HIGHLIGHTS & RECORDINGS
TUESDAY

1.00 - 1.30 PM BST /

8.00 - 8.30 AM EDT

WELCOME & FIRESIDE CHAT

Welcome by Zahid and Yvette Torres-Rahman, Founders, Business Fights Poverty

Followed by a Fireside Chat on Rebuilding Better with:

Giles Bolton, Responsible sourcing Director, Tesco

Cathy Pieters, Senior Director Sustainable Ingredients & Cocoa Life, Mondelez

Katharine Stewart, Group Corporate Responsibility Director,
Associated British Foods plc

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FULL FIRESIDE CHAT
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BP4GG FILM

1.30 - 3.00 PM BST /

8.30 - 10.00 AM EDT

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WEBINAR

Business Partnerships as a Force for Good: Building Back Better from the Pandemic

Through a variety of multi-party partnership examples from the Business Partnerships for Global Goals programme, we explored how business has been working to protect the most vulnerable people during the COVID-19 pandemic. Speakers shared perspectives on how partnership - with the UK's FCDO and other industry players - can support our collective efforts to rebuild better from the pandemic.

This session covered:

  • The most recent practical examples, across a range of sectors, to inspire ideas for new business-government-NGO partnerships.
  • Lessons and advice that you can take into your partnerships so that you can increase their impact and effectiveness.

Key themes
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Greener, more responsible trade. Improving supply chain transparency. Catalysing digital innovation.

Opening Remarks:

Kate Cooper, Impact Investing and Responsible Business Advisor, UK Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office (FCDO)

Helen King, Head of Department, Economic Cooperation and Growth, FCDO

Panelists:

Richard Fox, Director of Sustainability, Flamingo Horticulture Ltd

Hannah Bruce, Practice, Evidence and Learning Senior Manager, Ethical Trading Initiative

Ravikant Sharma, Assistant Manager, Sustainable Operations, South Asia, VF Corporation

Aisha Aswani, Ethical Trading Manager, The Co-operative

Lindsay Block, Head of Partnerships and Capacity Building, Primark

Fiona Sadler, Global Head of Ethical Trading, M&S

Moderators


Nic Ramsden, Team Leader, Business Partnerships for Global Goals
Katie Hyson, Director of Thought Leadership, Business Fights Poverty

Closing Remarks


Kate Cooper, Impact Investing and Responsible Business Advisor, FCDO
Mehnaz Bhaur, Project Director,  Business Partnerships for Global Goals


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ARTIST ILLUSTRATION

3.00 - 3.15 PM BST /

10.00 - 10.15 AM EDT

FIRESIDE CHAT

Yvette Torres-Rahman, Co-Founder, Business Fights Poverty, hosted a Fireside Chat on The Power of Multi-Party Partnerships for Supporting Vulnerable People, with:

Lydia Hopton, Global Head of Ethical Trading, M&S

Justin Dell, Partnerships Manager, CARE International UK

Jahirul Azad, Head of Urban Health, CARE Bangladesh
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3.15 - 4.30 PM BST /

10.15 AM- 11.30 PM EDT

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DISCUSSION

Business Partnerships as a Force for Good: A Tool for Rapid Collaboration?

Live written discussion.

This was a chance for attendees to engage with BP4GG partners and others leading business-donor partnerships, on what makes their partnerships a success, as well as share their insights and connect with like-minded peers.

Together we explored the latest thinking on how businesses can partner with government to address global challenges, and support our collective efforts to rebuild better from the COVID-19 pandemic.

In particular, we explored how such partnerships can support responses to rapid onset challenges.

Panelists:

Jahirul Azad, Head of Urban Health, CARE Bangladesh

Taposh Barua, Programme Coordinator, Ethical Trading Initiative, Bangladesh

Abil Bin Amin, Bangladesh Country Manager, Ethical Trading Initiative

Kathleen Brenninkmeijer, Programmes Manager, Win-Win Strategies, Women Win

Hannah Bruce, Practice, Evidence and Learning Senior Manager, Ethical Trading Initiative

Caroline Downey, Sustainable Sourcing Manager, MM Flowers

Ian Finlayson, Managing Director, PSI Advantage

Elle Harrison, Senior Programme Delivery and Relationship Manager, The Fairtrade Foundation

Nahidul Hasan Nayan, Operations Director, Awaj Foundation

Keith Kibirango, Director of Philanthropy and Private Sector Engagement, Crown Agents

Sarah Moser, Partnership Development Consultant, CARE International UK

Emilie Paradiso, Head of Advisory - Responsible Business, Partner Africa

Linda Patentas, Senior Program Manager, Apparel, GoodWeave International

Sara Petersson, Social Dialogue Programme Manager, Ethical Trading Initiative

Kyawe Phyo Phyo Aye, Ethical Trade Executive, Primark

Mosfequr Rahman, Bangladesh Project Manager, GoodWeave International

Munir Shamim, Ethical Trading Initiative, Bangladesh

Myriam Sidibe, Founder, Brands on a Mission

Naomi Somerville-Large, Senior Technical Adviser, Fairtrade Foundation

Darian Stibbe, Executive Director, The Partnering Initiative

Ikhtiar Uddin, CARE Bangladesh

Moderator:


Katie Hyson, Director of Thought Leadership, Business Fights Poverty

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LEARNING RESOURCES
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BP4GG RESOURCES

 NEWSLETTER 

 GARMENTS 

Preventing a COVID-19 Garment Sector Health and Supply Chain Crisis in Bangladesh

 FLOWERS 

Securing Workers Rights in a COVID-19 Context

 GARMENTS 

Supporting the Garments Sector in Bangladesh and Myanmar Through the COVID-19 Crisis

 COCOA 

Cadbury Farmer Resilience Fund

 FLOWERS 

Resilience in Flower Supply Chains

 FLOWERS 

Sea Freight Flowers

 GARMENTS 

Hidden Supply Chains in Bangladesh

 GARMENTS 

Bridging the Gap: Supporting the Transition From Crisis to Resilience

 GARMENTS     AGRICULTURE 

The COVID-19 Vulnerable Supply Chains Facility

 FLOWERS 

Business Partnerships for Global Goals COVID-19 Vulnerable Supply Chain Facility

 TOOLKIT 

Remote Survey Tools for Capturing Farmer and Worker Information

 TOOLKIT 

Empowering Women During the Pandemic

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BP4GG PARTNER: CARE

 GARMENTS 

Preventing COVID-19 Garment Health Worker and Supply Chain Crisis

 GARMENTS 

Health Access and Linkage Opportunities for Workers

 GARMENTS 

Project Progress and Learning Sharing Report

  AGRICULTURE 

COVID-19 Vaccine Uptake by Urban Marginalised Population in Bangladesh

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BP4GG PARTNER: ETHICAL TRADING INITIATIVE

  AGRICULTURE 

COVID-19 Outbreak Response Pack for African Agricultural Suppliers

  AGRICULTURE 

The Impact of COVID-19 on Agricultural Supply Chains in Africa

 TOOLKIT 

ETI Base Code

 GARMENTS 

Recommendations for Factories to Protect Workers from COVID-19

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BP4GG PARTNER: FAIRTRADE

 COCOA 

Cocoa Sustainable Livelihoods Landscape Study: Côte D'Ivoire and Ghana

 COCOA 

Market Analysis for Cocoa Income Diversification Under the Cadbury Farmer Resilience Fund

 COCOA 

Gender Inclusion in the Cadbury Farmer Resilience Fund

 FLOWERS 

Fairvoice Kenya 2020: Reporting on the Impact of COVID-19 on Flower Farms

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BP4GG PARTNER: PARTNER AFRICA

  AGRICULTURE 

The Impact of COVID-19 on Suppliers and Workers in Africa

 TOOLKIT 

Getting It Right: A Benchmark for Implementing a Best Practice Human Rights Agenda in Your Business

 TOOLKIT 

Identifying Salient Health and Safety Risks within African Supply Chains

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BP4GG PARTNER: WOMEN WORKING WORLDWIDE

 FLOWERS 

A Practical Gender Toolkit

 FLOWERS 

Gender Awareness Toolkit and COVID-19 Training

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WORK OPPORTUNITIES FOR WOMEN RESOURCES

 GARMENTS     AGRICULTURE 

Unpaid and Unrecognised: How Business Can Realise the Benefits of Tackling Women's Invisible Labour

 GARMENTS     AGRICULTURE 

Building Back Equitably: Spotlight on COVID-19 and Women Workers in Global Value Chains

 GARMENTS     AGRICULTURE 

Rapid Innovation Through Partnerships

  AGRICULTURE 

Measurement of Women's Economic Empowerment

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BUSINESS FIGHTS POVERTY RESOURCES

 TOOLKIT 

The National Business Compact on Coronavirus: A Blueprint for Rapid Collaboration?

 TOOLKIT 

Rapid Innovation Through Partnerships

 TOOLKIT 

Building Transformational Partnerships

 TOOLKIT 

Supporting NGO partners


ABOUT THIS EVENT
Business Partnerships as a Force for Good

Attendees joined a half-day of insight and connection, and explored the latest thinking on how businesses can partner with government to address global challenges, and support our collective efforts to rebuild better from the COVID-19 pandemic.

COVID-19 has not only been a health shock, but also a major disruption to global trade and the economy. International businesses which employ large numbers of vulnerable women and men in developing countries have been hard-hit, but through their supply chain networks and influence, also present a major opportunity for getting immediate support to the world’s poor, as well as putting in place systems that will protect workers into the future.

As the world continues to grapple with COVID-19, as the UK prepares to showcase potential solutions for a greener, more prosperous future at the G7 Summit, and as the international community prepares for COP26, this Rebuild Better Summit focused on the crucial role that business can play in partnership with government to improve the lives of some of the world’s most vulnerable people.

Our thanks goes to these and many more amazing speakers and panelists who joined us

Lydia Hopton

Global Head of Ethical Trading, M&S

Hannah Bruce

Practice, Evidence and Learning Senior Manager, Ethical Trading Initiative

Kate Copper

Impact Investing and Responsible Business Advisor, UK FCDO

Business Partnerships for Global Goals

The Summit was co-hosted with Business Partnerships for Global Goals (BP4GG) – a UK Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office programme that invests in partnerships with businesses to test and scale shared value initiatives that contribute to the Global Goals.

The programme hosts the Vulnerable Supply Chains Facility, a rapid COVID-19 response facility partnering with 20 UK and international agricultural and garment product retailers, not-for-profit organisations, farms, and factories in eight partnership projects. The programme is providing economic, social, and health benefits to around 1 million vulnerable women and men impacted by COVID-19 in seven countries across Africa and Asia, and is providing useful insights and practical lessons for wider uptake.

As part of BP4GG’s Business Partnerships as a Force for Good Learning Series, this event was organised in the build up to G7 Summit, with a focus on how partnerships can lead to greener, more responsible trade, improve supply chain transparency, and catalyse digital innovation in the context of the pandemic.

BP4GG is managed by Mott MacDonald, with support from Accenture Development Partnerships and the International Institute for Environment and Development (IIED).

About Us
WE ARE A GLOBAL COMMUNITY OF PEOPLE AND ORGANISATIONS PASSIONATE ABOUT BUILDING AN EQUITABLE AND RESILIENT FUTURE. WE BELIEVE IN THE POWER OF BUSINESS TO HELP IMPROVE THE LIVES, LIVELIHOODS AND LEARNING OPPORTUNITIES OF THE MOST VULNERABLE PEOPLE AND COMMUNITIES.

By curating purposeful collaboration, we help companies and their partners access the insights and relationships they need to unlock new opportunities for business and social impact.

With our world more interconnected than ever, driving system-level change for a better future will require us to unite across traditional divides and come together in fresh and creative ways.


Join us. We are Business Fights Poverty.
Business Fights Poverty is proud to be a Founding UK B Corp.

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