Corporate Impact

Corporate Impact: Transforming Lives and Reducing Poverty

Youth Business International (YBI) together with ten enterprise support organisations (ESOs) from its global network of members have developed an evidence-informed approach that can systematically improve the financial health of young entrepreneurs by combining financial access and literacy via three pathways for ESOs to enhance their support.
The private sector is positioned to help solve one of the world’s great humanitarian crises, and a major driver of poverty. Worldwide, there are more than 103 million forcibly displaced people, including at least 32.5 million refugees.
Having the means to engage effectively online is key in improving education and employment opportunities for those from low socioeconomic backgrounds, but is becoming increasingly difficult amid the cost-of-living crisis. Here, Guy Miller, CEO of full fibre network operator MS3 Networks, explores the digital divide’s negative impact on social mobility, and how businesses can tackle it.
Stanford Social Innovation Review is proud to present its first-ever global series of articles created in collaboration with its six local language partners—SSIR China, SSIR en Español, SSIR Japan, SSIR Korea, SSIR Brazil, and SSIR Arabia. The series, devoted to advancing equity, looks at inequities within the context of seven specific regions or countries, and the ways local innovators are working to balance the scales and foster greater inclusion across a range of issue areas.
ISEAL’s guidance, developed with the CGIAR Initiative, highlights the importance of integrating gender equality into sustainability standards. It outlines practices for enhancing women’s empowerment and representation in supply chains, advocating for holistic, organization-wide strategies to address gender inequalities and promote sustainable development.
RISE highlights the underrepresentation of women in leadership within the garment industry, revealing a disconnect between current programs and worker expectations. It advocates for addressing systemic barriers and redefining women’s advancement beyond supervisory roles, calling for industry collaboration to create a women’s advancement roadmap.
Gender equality is the cornerstone of sustainable business growth. This article explores how MEDA’s Gender Equality Mainstreaming (GEM) Framework is advancing gender equality, in addition to business growth and impact. After applying GEM to 40 businesses and investment funds globally, MEDA found that mainstreaming gender throughout business operations was linked with greater commercial success.

What do we mean by "Corporate Impact"?

Corporate impacts can transform lives and reduce poverty significantly through targeted programs and partnerships that foster economic growth

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