Business Fights Poverty


  • Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office
  • The League of Intrapreneurs

challenge description

The challenge

A growing number of companies are actively looking at how to drive commercial innovation with social impact: new products, services and/or business models that bring benefits to poor people as suppliers, distributors, employees or customers. Building on our previous Challenge, which looked at the know how employees need, this Challenge takes a broader look at the supportive systems that companies can put in place to foster intrapreneurship and innovation with a social impact.

The output

The Challenge produced a guide for individuals within large companies who are developing system-level initiatives to spur and sustain commercial innovation with social impact. It helps to codify and share tools, processes and techniques for supporting innovation.

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The timeframe

7 months, ending September 2018

event timeline

10 April: How can we harness corporate social innovation to unlock opportunity in your organisation? Online Discussion Read More
Join the live online discussion today on Corporate Social Innovation from 2.30 – 3.30pm UK time / 9.30 - 10.30 ET with panellists from companies at the cutting edge of social innovation, including Barclays' Social Innovation Facility and CEMEX’s Patrimonio Hoy initiative.
10 April: Corporate Social Innovation: Unlocking the opportunity in your organisation Skoll World Forum 2018 Ecosystem Event Read More
Join our Skoll World Forum Ecosystem Event to learn how to unlock the potential of social innovation in your organisation. This interactive and practical event will include speakers at the cutting edge of social innovation, including Barclays' Social Innovation Facility, CEMEX’s Patrimonio Hoy initiative and Pearson’s Tomorrow’s Markets Incubator.