Introducing Business Fights Poverty Challenges

By Zahid Torres-Rahman, Founder & Director, Business Fights Poverty

Introducing Business Fights Poverty Challenges

I am delighted to announce the roll-out of “Business Fights Poverty Challenges” – to help drive innovation through collaboration – and an updated website to support this new focus.

As I mentioned back in January, we have been exploring ways to foster deeper collaboration across the Business Fights Poverty community around specific, practical Challenges to harness and scale the positive impact of business on people and planet.

Within the new Challenges framework, we will focus on a rolling programme of high-priority, strategic questions. And for each we invite you to get involved and share your insights – through written articles and participation in events.

As immediate next steps, we’d like to invite you to:

  1. Spread the word! Help us to get more people involved in tackling the Challenges. Click here to share on Twitter and ask your colleagues to join Business Fights Poverty for free here!

  1. Share your insights! Would you like to share an article on the website that helps address any of the Challenges? If so, please contact us. For each Challenge, we will highlight the best new articles and hand-picked content from our 5,000 story archive. We’ll continue to publish stories every weekday within and beyond the scope of current Challenges.

  1. Get involved! We are planning a series of opportunities for you to engage with your peers. To hear about any face-to-face and online events, please join the Challenges via the Challenges Page.

Current Challenges are summarised here and cover:

We are working on a number of other Challenge ideas, and will publish details shortly. We’d also love to hear your ideas for future Challenges. You can submit a Challenge idea here. We will review all ideas and take forward those for which we can attract sufficient support.

We have also listened to feedback on our previous website and have tried to make it simpler and easier to navigate. Please let us know what you think! You’ll see a number of further improvements over the coming weeks and months. We are also working on a simpler, more responsive newsletter so please be sure to update your list of “Topics on My Radar” in your profile and sign up to Challenges that you’d like to hear more about.

As I mentioned in my last post, I am blown away by the depth and diversity of expertise that exists across our community: collectively we have over 250,000 years of experience! We are really excited about the opportunity that the Challenges will provide for collaborating in a more creative, action-focused and purposeful way.

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