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MON 20 SEP
LEADERSHIP
Business innovation to deliver the SDGS.
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WELCOME

1.00 - 1.30 PM BST
8.00 - 8.30 AM EDT

Fireside Chat with:

Eliza Natividad Robles, Business Owner, Lima, Peru

Sergio Rincon, President of AB InBev-Backus, Peru

Jane Nelson, Director, Corporate Responsibility Initiative, Harvard Kennedy School (moderator)

We heard how AB InBev has been supporting small businesses during the pandemic via new technology and capacity building to enhance the impact their customers are having in their communities.

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WEBINAR

1.30 - 2.30 PM BST
8.30 - 9.30 AM EDT

Business Leadership for the SDGs

Hosted with Harvard Kennedy School Corporate Responsibility Initiative

Mamadou Biteye, Vice President, Inclusive Growth, Global Social Impact, Visa Inc

Elvis Kadhama, Co-Founder, Pearl Entrepreneurs Academy, Uganda, & Fellow, One Young World

Mike Quinn, Author, "Failing to Win", and Co-Founder & CEO at Boost Technology

Caroline Read, Director for Economic Cooperation and Growth, UK Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office

Jane Nelson, Director, Corporate Responsibility Initiative, Harvard Kennedy School (moderator)

In this session, business leadership and the SDGs were considered from the point of view of panellists from the inter-governmental, government, business, and youth communities. What are the expectations on business to act on the significant challenges the world faces, and what does good leadership look like?

We deep-dived into the multiple ways that business can take action and partner across sectors to create a more sustainable and resilient future.

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MASTERCLASS

2.30 - 4.00 PM BST
9.30 - 11.00 AM EDT

Embedding Purpose into Brands to Deliver the SDGs

Hosted with AB InBev


John Blood, Chief Legal and Corporate Affairs Officer & Corporate Secretary, AB InBev

Mark Breitbard, President & CEO Global Gap Brand, Franchise, Strategic Alliances & Licensing. Gap Inc

Emily Dalton Smith, VP of Social Impact, Facebook

Myriam Sidibe, Founder, Brands on a Mission

Leslie Crutchfield, Executive Director, Business for Impact, McDonough School of Business,
Georgetown University (moderator)

In this masterclass, we brought together leading practitioners to share their advice on why and how to embed purpose in brands. We focused on how businesses can leverage the reach and trust of their corporate and/or consumer-facing brands to drive positive change in support of the Sustainable Development Goals.

We were given practical guidance and inspiration from real-world examples. We heard about the powerful impact for people and planet, as well as for business growth and competitiveness.

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PEER CIRCLES

4.00 - 5.00 PM BST
11.00 AM - 12.00 PM EDT

Building Self- and Corporate Motivation

With Sharath Jeevan, thought leader in motivation and Founding Head of eBay for Charity

Interactive peer support sessions (by application).
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TUE 21 SEP
EQUITY
Delivering a fair and equitable future.
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WELCOME

1.00 - 1.30 PM BST
8.00 - 8.30 AM EDT

Hosted with Novozymes

Welcome by Zahid and Yvette, Business Fights Poverty

Followed by a Fireside Chat with:

Ester Baiget, CEO, Novozymes

Anne Breum, Lab Technician, Union Chairperson, Novozymes A/S

Mansi Kulshreshtha, Executive Assistant to Head of India, Novozymes South Asia Pvt. Ltd

Susanne Palsten Buchardt, Vice President, Agricultural & Industrial Biosolutions,  Novozymes Europe

Richard Stallings, Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Manager, Novozymes North America

We heard different perspectives and insights from across Novozymes on what they are doing to drive equity via inclusion and what more they can do to drive "The Inclusion Economy" forward.

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WEBINAR

1.30 - 2.30 PM BST
8.30 - 9.30 AM EDT

Business and the Care Economy

Hosted with International Development Research Centre (IDRC)

Rebecca Calder, Director and Co-Founder, Kore Global

Sana Kapadia, Project Director, Justice, Equity, Diversity, & Inclusion (JEDI), GenderSmart Investing

Cecilia Retegui, CEO, Zolvers

Esha Sheth, Senior Global Sustainability Manager - Social Equity Diversity & Inclusion, Global Sustainability Team, Unilever
 
Erin Tansey, Director, Sustainable Inclusive Economies, IDRC (moderator)

This webinar focused on overcoming unpaid care and domestic work as key barriers to women’s and girls’ empowerment. It highlighted concrete strategies for the private sector to address the gender and social disparities associated with vulnerable or unpaid care jobs and transform them into sustainable business and fair employment opportunities.

We learned about emerging market-based solutions and how we can bring them to scale; and to understand the roles of large and small businesses alongside capital allocators in transforming the care economy.

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WEBINAR

2.30 - 3.30 PM BST
9.30 - 10.30 AM EDT

Harnessing Digital to Drive Inclusive Economic Opportunity

Hosted with Walmart

Payal Dalal, Senior Vice President, Social Impact, International Markets, Center for Inclusive Growth, Mastercard

Henriette Kolb, Manager Gender and Economic Inclusion Group, IFC

Lorenzo Pavone, Deputy Head of Networks, Partnerships and Gender Division, OECD Development Centre

JP Suarez, Chief Administration Officer , Walmart International and Regional CEO, Massmart and Chile

Katie Hyson, Director of Thought Leadership, Business Fights Poverty (Moderator)

UN Deputy Secretary General Amina Mohammed declared that “Without decisive action, the digital divide will become the new face of inequality.”
We explored how to harness digital transparency tools to drive inclusive economic opportunities. From bringing small and micro enterprises into supply chains, to the inclusion of women through digital.

Together, we heard leading edge insights on cross-sectoral opportunities in order to engage; learn about best practices on digital transformation and supply chains; whilst meeting the leading thinkers to expand our network and forge new partnerships.

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WED 22 SEP
OPPORTUNITY
Supporting incomes and livelihoods.
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WELCOME

1.00 - 1.30 PM BST
8.00 - 8.30 AM EDT

Hosted with Mars Inc

Welcome by Zahid and Yvette, Business Fights Poverty

Followed by a Fireside Chat with:

Abby Maxman, CEO and President, Oxfam America

Barry Parkin, Chief Procurement and Sustainability Officer, Mars Inc

We heard Mars and Oxfam debate whether we are brave enough to fix a broken food system and how they are working together through the Farmer Income Lab to improve farmer livelihoods.

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WEBINAR

1.30 - 2.30 PM BST
8.30 - 9.30 AM EDT

Business and Agricultural Transformation

Hosted with Mars Inc

Andrew Bovarnick, Global Head, Food and Agricultural Commodity Systems (FACS), United Nations Development Programme (UNDP)

Clare Flannery, Sustainability Manager, AB InBev

Rafael Flor, Senior Program Officer, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation 

Inge Jacobs Senior Manager Human Rights and Income – Cocoa, Mars Wrigley

Richard Rogers, Managing Director, Rogers MacJohn (Moderator)

In this panel discussion, we focused on lessons for companies from countries that have successfully and sustainably reduced smallholder poverty at scale, as part of the country’s rural agricultural transformation process. Drawing on brand new research by The Farmer Income Lab, founded by Mars Inc, as well as practical examples, we explored the role business can play in building smallholder resilience.

We heard about some of the latest thinking on supporting smallholder farmers, with valuable and practical insights that we could take back into our own organisations.

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WEBINAR

2.30 - 3.30 PM BST
9.30 - 10.30 AM EDT

Unleashing the Potential of Youth Enterprise

Hosted with Youth Business International

Adenike Adeyemi, CEO, FATE Foundation Nigeria & Trustee, YBI

Olabisi Akinbajo, Founder of Toke Cosmetics (young entrepreneur), Nigeria

Yogesh Gawande, Founder of NIYO Innovative Solutions LLP (young entrepreneur), India

Jennifer D. Wilson, Lead of Emerging Topics - Global Responsible Business, Accenture

Marta Krupinska, Chair, YBI & Head of Google Startups UK
(Moderator)

Faced with a dire job market, entrepreneurship gives young people an opportunity for unlocking income generation and creating decent work for themselves and others. But what support is available to succeed? Together we explored what challenges and effective support for young entrepreneurs look like.

This session provided us with the opportunity to build our case for why supporting young entrepreneurs makes business sense; exploring specific challenges and shining a light on opportunities as we heard first-hand testimonies from young entrepreneurs.

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THU 23 SEP
CLIMATE
Putting people at the heart of climate.
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WELCOME

1.00 - 1.30 PM BST
8.00 - 8.30 AM EDT

Hosted with BP4GG

Welcome by Zahid Torres-Rahman, Business Fights Poverty and Monique Ntumngia, Founder of the Green Girls Organisation and CEO, Monafrik Energy

Followed by a Fireside Chat with:

David Alder, Technical Director, MWW Ltd

Barry Clavin, Ethics & Sustainability, The Co-op

Ian Michell, Group Technical and Procurement Director, Flamingo

Masarrat Quader, Public Affairs and Stakeholder Engagement Manager, H&M Bangladesh

We heard the views of senior business executives on the importance of climate to BP4GG partners in agriculture and the role of partnerships as a modality for delivering climate action.

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WEBINAR

1.30 - 2.30 PM BST
8.30 - 9.30 AM EDT

Business Partnerships Tackling Climate Change

Hosted with Business Partnerships for Global Goals / UK Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office

Welcome:
Raania Rizvi, Senior Responsible Officer, VSCF and BP4GG Programmes, FCDO

Opening:
Ian Felton, Team Lead, Responsible Business and Business Engagement, FCDO

Panel:

Richard Fox, Sustainability Director at Flamingo Horticulture Limited

Jephthah Mensah, Operations Lead, Cocoa Life Ghana, Mondelez

Isaya Muiru, Technical Manager/Senior Trainer, FlowerWatch

Cathy Pieters, Senior Director of Sustainable Ingredients and Cocoa Life, Mondelez

Closing:
Menhaz Bhaur,
Economic Development Lead, Mott Macdonald

Katie Hyson, Director of Thought Leadership,
Business Fights Poverty & Karen Smith, Agriculture Portfolio Lead, Business Partnerships for Global Goals
(moderators)

Approximately 2.3 billion tonnes less carbon was emitted during 2020 due to the pandemic. In this panel we explored how businesses partnered, innovated and pivoted to ensure value chain continuity, save jobs and reduce carbon. Simultaneously, understand why farmers and growers need to be at the heart of climate action and how businesses are doing this.

Curious what business is doing to support people as they mitigate against climate change? Together we heard how innovation can trigger greener trade-led growth so that it can be scaled and replicated. With an opportunity to explore multi-party partnerships acting as a force for good.

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WEBINAR

2.30 - 3.30 PM BST
9.30 - 10.30 AM EDT

Women and the Net Zero Economy: Business Opportunities and Challenges in Supply Chains

Hosted with Work and Opportunities for Women / UK Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office


Cristina Bortes, Director, Sustainability and International Development, PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP

Megha Desai, Senior Coordinator, Self-Employed Women’s Association (SEWA)

Sheetal Nischal, Sustainability Projects Manager, Primark

Sunita Pitamber, Associate Director, Gender Mainstreaming and Access to Services, European Bank for Reconstruction and Development

Alison Ward, CEO, Cotton Connect

Alice Allan, Collaboration Director, Business Fights Poverty (moderator)

This interactive panel discussion focused on the twin challenges of realizing women’s economic empowerment and tackling climate change. How do these critical social and environmental issues relate and how can a transition to net zero still achieve economic empowerment for women in global value chains?

We gathered insights from the Work and Opportunities for Women (WoW) Programme’s recent report; we heard about examples of action; and we helped shape a toolkit for business which will inform an in-person event at COP-26.

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PEER CIRCLES

4.00 - 5.00 PM BST
11.00 AM - 12.00 PM EDT

Collaboration:  Learning from the Pandemic

With Jennifer Ekelund, Director of Engagement & Green Transition, The Partnering Initiative (TPI)

Interactive peer support sessions (by application).
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FRI 24 SEP
PARTNERSHIP
Collaborating for system-level change.
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WELCOME

1.00 - 1.30 PM BST
8.00 - 8.30 AM EDT

Hosted with Bayer

Welcome by Zahid and Yvette, Business Fights Poverty

Followed by a Fireside Chat with:

Mildred Nadah Pita,
Head Global Healthcare Programs/Sustainability Middle Africa, Bayer

Dr. Claus Runge,
Senior Vice President, Global Head of Market Access, Public Affairs & Sustainability at Bayer Pharmaceuticals

The past two years have put massive pressure on healthcare systems and work in supporting those who are most vulnerable. In this session we heard about Partnerships for Family Planning – from Global to Local. Collaborating for change.

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WEBINAR

1.30 - 2.30 PM BST
8.30 - 9.30 AM EDT

Vaccine Literacy and Access: The Role of Business Partnerships

Hosted with Business Partners to CONVINCE

Shamiram Feinglass,
Chief Medical Officer and Executive, Global Medical Affairs & Policy Danaher Corporation

Catalina Garcia, Global Director of Corporate Affairs, AB InBev and Board Director, AB InBev Foundation

Keith Kibirango, Director of Philanthropy and Private Sector Engagement, Crown Agents

Scott Ratzan, Distinguished Lecturer, CUNY Graduate School of Public Health and Health Policy

Zahid Torres-Rahman, Co-Founder & CEO, Business Fights Poverty (moderator)

In this session, we explored the role of business partnerships in ensuring vaccine literacy and access, recognising the role vaccination will play in helping us recover from the pandemic. Drawing on live examples, we unpacked the challenges and opportunities of business engagement - whether through their workforce or by harnessing their logistics and marketing capacities.

In this session we learned to understand how best to engage our business or business partners in vaccination efforts around the world. We got practical advice, and heard the latest thinking.

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WEBINAR

2.30 - 3.30 PM BST
9.30 - 10.30 AM EDT

Building Skills for a Sustainable Future: From Learning to Action

Hosted with Pearson

Opening:

Andy Bird, CEO, Pearson

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

Panel:

Els Howard-Polman, Vice President - Business Development and Innovation,
Pearson

Patrick Hull, VP Future of Work, Unilever

Natasha Kwakwa, Global Head, Community Programmes & Impact, Group Sustainability, Standard Chartered

Mario Elias Gonzalez Lupercio, Shared Value and Innovation, CEMEX

Richard Stagg, VP Portfolio Management & Publishing Director, Higher Education, UK. Pearson

Katie Hyson, Director of Thought Leadership, Business Fights Poverty (Moderator)

This interactive session focused on how the private sector can both support - and benefit from - collaborative initiatives to build the skills that are essential to our future prosperity. What knowledge and skills do we need now, and can we best put our learning into action?

We reflected on our take-home messages from the week, and explored how business can equip their employees and wider community to play their part in tackling the challenges ahead.

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FIRESIDE HIGHLIGHTS
 LEADERSHIP 
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WEBINAR HIGHLIGHTS
 LEADERSHIP: Session 1 
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 EQUITY: Session 1 
 EQUITY: Session 2
 OPPORTUNITY: Session 1 
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 CLIMATE: Session 1 
 CLIMATE: Session 2 
 PARTNERSHIP: Session 1 
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LEARNING RESOURCES
We're delighted to share a selection of learning resource from Business Fights Poverty and our parnters.
 LEADERSHIP 

HOW-TO VIDEO: Contributed by Lorena Guillé Laris, Executive Director of Fundación FEMSA and Global Fellow at the League of Intrapreneurs Learn More

OPPORTUNITY 

HOW-TO VIDEO: Contributed by Julie Jenson Bennett, Intergenerational Fairness at the School of International Futures (SOIF) Learn More

 EQUITY 

HOW-TO VIDEO:  Contributed by Monica Romis, Private Sector Human Rights Advisor at Oxfam Learn More

PARTNERSHIP

HOW-TO VIDEO: Contributed by Laís Higashi, President of Litre of Light Brazil and One Young World Ambassador Learn More

CLIMATE

HOW-TO VIDEO: Contributed by Charlotte Hugman, and Sofía del Valle Trivelli, World Benchmarking Alliance Learn More

EQUITY  

HOW-TO VIDEO: Contributed by Jiselle Steele, Private Sector Gender Advisor, Oxfam Learn More

 CLIMATE 

PODCAST: Tara Shine, CEO, Change by Degrees

EQUITY

PODCAST: Pins Brown, Natura &Co

OPPORTUNITY

PODCAST: Zubair Junjunia, ZNotes

GENDER

PODCAST: Charlotte Ntim, IFC

 LEADERSHIP 

PODCAST: Sophie Faujour, Corporate Initiative & France Iberia Lead, EVPA

LEADERSHIP

PODCAST: Sharath Jeevan, eBay for Charity 

 LEADERSHIP 

TOOLKIT: Business and COVID-19: Rebuild Better Framework

 CLIMATE 

TOOLKIT: Business and Climate Justice Framework

 PARTNERSHIP 

TOOLKIT: A New Blueprint for Rapid Collaboration?

 GENDER 

TOOLKIT: Gender-Based Violence and COVID-19

 GENDER 

TOOLKIT: How Business Can Tackle Gender-Based Violence in the World of Work?

 GENDER 

TOOLKIT: Gender Equality is Everyone's Business: Engaging Men as Allies to Advance Gender Equality Across the Value Chain

 LIVELIHOODS 

TOOLKIT: Building Back with Better Jobs: Mainstreaming Business Models for Decent Work

 LEADERSHIP 

TOOLKIT: The Intrapreneur Ecosystem: Creating the Conditions for Social Innovation to Flourish in Your Company

 LEADERSHIP 

MAGAZINE: The Business Fights Poverty Magazine - Rebuilding Better for an Equitable and Resilient Future

 GENDER 

VIDEO: Women and eCommerce in Africa

 GENDER 

REPORT: Women and eCommerce in Africa

 GENDER 

TOOLKIT: Addressing Gender-Based Violence and Harassment: Emerging Good Practice for the Private Sector

 LIVELIHOODS 

REPORT: Poverty and Procurement Through a Pandemic: A Case for New Business Practices that Build Supply Chain Resilience and Improves Farmer Incomes

 LIVELIHOODS 

REPORT: Unilever Human Rights Report 2020: Creating a Fairer and More Socially Inclusive World

 LEADERSHIP 

TOOLKIT: The Unilever Compass

PARTNERSHIPS

NEWSLETTER: BP4GG Newsletter on Vulnerable Supply Chains During the COVID-19 Pandemic 

OPPORTUNITY

REPORT: BP4GG on the Opportunities for Green Growth Presented by the Sea Freight Industry

OPPORTUNITY

REPORT: BP4GG on the Business Case for Exporting Flowers by Sea Freight

CLIMATE

VIDEO: BP4GG on Promoting Green Growth and Trade 

CLIMATE

REPORT: Co-op on Climate Justice for All

CLIMATE

REPORT: Co-op's Ten Point Climate Plan

EQUITY

REPORT: Oxfam on how to Recognise the Value of 'Hidden Women' in Global Food Supply Systems

CLIMATE

REPORT: Cotton Connect on the Impact of Climate Change on Women Involved in Cotton Farming

OPPORTUNITY
REPORT: Youth Business International on Supporting Young Entrepreneurship
 LEADERSHIP 

EVENT: Access the event resources via this Digital Pass, courtesy of Pearson

CLIMATE

REPORT: WOW & PwC on Women and the Net Zero Economy

PARTNERSHIPS

EVENT: Access the event resources via this Digital Pass, courtesy of BP4GG a UK aid funded programme of FCDO


LEARNING MODULES
We are pleased to present a series of free, online courses from Pearson UK Learns that will support each of our efforts to rebuild better. Visit the UKLearns website to find the full range of curated online courses, or take this short quiz to find the right course for you.

EVENT SUPPORTERS
About Us
We are a global community of people, companies and organisations passionate about building an equitable and resilient future.

We believe in the power of business to help improve the lives, livelihoods and learning opportunities of the most vulnerable people and communities.

We know that driving system-level change for a better future requires people to unite across traditional divides and come together in fresh and creative ways.

We curate purposeful collaboration to help companies and their partners access the insights and relationships they need to unlock new opportunities for business and social impact.

Join us. We are Business Fights Poverty.


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