Annabel Beales gives an overview of the five ways to engage with Business Fights Poverty, through convenings, circles, collaborations, collective insights and communications. And as always, find out about our latest published content.
The last couple of months have been event-ful in the literal sense! At the end of May, we held our Build Better Summit on Partnerships, followed by our week-long Global Summit in June - thanks to sponsors you can now register to access the events' digital learning materials. And just last week, we partnered with Standard Chartered on their Futuremakers Forum, a three-day online event that brought together business leaders with young people to find out what business can do to unleash the potential of young people to succeed in the future of work.
These online events gave us a chance to connect with existing members, and to welcome many more newcomers into our 30,000+ community.
For the newcomers benefit and as a reminder to our long-standing members here are FIVE WAYS TO ENGAGE with Business Fights Poverty.
Since the pandemic, our events have gone online. It’s important to us that they are free to attend live, and we have made a real push to be inclusive, both in terms of our speakers and our audience. Our Global Summit 2021 was our most diverse Rebuild Better event yet.
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Our events are central to our work, but are far from all that we offer to unlock new opportunities for business and social impact.
Our peer circles are private safe-space groups of six people working in multinational companies, who are all wrestling with the same social impact challenge. Facilitated by our Director of Thought Leadership, Katie Hyson, they provide regular online gatherings over a six-month period, tapping into practical advice from peers and carefully selected experts.
At the moment, we are running peer circles on tackling gender-based violence in the workplace and supply chains, and climate justice. We are also in planning stages for two new peer circles, on living wages and on partnering to respond in times of crisis.
Over the last 15 years, we’ve refined a proven methodology for rapid collaboration on the questions that matter most to our supporters. Over the course of a few months we bring together the best minds from across our network to facilitate meaningful conversations, co-create solutions and drive practical action on shared challenges.
Would you like to get involved?
You can also find out more about how to partner effectively through our written content:
Through our website, you can access over 4000 articles, podcasts, videos and reports. Download reports and action toolkits that distil learning from our Collaborations; and browse articles from over 100 world-class content partners and community members to stay ahead with the latest thinking.
Take a look at our reports and how-to videos, including our Business and Climate Justice Framework that explores what climate justice means in practice and the actions that business can take.
Learn about the work and personal journeys of our community members, through our Spotlight podcast series. The latest is an interview with Joseph Kolapudi, Project Director, Reach Across, a charity supporting refugees. Joseph talks about the impact of the pandemic on job opportunities for young people, and shares practical tips to get work experience, learn skills and build relationships with colleagues.
In the last week, we’ve published several thought-provoking articles by members of community:
Don’t forget there’s an open invitation to share your insights and inspiration with our community!
Do you have something big to say? If you would like to build meaningful two-way engagement with peers in a global community, build trust with specific stakeholders or amplify your voice through joint advocacy, Business Fights Poverty can help. Using our platform, convening power and reach, we can help get your voice heard on the issues that matter to you.
Creating positive social impact through business requires a collaborative effort. Whether you work in the private sector, for a governmental organisation or NGO, collectively we can come together in fresh and creative ways to improve the lives, livelihoods and learning opportunities of the most vulnerable people and communities.