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  • Anna Johnson

    Anna Johnson

    Podcast Interview with Anna Johnson, Editor, Business Fights Poverty

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  • Amanda Gardiner

    Amanda Gardiner

    Podcast Interview with Amanda Gardiner, Vice President, Global Sustainability & Social Innovation, Pearson

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  • Zahid Torres-Rahman

    Zahid Torres-Rahman

    Podcast Interview with Zahid Torres-Rahman, Co-Founder and CEO, Business Fights Poverty

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  • Yvette Torres-Rahman

    Yvette Torres-Rahman

    Podcast Interview with Yvette Torres-Rahman, Co-Founder and CFO, Business Fights Poverty

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  • Careen Abb

    Careen Abb

    Podcast Interview with Careen Abb, Leader of the UN’s Positive Impact Initiative

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Posted at 4:02am on Saturday 16th February 2019
Let's not forget the on-going lack of general-purpose handcarts in most developing countries. We see many images of people (mainly women and children) physically carrying heavy loads, often to the detriment of their health, education and security, yet there's no evidence of any organisation actively addressing this impedance to progress and development. It's a typical “elephant in the room” situation. An obvious and adverse situation being continually overlooked and ignored. Handcarts are necessary elements of progress in farms, markets and communities, wherever animal and motorised load-carriers are absent. Let's find ways of making suitable, reliable and durable handcarts available to those who need them, if they are ever to escape from drudgery and hardship. Yes, bringing water supplies nearer to communities is necessary and beneficial, but if it results in more water being carried more frequently, then there's probably an even greater need for handcarts.Read More

For the Love of Chocolate - Acumen

Posted at 9:53am on Friday 15th February 2019
Great post-Valentine's Day piece from Acumen! The Skoll Foundation World Forum 2019 Ecosystem event we will be jointly hosting with Acumen, and sponsored by Hershey's Chocolate World, will explore how corporations, social enterprises, and other critical intermediaries and allies can forge #partnerships that make the sourcing of food and #agriculture #sustainable, inclusive, and a force for good. The workshop will bring together 150 participants representing leading global corporations, innovative #social #enterprises, experts and intermediaries. It will explore different models of purposeful partnership between corporations and social enterprises and feature specific examples and case studies of corporations, governments, NGOs, and social enterprises working together to build more #resilient #supplychains while improving the livelihoods of those within them. ​​​​​​ ​This interactive workshop will include plenary and breakout sessions, including on the cocoa supply chain as a case study for ways in which corporations and social enterprises can work together to address an urgent need. Participants will come away with new insights, actionable ideas, and connections from across sectors that can be transformed into meaningful partnerships. You can apply for a ticket to join the event here: https://snipbfp.org/BFPSWF19Read More

Can Microfinance Solve the Finance Woes of Facebook Entrepreneurs in Bangladesh? - Business Fights Poverty

Posted at 8:00am on Thursday 14th February 2019
Can Microfinance Solve the Finance Woes of Facebook #Entrepreneurs in Bangladesh? BRAC #microfinance is working with ShopUp - one of Bangladesh's biggest #ecommerce platforms – to deliver innovative financial services. This partnership is piloting a loan product, which utilises an #AI credit rating system, for small-scale Facebook-based entrepreneurs in Bangladesh. It is BRAC’s first ever product for the e-commerce sector, and the first of its kind in the microfinance sector in Bangladesh!Read More

Welcome to the Business Fights Poverty Magazine Issue 1. - Business Fights Poverty

Posted at 3:20pm on Wednesday 13th February 2019
We are proud to announce the very first Business Fights Poverty Magazine! Our focus for Issue 1 is #Purpose: Are companies embedding purpose #authentically into #business, or is this simply a veneer? How far has the conversation moved forwards in 2019, and where is it heading? Find out more in this magazine, which has been brought together to help you to navigate business challenges and find out about some of the leading edge thinking and topics across the #socialimpact space.Read More

What role can business play in tackling gender-based violence? - Business Fights Poverty

Posted at 8:59am on Tuesday 12th February 2019
**JOIN OUR NEW SOCIAL IMPACT CHALLENGE** What role can business play in tackling gender-based violence? It is widely recognised that gender-based violence (GBV) has numerous negative consequences on society, and involves a set of complex issues such as power relations, social norms and values, culture and access to education and healthcare. A wide variety of initiatives and campaigns have been launched in an attempt to reduce incidences of GBV and its effects. Companies have also responded by joining movements and introducing policies, but GBV still has a high prevalence. This Challenge will aim to deepen business understanding of the issue of GBV, and explore what more they can do, based on practical case studies and evidence. In collaboration with IFC - International Finance Corporation and CARE we aim to help companies develop and deliver commitments on GBV. #EndGBV #Gender #Equality #SDG5Read More

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New guidance available for SMEs to reduce corruption risks overseas from @tradegovuk, @DFID_UK, and @foreignoffice: https://t.co/wv8UJhgkBa #BusinessIntegrity#SME #trade
We are proud to announce the very first Business Fights Poverty Magazine! The #Business #Purpose Issue: Are companies embedding purpose authentically into business, or is this simply a veneer? Find out more: https://t.co/KWJv70xeuf
Are global partnerships between corporates and local startups the answer to solving the SDGs? Daniel Cardinali, head of @Novozymes ' innovation office, argues in favour of partnering for impact. #HelloScience #partnerships #SDGs #SDG17 #SDG6 https://t.co/eAEZYhyNPS
RT @teoberkova: ‘Our exploratory results confirm that adoption of strategic sustainability practices is significantly & positively associat…
New guidance available for SMEs to reduce corruption risks overseas from @tradegovuk, @DFID_UK, and @foreignoffice: https://t.co/wv8UJhgkBa #BusinessIntegrity#SME #trade
*SAVE THE DATE* Thursday 21st February 2019 Time: 15:00 GMT / 10:00 EST **ONLINE DISCUSSION: How Can We Partner More Effectively?** @CARE , @Cargill @SDG2AdvocacyHub @tpiglobal @AngloAmerican @GSK https://t.co/rk8yePOiyF #BFP_Live #SDG17 https://t.co/QDqHQBgq41
RT @BRACworld: #microfinance and #ecommerce?! Read the @FightPoverty article on how we are revolutionizing the #microfinance sector in #Ban
What lessons can #corporates #NGOs anticipate in their journey towards #partnership? @kerrinabloor Head of Corporate Partnerships @WWF shares expert insights about the journey towards the ground-breaking new partnership with @Tesco https://t.co/MLj2wONsbD
Can #Microfinance Solve the #Finance Woes of @facebook #Entrepreneurs in Bangladesh? @BRACworld is working with ShopUp - one of Bangladesh's biggest e-commerce platforms – to deliver innovative financial services. https://t.co/GmuSl4pxga #inclusivebusiness #technology
We are proud to announce the very first Business Fights Poverty Magazine! The #Purpose Issue: Are companies embedding purpose authentically into business, or is this simply a veneer? Find out more: https://t.co/KWJv70xeuf