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Anheuser-Busch InBev is the world's largest brewer. It strives to make the world a better place, combining its scale, resources and energy with the needs of its communities. Its sustainability strategy is embedded throughout its business and across its supply chain. It aims to tackle issues that are most material to its business and where it can make the most positive impact.
Anglo American is one of the world's leading mining companies. Anglo American has identified six values to help guide how it behaves and interacts with others: safety, care and respect, innovation, accountability, collaboration and integrity. Anglo American is supporting our Youth Employability Challenge.
As a global bank with a diverse and integrated range of products for individuals, businesses, institutions and governments, Barclays can make a positive contribution to global economic growth and development. Barclays supports The Intrapreneur Lab, a 3-day + 3-month accelerator programme for individuals inside companies to develop profitable innovations that create social impact - and become intrapreneurs in the process. The Intrapreneur Lab is a collaboration between Business Fights Poverty, Accenture Development Partnerships and Leadership Laboratories. Find out more here.
CDC Group plc is a Development Finance Institution owned by the UK Government. Its mission is to support the building of businesses throughout Africa and South Asia to create jobs and make a lasting difference to people's lives in some of the world's poorest places. CDC is supporting our Education Challenge.
CEMEX is a global leader in the building materials industry with over 100 years of experience and presence in more than 50 countries. Throughout its history, CEMEX has sought to be a good corporate citizen with sustainability being an integral part of its business. Its management team continually works to enhance and execute its framework of sustainable development initiatives and as a global company, it is aware of its responsibility to address complex sustainability challenges. CEMEX is supporting our SDGs Challenge on building the internal business case.
Citi Foundation works to promote economic progress in communities around the world and focuses on initiatives that expand financial inclusion. Citi Foundation is working with The Institute for Business in the Global Context at The Fletcher School, Tufts University, on an annual Sustainable and Inclusive Business Activity Survey. Citi Foundation is supporting our Challenges on Inclusive Business, on Youth Employability and on Microenterprise.
De Beers is the best known diamond company in the world. De Beers believes that business is a catalyst for creating value and delivering socio-economic benefit. To this end, it exercises commercial prudence, maximises the positive impacts of its operations, and works hard to set, maintain and raise standards within the diamond industry. De Beers is supporting our SDGs Challenge on building the internal business case.
Diageo is a global leader in beverage alcohol, with its products sold in more than 180 countries around the world. Diageo believes that putting the principles of sustainability and responsibility into practice means accounting for its most material social and environmental impacts in every aspect of they do - from sourcing raw materials, to running its manufacturing safely and efficiently, to influencing how its brands are sold and consumed. Diageo supports our SDGs Programme and our informal working group on measuring smallholder farmer impact.
GSK is a science-led global healthcare company. GSK researches and develops a broad range of innovative products in three primary areas of Pharmaceuticals, Vaccines and Consumer Healthcare. GSK is supporting our SDGs Challenge and the Intrapreneur Lab, a 3-day + 3-month accelerator programme for individuals inside companies to develop profitable innovations that create social impact - and become intrapreneurs in the process. The Intrapreneur Lab is a collaboration between Business Fights Poverty, Accenture Development Partnerships and Leadership Laboratories. Find out more here.
Mars is a global privately owned business encompassing petcare, gum and confections, food, drinks and symbioscience. The Mars Five Principles of Quality, Responsibility, Mutuality, Efficiency and Freedom are the foundation of its culture and approach to business. Mars is supporting our Challenge on the SDGs and Agriculture.
Pearson is the world's leading learning company, operating in more than 70 countries working to help people of all ages to make measurable progress in their lives through learning. Pearson provides learning materials, technologies, assessments and services to teachers and students in order to help people everywhere aim higher and fulfill their true potential. Pearson is supporting our Challenges on Education, on building the internal business case for the SDGs, on Youth Employability and on Intrapreneurship.
Standard Chartered is a leading international banking group committed to building a sustainable business over the long-term. It is focused on banking the people and companies to drive the creation of investment, trade and wealth in Africa, Asia and the Middle East. By running its operations well, standing by its clients & customers and investing in local communities, Standard Chartered believes that it can be a powerful force for good. Standard Chartered supports our Finance Zone and our SDGs Programme.
UK DEPARTMENT FOR INTERNATIONAL DEVELOPMENT
The Department for International Development (DFID) leads the UK’s work to end extreme poverty. DFID is ending the need for aid by creating jobs, unlocking the potential of girls and women and helping to save lives when humanitarian emergencies hit. DFID is supporting our Challenges on building the internal business case for the SDGs, on the SDGs and Agriculture, on Education and on Women's Economic Empowerment.
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Anti-Slavery International, founded in 1839, is the world's oldest international human rights organisation and works to eliminate all forms of slavery around the world.
Ashoka is the largest network of social entrepreneurs worldwide, with nearly 3,000 Ashoka Fellows in 70 countries putting their system changing ideas into practice on a global scale.
Ashoka Changemakers convenes and connects high-potential changemakers, and their ideas and resources, through the power of collaborative competitions and partner networks.
ASPEN NETWORK OF DEVELOPMENT ENTREPRENEURS
ANDE is a global network of 190+ organizations that work to propel entrepreneurship in the developing world.
B LAB UK
B Lab is a nonprofit organization that serves a global movement of people using business as a force for good. B Lab drives this systemic change including by building a global community of Certified B Corporations.
BRAC is a development organisation dedicated to alleviate poverty by empowering the poor, and helping them to bring about positive changes in their lives by creating opportunities for the poor.
BSR is a global nonprofit organization that works with its network of more than 250 member companies to build a just and sustainable world.
ASHRIDGE BUSINESS SCHOOL
Ashridge is one of the world's premier executive education and leadership development providers.
BUSINESS CALL TO ACTION
Launched at the United Nations in 2008, the Business Call to Action aims to accelerate progress towards the Millennium Development Goals by challenging companies to develop inclusive business models that offer the potential for both commercial success and development impact.
BUSINESS IN THE COMMUNITY
Building on 30 years of action, Business in the Community is working to shape a new contract between business and society, in order to secure a fairer society and a more sustainable future.
UNIVERSITY OF CAMBRIDGE INSTITUTE OF SUSTAINABILITY LEADERSHIP
For over 25 years the University of Cambridge Institute of Sustainability Leadership has been working to build leadership capacity to tackle critical global challenges, through business action, executive education and Master's-level programmes.
CARE INTERNATIONAL UK
Care International UK works for the poor and vulnerable in some of the world's poorest countries.
CENTRE ON BUSINESS AND POVERTY
The Center on Business and Poverty is a think tank that supports social enterprise through its writing, research and publishing of an on-line periodical.
THE CHERIE BLAIR FOUNDATION FOR WOMEN
The Cherie Blair Foundation for Women is a charity that supports women entrepreneurs in developing and emerging markets so that they can in turn invest in their families and communities.
Christian Aid provides urgent, practical and effective assistance where need is great, tackling the effects of poverty as well as its root causes.
The CODESPA Foundation is a non-profit organisation which has been working for 29 years in international cooperation for development. CODESPA trusts in the human capacity for building a more equal and fair world by providing opportunities to people so that, through their work, they can develop their capacities and be the protagonists of their own development.
THE DONOR COMMITTEE FOR ENTERPRISE DEVELOPMENT
The Donor Committee for Enterprise Development (DCED) enhances the efforts of donor agencies to place private sector development (PSD) at the heart of their work. DCED does this by sharing information about what works – based on practical experience, as well as research into businesses’ views on their constraints and needs of support.
THE DOUGHTY CENTRE FOR CORPORATE RESPONSIBILITY
The Doughty Centre for Corporate Responsibility, a research centre within Cranfield University School of Management, works to empower current and future managers with the knowledge, skills, and desire to lead responsible, sustainably managed organisations.
Endeva is a B Corp with the mission to create wealth among low-income groups through inclusive business. Endeva catalyses innovative solutions at the base of the pyramid through research, consulting, and facilitation.
ETHICAL TRADING INITIATIVE
The Ethical Trading Initiative (ETI) is a leading alliance of companies, trade unions and NGOs that promotes respect for workers' rights around the globe.
Farm Africa believes that Africa has the power to feed itself and that its smallholders hold the key to lasting rural prosperity. It works directly with farmers to help them unleash their potential to feed Africa’s people.
THE FLETCHER SCHOOL, TUFTS UNIVERSITY
The Institute for Business in the Global Context (IBGC) at the Fletcher School focuses on the interplay between global business and the key forces that shape the context in which enterprises operate.
GLOBAL ALLIANCE FOR CLEAN COOKSTOVES
The Global Alliance for Clean Cookstoves is a public-private partnership hosted by the UN Foundation to save lives, improve livelihoods, empower women, and protect the environment by creating a thriving global market for clean and efficient household cooking solutions.
Fundes is a consultancy that specializes in developing corporate and government programmes that seek to generate efficiencies, profitability, welfare and innovation throughout value chains, economic sectors and every other domain that affects micro, small and medium businesses.
Fundación Paraguaya, a non-governmental organisation founded in 1985, has spearheaded microfinance and entrepreneurship in Paraguay.
GBCHealth is a coalition of companies and organizations committed to investing their resources to make a healthier world… for their employees, for the communities in which they work and for the world at large.
GORDON INSTITUTE OF BUSINESS SCIENCE, UNIVERSITY OF PRETORIA
The purpose of the Gordon Institute of Business Science is to significantly improve individual and organisational performance through business education.
GSK AND SAVE THE CHILDREN PARTNERSHIP
In May 2013 GSK and Save the Children announced an ambitious partnership to help save the lives of 1 million children in some of the world’s poorest countries.
HAND IN HAND INTERNATIONAL
Hand in Hand looks at poverty differently, helping turn skills and potential into jobs so people can find a way out of poverty. The NGO has created 1.6m businesses which support 2.3m jobs and have improved the lives of 8m family members. The goal is to create 10 million jobs.
HARVARD KENNEDY SCHOOL CORPORATE RESPONSIBILITY INITIATIVE
The Corporate Responsibility Initiative is a multi-disciplinary and multi-stakeholder program that seeks to study and enhance the public contributions of private enterprise.
The Inter-American Development Bank works to improve lives in Latin America and the Caribbean. Through financial and technical support for countries working to reduce poverty and inequality, the IDB helps improve health and education, and advance infrastructure. Its aim is to achieve development in a sustainable, climate-friendly way.
OPPORTUNITIES FOR THE MAJORITY AT THE IDB
The Opportunities for the Majority (OMJ) initiative at the Inter-American Development Bank promotes and finances market-based, sustainable business models that engage private sector companies, local governments and communities in the development and delivery of quality products and services for the Base of the Pyramid in Latin America and the Caribbean.
INCLUSIVE BUSINESS ACCELERATOR
The Inclusive Business Accelerator facilitates the acceleration of impactful entrepreneurship in Base of the Pyramid (BoP) markets.
INCLUSIVE BUSINESS ACTION NETWORK
IBAN promotes inclusive business globally – by supporting the scale and replication of inclusive business models and engaging all types of stakeholders.
International Development Enterprises UK works with farmers and aspiring entrepreneurs living in poor rural areas all over the world. With them, iDE UK creates income and livelihood opportunities that empower them to create a better future.
INDIANA UNIVERSITY KELLEY SCHOOL OF BUSINESS
The mission of the Kelley School of Business is to transform the lives of students, organizations and society through management education and research. The Institute for International Business (IIB) supports the internationalisation of Kelley's academic programmes.
INITIATIVE FOR GLOBAL DEVELOPMENT
The Initiative for Global Development (IGD) is a non-profit organization that drives poverty reduction by catalyzing business growth and investment in the developing world.
INSTITUTE OF DEVELOPMENT STUDIES
The Institute of Development Studies is a leading global charity for international development research, teaching and communications.
INTERNATIONAL INSTITUTE FOR ENVIRONMENT AND DEVELOPMENT
IIED is a policy and action research organisation promoting sustainable development and linking local priorities to global challenges.
THE LEAGUE OF INTRAPRENEURS
The League of Intrapreneurs is a global movement of corporate changemakers working to transform business from the inside out.
Liberalizing Innovation Opportunity Nations (LIONS@FRICA) is a partnership to enhance the startup and innovation ecosystems of African economies. Business Fights Poverty is a Founding Partner.
THE MASTERCARD FOUNDATION
The MasterCard Foundation is an independent, global organization creating opportunities for all people to learn and prosper. The Foundation’s programs promote financial inclusion and advance youth learning, mostly in Africa.
Mercy Corps is an international development organization that helps people around the world survive and thrive after conflict, crisis and natural disaster.
THE MILLENNIUM CHALLENGE CORPORATION
MCC is an independent U.S. Government agency working to reduce global poverty through economic growth. It provides time-limited grants and assistance to poor countries that meet rigorous standards for good governance, from fighting corruption to respecting democratic rights.
The Multilateral Investment Fund is an innovation lab for the Inter-American Development Bank Group. It conducts high-risk experiments to test new models for engaging and inspiring the private sector to solve economic development problems in Latin America and the Caribbean. The MIF addresses poverty and vulnerability by focusing on emerging businesses and smallholder farmers with the capacity to grow and create economic opportunities.
NextBillion.net is a website and blog bringing together the community of business leaders, social entrepreneurs, NGOs, policy makers and academics who want to explore the connection between development and enterprise.
OVERSEAS DEVELOPMENT INSTITUTE
The Overseas Development Institute (ODI) is the UK's leading independent think tank on international development and humanitarian issues.
Oxfam is a globally renowned aid and development charity with 70 years of experience, working and campaigning with partners in 94 countries worldwide.
THE PARTNERING INITIATIVE
The Partnering Initiative is dedicated to driving widespread, systematic and effective collaboration between civil society, government and companies towards a sustainable future.
Practical Action uses technology to challenge poverty in developing countries. They enable poor communities to build on their skills and knowledge to produce sustainable and practical solutions.
THE PRACTITIONER HUB FOR INCLUSIVE BUSINESS
The Practitioner Hub has been developed by the Business Innovation Facility and Innovations Against Poverty to provide a space for practitioners to connect, share experiences and gain new insights to help their inclusive business ventures grow.
SAVE THE CHILDREN
Save the Chidren's vision is a world in which every child attains the right to survival, protection, development and participation. It aims to inspire breakthroughs in the way the world treats children, and to achieve immediate and lasting change in their lives.
SELF HELP AFRICA
Self Help Africa has been working in Africa for thirty years. Established in the immediate aftermath of the Ethiopian famine, it has been striving ever since to tackle the root causes of hunger and famine across the continent.
SCALA is a platform to scale the impacts of inclusive and social business. Its main focus is around initiatives in Latin America and the Caribbean, while open to learning from and adding to the global context. It focuses on leveraging value chains to create economic opportunity, empowerment and enterprise for people at the Base of the Economic Pyramid (BoP) through the distribution of goods and services.
SHARED VALUE INITIATIVE
For business leaders and problem solvers who see exciting market opportunities at the intersection of business goals and societal challenges, the Shared Value Initiative is the leading community shaping research, partnerships, and practices. The Initiative connects global thinkers and practitioners who are exploring this new frontier in search of the best ways to realize shared value’s tremendous potential.
SNV, the Netherlands' Development Organisation, is an international not-for-profit development organisation that aims to make a lasting difference in the lives of 15 million people living in poverty over the period 2013-2015.
SUSTAINABLE FOOD LAB
The Sustainable Food Lab is a global network of organizations accelerating progress toward a more sustainable food system. Food Lab staff advise on sustainability strategy and procurement programs, design and manage pre-competitive collaboration, and provide leadership development.
3BL Media provides news and content disribution for innovative companies. 3BL Media provides the content for the Business Fights Poverty News Feed.
TechnoServe works with enterprising people in the developing world to build competitive farms, businesses and industries.
THET has been supporting health workers around the world since 1989, improving patient care through targeted training programmes. It works with a diverse range of partners to build a world where everybody has access to affordable and quality healthcare.
THIS IS AFRICA
This is Africa, a service of The Finance Times, provides coverage, analysis and high-level interviews on Africa's evolving business and political relationships with the wider world.
Triple Pundit is a new-media company for highly conscious business leaders. Triple Pundit has grown to become one of the world’s most well read websites on ethical, sustainable & profitable business.
Unicef ensures more of the world’s children are fed, vaccinated, educated and protected than any other organisation. We won't stop until every child is safe.
UNITED NATIONS INDUSTRIAL DEVELOPMENT ORGANIZATION
UNIDO is the specialized agency of the United Nations that promotes industrial development for poverty reduction, inclusive globalization and environmental sustainability
USAID is the lead U.S. Government agency that works to end extreme global poverty and enable resilient, democratic societies to realize their potential.
Voluntary Service Overseas is an international development organisation that brings people together to share skills and knowledge.
WATER & SANITATION FOR THE URBAN POOR
WSUP is a multi-sector partnership developing commercially viable models to help cities reach everyone with improved water and sanitation services.
THE WORLD BANK INSTITUTE
The World Bank Institute (WBI) is a global connector of knowledge, learning and innovation for poverty reduction.
WORLD BUSINESS COUNCIL FOR SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT
The WBCSD is a CEO-led organization of forward-thinking companies that galvanizes the global business community to create a sustainable future for business, society and the environment.
WWF is the world’s largest environmental organisation building a future where people and planet thrive.
YOUTH BUSINESS INTERNATIONAL
Youth Business International is a global network of independent non-profit initiatives helping young people to start and grow their own business and create employment.