Climate Change Disproportionately Affects Poor People

Global Public Agrees Climate Change Disproportionately Affects Poor People, Rich Countries Must Support Them to Deal with Effects of Climate Change There is overwhelming global agreement that the effects of climate change disproportionately affect the poor and three-quarters of people around the world say that rich countries must support them to deal with the effects […]

Three Actions for Business in the Face of the Global Polycrisis

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If you’re struggling to wrap your head around the multiple crises facing the world right now, the phrase “global polycrisis” may help you get a sense of just how truly awful things are. The term reared its head at the just-completed World Bank Annual Meetings, and is forebodingly described by the Cascade Institute as happening […]

How the Climate Justice Framework Helps put People at the Heart of Net Zero Ambitions

Climate change and inequality are two of the biggest challenges of our time. Tackling one without the other is increasingly seen as not an option, including for business. The Business and Climate Justice Framework helps businesses identify both the opportunities of putting people at the centre of their climate ambitions and the risks of inaction. […]

GBV and Domestic Violence in Ukraine and How Businesses Can Help

This in-depth article on Gender-Based violence in Ukraine was commissioned by Business Fights Poverty, with the support of Avon.  Domestic and gender-based violence is a phenomenon of constant concern in the world. Fighting it is the focus of many international organizations, human rights defenders, and socially responsible businesses. Unfortunately, as a reasonably stable phenomenon (i.e. […]

Business and the Ukraine Crisis: Supporting Women and the Most Vulnerable

At the heart of Business Fights Poverty is our focus on harnessing business to support the most vulnerable people and communities around the world. Since Russia invaded Ukraine on 24 February, and unleashed a humanitarian crisis, business has been quick to respond. There is an ever-growing list of businesses taking action—through their philanthropic giving to […]

4 Pillars for Rebuilding Better

Over half of young people think that humanity is doomed, according to a new climate change survey. Since I was born just over 50 years ago, global surface temperatures have risen faster than in any other 50-year period over the past 2,000 years. Clearly, my generation has a lot to answer for. At the same time, the pandemic […]

Business Fights Poverty Fortnightly Round-Up

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 […]

Business Fights Poverty Fortnightly Round Up

Alongside the many incisive contributions made by members of our community at last week’s Business Fights Poverty Global Summit 2021, we are delighted to be able to showcase practical insights and examples of action through our published content. Articles Our recently-published articles explore key trends that require a robust business response; how companies can support decent […]

Business Fights Poverty Fortnightly Round-Up

India and COVID-19 Response The last couple of weeks have clearly shown the inequity in the global COVID response. On the one hand, the UK is contemplating opening up foreign travel amidst reports that over 50% of adults have now had a first dose of the vaccine. On the other, India is confronting the catastrophic […]