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REBUILD BETTER | CLIMATE JUSTICE
BUSINESS AND CLIMATE JUSTICE:
HOW CAN BUSINESS PUT PEOPLE
AT THE HEART OF CLIMATE ACTION?
Climate change is affecting us all, but the most severe impacts are being felt by the most vulnerable people, who contribute least to the causes of the problem. Join the conversation on how business can ensure people are at the centre of climate action.
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 PAST SUMMITS 

PAST SUMMITS:
Business Fights Poverty Climate Justice

Over the past year we have convened 1,000s of people across our community to share their ideas and co-create solutions on climate justice. This was kicked off with the launch of our Climate Justice Framework in March 2021, co-authored with the Corporate Responsibility Initiative at Harvard Kennedy School and Change by Degrees.  Our 2021 events culminated at COP26 with the Business Fights Poverty Climate Justice Summit 2021. Through three days of live online events, and an in-person event in the Green Zone at COP26 in Glasgow, we explored the social and equity dimensions of climate change. Access resources from all of our events below.

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TOGETHER FOR 2022 RESOURCES
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UNGA RESOURCES
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GLOBAL SUMMIT RESOURCES
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 7 APR 22 

FORUM DISCUSSION:
How can we put people at the centre of climate action?

On Thursday 7 April, 10am ET / 3pm BST this live online discussion explored how to prevent the transition to net zero from having adverse impacts on peoples human rights. It also explored how to help companies human rights and environment colleagues overcome siloed ways of working and find shared solutions to the challenges. Questions included: What examples of emerging best practice exist and where are companies taking action? Which sectors are doing this well? What are the biggest challenges? What role can technology, including social technology, play to ensure that impacted communities have a greater say in the decisions being made?

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 21 APR 22 

FORUM DISCUSSION:

How can we ensure a just transition from carbon to resilience by investing in education and skills?

On Thursday 21 April, 10am ET / 3pm BST this live online discussion looked at how to ensure a just transition within a business.  By just transition we mean how can we help secure the future and the livelihoods of workers and their communities in the transition to a low-carbon economy. Questions included: Are employees involved in planning the company's transition away from carbon and toward resilience? Are employees protected and enabled to cope with the transition? How is the company investing in skills, tools, and knowledge to promote a just transition and climate justice?

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 5 MAY 22 

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How can we put diversity and inclusion at the heart of climate action to spread the benefits and burdens fairly?

On Thursday 5 May, 10am ET / 3pm BST this live online discussion explored how a business can take account of the vulnerabilities of different people to climate change. Questions included: Is there diversity and inclusion in the spaces where climate-related decisions are made? Are commitments to D&I linked to commitments on climate? Is there a focus on climate action to protect the most vulnerable people and communities from climate impacts and climate policies? How does fairness inform the company's climate action? Are the benefits of climate action accessible to all (e.g. clean air, green jobs)?

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 12 MAY 22 

FORUM DISCUSSION:
How can a company’s climate change commitments be better informed by those most impacted?

On Thursday 12 May 10am ET / 3pm BST this online discussion explored how a company’s policies and products can be better informed by the needs of those impacted by climate change, and how employees can help shape a company’s approach to climate justice. It also explored questions of transparency and accountability for action. Questions included: Who holds the company to account? How are commitments and actions made transparent to customers / clients / suppliers?

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 16 JUN 22 

GLOBAL SUMMIT:
Business Fights Poverty Global Summit 2022

Join us for the Climate Justice Day of the Business Fights Poverty Global Summit (on 15th June). The world faces an unprecedented convergence of social and environmental challenges.  Across these challenges, the impacts reflect deep-seated inequities - due to factors including gender, race, and income. The pandemic has pushed back progress on gender equity and poverty reduction, and climate change is doing the same. While the challenges are unprecedented, so too are the opportunities to tackle them collaboratively.  Choose from 9 session (June 13th -15th), on topics ranging from gender equity to climate justice. Together we will explore how we can collaborate - to tackle both rapid onset challenges and deeper systemic issues.

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 22 SEP 22 

UNGA 77 SUMMIT:
Business Fights Poverty Global Goals Summit 2022

Join us for the Climate Justice Day of the our UNGA Hybrid Summit (19th to 23rd September).  The latest Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) Report shows the profound impact that the pandemic has had on the gains that have been made towards the SDGs. It is those who are most vulnerable who suffer the most, and we are seeing similar impacts due to climate change. As the world convenes for the UN General Assembly this September, join us to explore the role that business can and must play in partnership with government and civil society to protect the gains already made, and ensure we accelerate progress towards the equitable and resilient future envisioned in the SDGs.

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 8 NOV 22 

COP27 SUMMIT:
Business Fights Poverty Climate Justice Summit 2022

From 8 to 9 November, we will hold this Hybrid Summit in Egypt and online. Climate change is affecting us all, but the most severe impacts are being felt by the most vulnerable people, who contribute least to the causes of the problem. How can business ensure people are at the centre of climate action? This Summit will bring together voices and insights from across the globe, from business, NGOs, academia and government. We will share the latest thinking on the role of business in ensuring climate justice. We will deepen connections and help build new relationships to drive forward collaborative action.

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Climate Justice Framework
Use this guide to inform business action to put people at the centre of climate action.

Published March 2021

Climate change is affecting us all, but the most severe impacts are being felt by the most vulnerable people. This new framework explores what climate justice means in practice and the actions that business can take.

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Key Insights from the Online Forum Discussions
A summary of a series of online forum discussions about how business can put people at the heart of their climate actions. The series also covered the role of education and skills in the just transition and how thinking about diversity and inclusion can help spread the burdens and benefits of climate action.

Published June 2022
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VIDEOS

Business Fights Poverty convened a hybrid session at COP26 as part of its Climate Justice Summit 2021.

In partnership with Jane Nelson, Director, Corporate Responsibility Initiative at Harvard Kennedy School and Monique Ntumngia, Founder of Green Girls Organisation.

How do Businesses Put People at the Heart of Climate Action? Hosted with Mars

Connecting Investment, Climate Action and Social Justice. Hosted with Schroders

Empowering Women Through a Just Transition. At COP26, Glasgow

Women and the Net Zero Economy: Business Opportunities and Challenges in Supply Chains. Hosted with WOW, pwc & UK Aid

Global Youth Perspectives on Scaling an Inclusive Green Economy

Skills & Innovation for a Sustainable Future. Hosted with Pearson

Fireside Chat with:

Professor Lord Nicholas Stern, Grantham Research Institute on Climate Change and the Environment, London School of Economics and Jane Nelson, Corporate Responsibility Initiative, Harvard Kennedy School

Fireside Chat with:

The Rt Hon Amanda Milling MP, Minister for Asia, UK Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office and Esther Ngumbi, Assistant Professor of Entomology and African-American Studies, University of Illinois at Urbana- Champaign, and Founder, Oyeska Greens, Kenya


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PODCASTS

Kate Nkatha Ochieng, Bismark Kpabitey and Rachel Banda, Fairtrade

Charlotte and Devika, Health in Harmony

Oliver Furechi, Evalyne Akoth and Sarah Roberts, Practical Action

Business Fights Poverty Magazine
Use this magazine to help you navigate the challenges of scaling your social impact and to read some of the leading edge thinking on topics across the space.

Published December 2021

There is a compelling case for action on climate justice. Those who are already most vulnerable will be the most impacted by climate change; on the flip side, combining social and environmental initiatives can create value for all stakeholders. Inside this latest magazine, you will find articles that provide many examples of businesses who are acting on this mission, as well as explain in greater depth why putting people at the heart of climate action should now be a business priority.

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REPORTS & INSIGHTS SUMMARIES
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LOCAL ACTION
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WEST AFRICA
Women and Clean Tech
Green Girls trains rural women and girls in clean energy technology, empowering them to provide renewable energy to rural communities and at the same time to become financially independent and sustain their households. They have trained over 4,500 women and girls across 48 communities in West Africa.
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Community Solutions
Achieving Community Tasks Successfully (ACTS) is driving community-based solutions to the climate crisis - including by providing education resources to underserved communities, gathering data that will reveal the vulnerabilities, and identifying the resources needed to address them.
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KENYA
Smallholder Reslience
Oyeska Greens engages, inspires, mobilizes, and empowers smallholder farmers on the Kenyan Coast, enabling them to be dynamic players in agriculture. They provide training, marketing, and capacity building to promote sustainable crop production, increase the acreage of crops under production, and spur entrepreneurship.
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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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