renewables – Made in Germany” initiative in the Philippines.