Invitation to share your experiences:
We invite you to share your experiences of barriers and drivers of doing business in frontier markets and to help shape how small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) are better supported by the UK Government and other organisations in doing their international business.
By filling in our online survey, you will be sharing your recommendations. If you chose to share your contact details during the survey you have the further opportunity to showcase your business through the Business Fights Poverty network.
Please complete the survey here: https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/5P6YP5V
Business Fights Poverty has teamed up with the UK’s Department of International Development (DFID) and Department for International Trade (DIT) to support the development of the Business Integrity Initiative.
In 2019 the Business Integrity Initiative will launch with the aim to promote high standards of business integrity and ethical behaviour in line with the UK Bribery Act; and, in the process, protect the reputation and strengthen the long-term growth prospects of companies doing business in frontier markets. The Initiative will encourage and support companies to embed anti-bribery and corruption policies and good practices into their business and will pilot on the ground assistance to UK companies experiencing corruption problems in three higher risk markets initially.
Why answer the online survey?:
Doing business in frontier markets, whilst navigating local expectations with business integrity can sometimes be challenging. Your first-hand experience and insight will help ensure that the advice and support provided by DFID, the DIT and others is grounded in reality, practical and useful, it will also help shape tools and further support should be provided.
Business Fights Poverty’s mission is always to gather the experts around a problem to search for ideas and solutions, we will disseminate learnings and share insights back to the Business Fights Poverty community and to other UK SMEs with the intention to support, inspire and share best practice.
CALL TO ACTION
We invite you to share your perspectives and experiences of the challenges and opportunities faced when doing business in frontier markets, giving you the opportunity to showcase your approach to the Business Fights Poverty business-led network, comprising over 20,000 thought-leaders from business, government, civil society, academia, and NGOs. To support this research and collaborate with us, please join the online survey here: https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/5P6YP5V (est. 10 mins)
We welcome all interested parties to contact an**@bu*******************.org for further information.