Harness your core business, philanthropy and policy engagement to support the lives, livelihoods and learning of the most vulnerable. Find out how, and access 200+ examples.
Use our Response Framework, Rebuild Better Framework, topic-specific Action Toolkits, and regular peer group and expert events to guide you.
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While efforts are rightly focused on the immediate impacts, we need to start thinking about how to recover and rebuild, because action taken now will have long-lasting effects on people's wellbeing and resilience. This Rebuild Better Framework builds on the Response Framework to highlight ways in which business can play a role, individually and in partnership.
Government leadership is crucial, but companies and civil society organizations also have a vital role in working together to respond to the immediate crisis and develop plans for longer-term recovery and resilience. This Response Framework highlights ways in which business can play a role, individually and in partnership.
Businesses are stepping up in a variety of ways to support the most vulnerable in their value chains, communities and beyond. We map these against the Response Framework, to inspire new business action and collaboration.
In the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic and ‘stay at home’ regulations, domestic violence and online bullying and harassment are expected to rise. What can companies do to support employees internally? What can they do to harness their core business strategies including marketing and innovation as well as philanthropy to respond to the increase in violence?
Many NGOs are responding to a complex set of operational and business continuity stresses arising from the pandemic and from the efforts to contain it. The demands on many NGOs are increasing, just as their capacity to respond to those demands is being undermined. How can businesses support their NGO partners through the impact of COVID-19?
ARTICLES & PODCASTS
Myriam Sidibe, Senior Fellow at Harvard Kennedy School, and Co-Founder of the National Business Compact on Coronavirus in Kenya, shares her top three pieces of advice on how businesses can get involved in solving this crisis responsibly.
How does a business like Avon – the multinational ‘more than beauty’ compony, deal with coronavirus? Hear first-hand from Natalie Deacon, Avon’s Executive Director Corporate Affairs and Sustainability and the President Avon Foundation for Women.
Caroline Ashley, Clare Coffey and Wolfgang Weinmann, from Oxfam GB, argue that in years to come, suppliers and stakeholders will remember which businesses and brands acted responsibly during the crisis, working through problems together.
Andrew Means is at the leading edge of social impact data. A self-confessed: “cynical optimist. “ This podcast interview with Andrew explores why data is everything - only with good impact measurement can real scalable and lasting social change be made.
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See the examples of AB InBev, CEMEX, GSK, Morrisons, Safaricom, Sanofi and Unilever.
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Business Fights Poverty is an award-winning, business-led collaboration network focused on social impact. For 15 years, we have been bringing together organisations and individuals to collaborate on questions that matter to business, people and planet. Along with over 100 international companies, NGOs, universities, and government bodies, we have a global network of more than 25,000 professionals who share their collective insights to move the needle on pressing global challenges.