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AB InBev

Anheuser-Busch InBev is the world’s largest brewer. It strives to make the world a better place, combining its scale, resources and energy with the needs of its communities. Its sustainability strategy is embedded throughout its business and across its supply chain. It aims to tackle issues that are most material to its business and where it can make the most positive impact.

ABF Sugar

ABF Sugar is a world leading sugar business. The company’s sustainability framework, “Global Mind, Local Champions”, focuses on three pillars – economic, social and environmental, and ensures its future development supports both its long-term success and the sustainability of the local communities where it operates.

Anglo American

Anglo American is one of the world’s leading mining companies. Anglo American has identified six values to help guide how it behaves and interacts with others: safety, care and respect, innovation, accountability, collaboration and integrity.


For more than 130 years Avon has stood for women: providing innovative, quality beauty products which are primarily sold to women, through women. Millions of independent Representatives across the world sell iconic Avon brands such as Avon Color and ANEW through their social networks, building their own beauty businesses on a full- or part-time basis. Avon supports women’s empowerment, entrepreneurship and well-being and has contributes over $1 billion to women’s causes through Avon and the Avon Foundation. #stand4Her #beautyFORtheWorld


As a global bank with a diverse and integrated range of products for individuals, businesses, institutions and governments, Barclays can make a positive contribution to global economic growth and development.


Cargill’s 155,000 employees across 70 countries work to achieve its purpose of nourishing the world in a safe, responsible and sustainable way. Every day, the company connects farmers with markets, customers with ingredients, and people and animals with the food they need to thrive.


CEMEX is a global leader in the building materials industry with over 100 years of experience and presence in more than 50 countries. Throughout its history, CEMEX has sought to be a good corporate citizen with sustainability being an integral part of its business. Its management team continually works to enhance and execute its framework of sustainable development initiatives and as a global company, it is aware of its responsibility to address complex sustainability challenges.

Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office

The Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office (FCDO) pursues the UK’s national interests and projects the UK as a force for good in the world. FCDO promotes the interests of British citizens, safeguards the UK’s security, defends the UK’s values, reduces poverty and tackles global challenges with the UK’s international partners.

International Finance Corporation

IFC—a sister organization of the World Bank and member of the World Bank Group—is the largest global development institution focused on the private sector in emerging markets. We work with more than 2,000 businesses worldwide, using our capital, expertise, and influence to create markets and opportunities in the toughest areas of the world. In fiscal year 2018, we delivered more than $23 billion in long-term financing for developing countries, leveraging the power of the private sector to end extreme poverty and boost shared prosperity.


Mars is a global privately owned business encompassing petcare, gum and confections, food, drinks and symbioscience. The Mars Five Principles of Quality, Responsibility, Mutuality, Efficiency and Freedom are the foundation of its culture and approach to business.

Mastercard Centre for Inclusive Growth

The Mastercard Center for Inclusive Growth advances sustainable and equitable economic growth and financial inclusion around the world. Established as an independent subsidiary of Mastercard, the Center activates the company’s core assets to catalyse action on inclusive growth through: research, data philanthropy, programs and engagement.


Meta builds technologies that help people connect, find communities and grow businesses. Meta collaborates with community members, climate action leaders and scientists to innovate beyond what is possible today and accelerate action-oriented resources for tomorrow. Meta envisions a just and equitable transition to a zero-carbon economy and is working with others to scale inclusive solutions that help create a healthier planet for all, ensuring that no one is left behind.


For more than 130 years, MSD has brought hope to humanity through the development of important medicines and vaccines. From finding solutions for some of the world’s most debilitating diseases, to getting our medicines and vaccines to those in need and building more effective health systems, MSD is always on a mission to create a better world.


Novonesis is a world-leading biosolutions partner for better business, healthier lives, and a healthier planet. Novonesis is assisting companies around the world in meeting both business needs and the needs of the planet.


Pearson is the world’s leading learning company, operating in more than 70 countries working to help people of all ages to make measurable progress in their lives through learning. Pearson provides learning materials, technologies, assessments and services to teachers and students in order to help people everywhere aim higher and fulfill their true potential.


Primark is an international retailer that offers high quality fashion, beauty and homeware at value for money prices. They have over 355 stores in eleven countries: Republic of Ireland, the UK, Spain, Portugal, Germany, the Netherlands, Belgium, Austria, France, the US and Italy; and over 75,000 employees. Products for Primark are made with respect, for people and the planet.


Reckitt is driven by its purpose to protect, heal and nurture in the relentless pursuit of a cleaner, healthier world. Through its Fight for Access Accelerator, Reckitt catalyses grassroots social enterprises to help tackle the world’s greatest problems and strive for a fairer society. The Company believes that a more sustainable business will not only better fulfil its responsibilities to society but also contribute to delivering its vision of better consumer solutions and increased long-term shareholder value. 

Standard Chartered

Standard Chartered is a leading international banking group committed to building a sustainable business over the long-term. It is focused on banking the people and companies to drive the creation of investment, trade and wealth in Africa, Asia and the Middle East. By running its operations well, standing by its clients & customers and investing in local communities, Standard Chartered believes that it can be a powerful force for good.


Unilever is one of the world’s leading suppliers of Beauty & Personal Care, Home Care, and Foods & Refreshment products with sales in over 190 countries and reaching 2.5 billion consumers a day. Over half of the company’s footprint is in developing and emerging markets. Unilever’s Sustainable Living Plan underpins the company’s strategy and commits to helping more than a billion people take action to improve their health and well-being by 2020, halving the environmental impact of our products by 2030 and enhancing the livelihoods of millions of people by 2020.

Virgin Media O2

Virgin Media O2 combines the UK’s largest and most reliable mobile network with a broadband network offering the fastest widely-available broadband speeds. It is a customer-first organisation that brings a range of connectivity services together in one place. Virgin Media O2’s vision is to create an inclusive, green and connected future for its customers and communities.


Visa Inc. is the world’s leader in digital payments. The company’s work is guided by their mission to connect the world through the most innovative, reliable and secure payment network, enabling individuals, businesses and economies to thrive. Visa’s global network is a powerful platform to bring people into the formal financial system, thereby improving the lives of individuals, supporting stronger businesses, and spurring economic growth.


Walmart Inc. helps people around the world save money and live better – anytime and anywhere – in retail stores, online, and through their mobile devices. Each week, over 275 million customers and members visit their more than 11,300 stores under 58 banners in 27 countries and eCommerce websites. With fiscal year 2019 revenue of $514.4 billion, Walmart employs over 2.2 million associates worldwide. Walmart continues to be a leader in sustainability, corporate philanthropy and employment opportunity.

Impact Partners

YY Ventures accelerates and invests in social businesses that are creating a world of three zeros- zero poverty, zero unemployment and zero carbon emissions. Bridging the gaps of people, groups and organizations with the spirit of entrepreneurship and innovation, we are the weavers of today’s social business world, backing social entrepreneurs who are solving some of the most pressing social issues of our times.
Evidensia delivers high quality evidence, information and insights on sustainability impacts. With growing commitment by governments and businesses to tackle sustainability challenges, the need for understanding what works where, why and how is growing.

3BL Media

3BL Media provides news and content disribution for innovative companies.


Acceso is a social business builder that brings entrepreneurial solutions to global poverty. Acceso builds, invests start-up capital into, manages, and scales agribusinesses that work with smallholder farmers and fishers. We improve the livelihoods of these producers and their communities by improving agricultural productivity, creating job opportunities, and facilitating long-term linkages to high value markets in Latin America and the Caribbean.


As a leading market systems practitioner, ACDI/VOCA addresses issues of food security, economic prosperity, and social inclusion through locally driven market solutions. ACDI/VOCA is a global non-profit development design and delivery partner based in Washington, D.C. We have implemented effective economic and social development projects around the world since 1963.


ActionAid is an international charity that works with women and girls living in poverty. Our dedicated local staff are changing the world with women and girls. We are ending violence and fighting poverty so that all women, everywhere, can create the future they want.


Acumen is changing the way the world tackles poverty by investing in companies, leaders and ideas. They invest patient capital in businesses whose products and services are enabling the poor to transform their lives. Founded by Jacqueline Novogratz in 2001, Acumen has invested more than $137 million in 139 companies across Africa, Latin America, South Asia and the United States. They are also developing a global community of emerging leaders with the knowledge, skills and determination to create a more inclusive world.

AMREF Health Africa

Amref Health Africa, headquartered in Kenya, is the largest Africa based international Non-Governmental Organisation (INGO) currently running programs in over 35 countries in Africa with lessons learnt over 60 years of engagement with governments, communities and partners to increase sustainable health access in Africa. Amref Health Africa also incorporates programme development, fundraising, partnership, advocacy, monitoring and evaluation, and has offices in Europe and North America as well as subsidiaries; AMREF Flying Doctors, Amref Enterprises and the Amref International University.

Anti-Slavery International

Anti-Slavery International, founded in 1839, is the world’s oldest international human rights organisation and works to eliminate all forms of slavery around the world.


Ashoka is the largest network of social entrepreneurs worldwide, with nearly 3,000 Ashoka Fellows in 70 countries putting their system changing ideas into practice on a global scale.

Ashridge Business School

Ashridge is one of the world’s premier executive education and leadership development providers.

Aspen Business and Society Institute

The Aspen Institute Business and Society Program works with business executives and scholars to align business decisions and investments with the long-term health of society—and the planet. Through carefully designed networks, working groups and focused dialogue, the Program identifies and inspires thought leaders and “intrapreneurs” to challenge conventional ideas about capitalism and markets, to test new measures of business success and to connect classroom theory and business practice.

Aspen Network of Development Entrepreneurs

The Aspen Network of Development Entrepreneurs (ANDE) is a global network of organizations that propel entrepreneurship in emerging markets. ANDE members provide critical financial, educational, and business support services to small and growing businesses (SGBs) based on the conviction that SGBs can create jobs, stimulate long-term economic growth, and produce environmental and social benefits.

B Lab UK

B Lab is a nonprofit organization that serves a global movement of people using business as a force for good. B Lab drives this systemic change including by building a global community of Certified B Corporations.

BBC Media Action

BBC Media Action is the BBC’s international charity. They believe in the power of media and communication for good. They work in more than 20 countries, supporting the independent media essential to democracy and development. Each year, their projects and programmes reach more than 150 million people facing poverty, inequality and insecurity with information they can trust, helping to improve health, bridge divides, challenge prejudice, and save and change lives.

Beam Exchange

Building Effective and Accessible Markets. The BEAM Exchange – in partnership with the DCED – is a platform for knowledge exchange and learning about the role of markets in poverty reduction.

Better Than Cash Alliance

The Better Than Cash Alliance is a partnership of governments, companies, and international organizations that accelerates the transition from cash to digital payments in order to reduce poverty and drive inclusive growth.

Boda Boda Safety Association of Kenya

The Boda Boda Safety Association of Kenya is a National body of commercial motorcycle riders dully registered under the Kenyan Societies act. In partnership with the Government of Kenya and other like-minded partners, a total transformation of the Industry has been achieved thereby presenting to the nation massive job creation, micro-entrepreneurship, safety for all road users and innovation in self-employment which is gender-sensitive.


BRAC is a development organisation dedicated to alleviate poverty by empowering the poor, and helping them to bring about positive changes in their lives by creating opportunities for the poor.

Breaking Barriers

Breaking Barriers exists so that every refugee can access meaningful employment and build a new life. We welcome refugees into employment with one-to-one advice and guidance, education, and training to help people find financial independence, purpose and identity through work. We forge innovative partnerships and share knowledge to inspire more social impact.


BSR is a global nonprofit organization that works with its network of more than 250 member companies to build a just and sustainable world.

Business and Human Rights Centre

The Business and Human Rights Resource Centre draws attention to the human rights impacts (positive & negative) of over 5100 companies, operating in over 180 countries. The resource centre provides guidance materials and examples of good practice

Business Call to Action

Launched at the United Nations in 2008, the Business Call to Action aims to accelerate progress towards the Millennium Development Goals by challenging companies to develop inclusive business models that offer the potential for both commercial success and development impact.

Business Council for Peace

Bpeace is the nonprofit network of business volunteers who work with entrepreneurs in violence-affected communities to scale their businesses, create significant employment for all and expand the economic power of women.

Business for Nature

Business for Nature is a global coalition that brings together business and conservation organizations and forward-thinking companies. Together, we demonstrate credible business leadership on nature and amplify a powerful leading business voice calling for governments to adopt policies now to reverse nature loss this decade.

Business in the Community

Building on 30 years of action, Business in the Community is working to shape a new contract between business and society, in order to secure a fairer society and a more sustainable future.

Care International

CARE works around the globe to save lives, defeat poverty and achieve social justice.

Child Fund International

Every child needs someone who’s on their side – someone who cares about what happens to them and works to ensure their highest good. ChildFund is a global community of people who care about children and take action to help them live at their fullest potential at every stage of their lives.

Christian Aid

Christian Aid provides urgent, practical and effective assistance where need is great, tackling the effects of poverty as well as its root causes.


Chrysalis is a Sri Lankan organization working to empower women and youth by fostering inclusive growth. An Affiliate of CARE International, we embody the skills, experience and networks developed over 60 years of CARE’s work in Sri Lanka, regionally and globally, and continue to champion its social development interventions and mission

Climate Impact Partners

Climate Impact Partners, a merger of ClimateCare and Natural Capital Partners, is a leader in developing and delivering high-quality, high-impact carbon market solutions for climate action. Together with the world’s leading companies and quality project partners we will reduce 1 billion tonnes of CO2 by 2030 to transform the global economy, improve health and livelihoods, and restore a thriving planet.

Clinton Foundation

Building on a lifetime of public service, President Clinton established the Clinton Foundation on the simple belief that everyone deserves a chance to succeed, everyone has a responsibility to act, and we all do better when we work together. For nearly two decades, those values have energized the work of the Foundation in overcoming complex challenges and improving the lives of people across the United States and around the world.


The CODESPA Foundation is a non-profit organisation which has been working for 29 years in international cooperation for development. CODESPA trusts in the human capacity for building a more equal and fair world by providing opportunities to people so that, through their work, they can develop their capacities and be the protagonists of their own development.


Concordia is a nonprofit organization that enables public-private partnerships to create a more prosperous and sustainable future. As equal parts convener, campaigner, and idea incubator, Concordia is creating a new model for how a nonpartisan, nonprofit can have a global impact.

Cotton Connect

We are an enterprise with a clear mission to transform the cotton industry for good. We work with brands and retailers to enable them to develop a more robust and resilient cotton supply chains.

Crack the Crises

A coalition of organisations from across the UK working together to crack the crises of Covid, injustice and climate change and advocating for a better future for people and planet.

DOT (Digital Opportunity Trust)

DOT is a youth-led movement of daring social innovators who have the tools, knowledge, and networks to create opportunities and transform their own communities. We support youth to become innovators and leaders, and to create and apply digital solutions that have positive impact in their communities.


Endeva is a B Corp with the mission to create wealth among low-income groups through inclusive business. Endeva catalyses innovative solutions at the base of the pyramid through research, consulting, and facilitation.

Ethical Trading Initiative

The Ethical Trading Initiative (ETI) is a leading alliance of companies, trade unions and NGOs that promotes respect for workers’ rights around the globe.


EVPA is a membership association made up of organisations interested in or practising venture philanthropy and social investment across Europe. Established in 2004, the association aims to be the home of investors for impact committed to using venture philanthropy and social investment tools to target social impact.


Fairtrade is a global movement with a strong and active presence in the UK, represented by the Fairtrade Foundation. Fairtrade is a movement for change that works directly with businesses, consumers and campaigners to make trade deliver for farmers and workers.The international Fairtrade system (which the Fairtrade Foundation is a part of) represents the world’s largest and most recognised fair trade system. We are a global organisation working to secure a better deal for farmers and workers.​

Family Enterprise Foundation

FEF want to address the operating mindset shift set that is occurring in the family enterprise ecosystem through generational shifts of ownerships and seize the moment in addressing climate/social issues and the impact family enterprises have on the environment and society.

Farm Africa

Farm Africa is an innovative charity that reduces poverty by unleashing African farmers’ abilities to grow their incomes in an environmentally sustainable way. We help farmers to not only boost yields, but also gain access to markets, while protecting the environment for generations to come.


The Multilateral Investment Fund is an innovation lab for the Inter-American Development Bank Group. It conducts high-risk experiments to test new models for engaging and inspiring the private sector to solve economic development problems in Latin America and the Caribbean. The MIF addresses poverty and vulnerability by focusing on emerging businesses and smallholder farmers with the capacity to grow and create economic opportunities.

Forum For The Fuuture

Forum for the Future is a leading international sustainability organisation running out of offices in the UK, US, India and Singapore. Since we were founded in 1996, we’ve been working in partnership with business, governments and civil society to accelerate the shift towards a just and regenerative future in which both people and the planet thrive.

Fundacion Paraguaya

Fundación Paraguaya, a non-governmental organisation founded in 1985, has spearheaded microfinance and entrepreneurship in Paraguay.


FUNDES is a non-profit consulting firm whose mission is to support the competitive development of micro, small and medium-sized businesses in Latin America. Alongside large companies, development organizations and government agencies, FUNDES develops strategies and collaboration models that link MSMEs with their value ecosystem


The Global Alliance for Improved Nutrition (GAIN) is a Swiss-based foundation launched at the United Nations in 2002 to tackle the human suffering caused by malnutrition. Working with governments, businesses and civil society, we aim to transform food systems so that they deliver more nutritious foods for all people, especially the most vulnerable.

Global Alliance for Clean Cookstoves

The Global Alliance for Clean Cookstoves is a public-private partnership hosted by the UN Foundation to save lives, improve livelihoods, empower women, and protect the environment by creating a thriving global market for clean and efficient household cooking solutions.

Good Business Lab

Good Business Lab is a not-for-profit labor innovation organization. We use rigorous research methods to find a common ground between worker wellbeing and business interests. We believe that building the business case to support better conditions for workers is the most sustainable way to transform labor markets and enable all workers to live dignified lives.

Gordon Institute of Business Science, University of Pretoria

The purpose of the Gordon Institute of Business Science is to significantly improve individual and organisational performance through business education.

GSMA Mobile for Development

GSMA Mobile for Development brings together the GSMA’s members, the wider mobile industry and the development community to deliver life-enhancing mobile services. We work to identify and scale commercially viable mobile services that will have maximum socio-economic impact.

Hand in Hand International

Hand in Hand looks at poverty differently, helping turn skills and potential into jobs so people can find a way out of poverty. The NGO has created 1.6m businesses which support 2.3m jobs and have improved the lives of 8m family members. The goal is to create 10 million jobs.

Harvard Kennedy School Corporate Responsibility Initiative

The Corporate Responsibility Initiative is a multi-disciplinary and multi-stakeholder program that seeks to study and enhance the public contributions of private enterprise.

Heifer International

Heifer are an international development NGO working with small-scale farmers and local food producers in 21 countries around the world to end hunger and poverty in a sustainable way. Working with local communities and farmers’ cooperatives to build sustainable businesses that enable local people to close the living income gap.

Heros for Change

Heroes for Change is a for-profit, service-based organisation harnessing the power of purpose-driven youth volunteers who have the resource of time, social capital and trust , who will deliver scaleable impact programmes in their own communities at low cost harnessing the power of technology.

How to Academy

How To Academy is an organisation for people who think big. From Nobel laureates to Pulitzer Prize winners, they invite the world’s most influential voices to share new ideas for changing ourselves, our communities, and the world. They also help businesses inspire clients and staff, and make books, podcasts and films to share insight and innovation around the world.

ICRW Advisors

ICRW Advisors is a global gender consultancy that guides clients with evidence-based, actionable insights and solutions to enhance intersectional social impact and drive business value.​


The Inter-American Development Bank works to improve lives in Latin America and the Caribbean. Through financial and technical support for countries working to reduce poverty and inequality, the IDB helps improve health and education, and advance infrastructure. Its aim is to achieve development in a sustainable, climate-friendly way.

IDB – Opportunities for the Majority

The Opportunities for the Majority (OMJ) initiative at the Inter-American Development Bank promotes and finances market-based, sustainable business models that engage private sector companies, local governments and communities in the development and delivery of quality products and services for the Base of the Pyramid in Latin America and the Caribbean.


International Development Enterprises UK works with farmers and aspiring entrepreneurs living in poor rural areas all over the world. With them, iDE UK creates income and livelihood opportunities that empower them to create a better future.


IHRB’s mission is to shape policy, advance practice and strengthen accountability in order to make respect for human rights part of everyday business.

Impact Management Project (IMP)

The IMP is a forum for organisations to build consensus on how to measure, compare and report impacts on environmental and social issues.

Inclusive Business Action Network

IBAN promotes inclusive business globally – by supporting the scale and replication of inclusive business models and engaging all types of stakeholders.

Inclusive Business Sweden

Inclusive Business Sweden is a not-for-profit centre whose mission is to enable business to meet global development needs. Inclusive Business Sweden works with the private sector to scale innovative and inclusive business models in developing markets. We deliver direct business services and impact programmes, bringing together private, public and civil society actors locally and globally.

Indiana University College of Arts and Sciences

Part of Indiana University, the College of Arts and Sciences supports students who are ready to explore, create, invent, and make a difference.

Indiana University Jacobs School of Music

As one of the most comprehensive and acclaimed institutions for the study of music, the IU Jacobs School of Music plays a key role in educating performers, scholars, and music educators who influence music performance and education around the globe.

Indiana University Kelley School of Business

The mission of the Kelley School of Business is to transform the lives of students, organizations and society through management education and research. The Institute for International Business (IIB) supports the internationalisation of Kelley’s academic programmes.

Initiative for Global Development

The Initiative for Global Development (IGD) is a non-profit organization that drives poverty reduction by catalyzing business growth and investment in the developing world.

Innovest Advisory

Innovest Advisory works at the nexus between innovative finance and social impact in the Impact Investment field. They go beyond negative screening and ESG assessments to look at the true impact of investments and advise on how capital can address the world’s most pressing challenges such as climate change, food security, financial inclusion and livelihoods in developing markets and fragile contexts.


At the INSEAD Humanitarian Research Group, we are passionate about situations where business has a strong positive impact and analyzing humanitarian/development operations can be a force for good business. Since our group was created 20 years ago, we have been working closely with relief/development organizations like UNICEF, UNHCR, the World Food Program (WFP) and many others (WVI, MSI), applying our academic expertise to help improve disaster relief and development programs and transferring knowledge between the humanitarian and corporate sectors.​

Institute of Development Studies

The Institute of Development Studies is a leading global charity for international development research, teaching and communications.

International Alert

International Alert empowers local people to build peace by providing them with training, advice and support. They bring together communities divided by conflict to find ways of resolving their differences without violence. And they advise companies, governments and international organisations on how their policies and operations can better support peace.

International Institute for Environment and Development

IIED is a policy and action research organisation promoting sustainable development and linking local priorities to global challenges.

InteRoots Initiative

The InteRoots Initiative is a U.S.-based initiative that partners with projects both domestically and internationally. The nonprofit organization works with communities – on their own terms – as they develop and implement sustainable solutions for self-identified needs.

ISEAL Alliance

ISEAL is the global membership organisation for ambitious, collaborative and transparent sustainability systems. ISEAL is driving collective efforts to tackle the most pressing sustainability issues and create a world where markets are a force for good.

Learning Planet

#LearningPlanet is a global open alliance of educational stakeholders and learning communities, with a mission is to inspire and empower learners of all ages to “take care of oneself, others and the planet,” and thus contribute to shaping better futures, because in a time of great uncertainty, increased by the pandemic and profound transitions, we urgently need new ways of learning, teaching, doing research and mobilizing collective intelligence.

Lloyds Banking Group Centre for Responsible Business

Based at the University of Birmingham, the Lloyds Banking Group Centre for Responsible Business is an interdisciplinary research and engagement hub committed to providing pragmatic, real-world solutions to businesses wanting to help realise the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals.

Mercy Corps

Mercy Corps is an international development organization that helps people around the world survive and thrive after conflict, crisis and natural disaster.

New Economy Roundtable

The New Economy Roundtable is a network of public, private and non-profit organizations working together to increase decent work and create a more inclusive economy in Ontario. The goal of the New Economy Roundtable is to increase the number of people in equity-seeking communities in Ontario who are in decent work by building and sharing knowledge, influencing policy and practice, and catalyzing collaboration.


NewGlobe supports visionary governments to transform public education systems, the cornerstone of a prosperous, equitable, and peaceful society.

Next Billion

NextBillion.net is a website and blog bringing together the community of business leaders, social entrepreneurs, NGOs, policy makers and academics who want to explore the connection between development and enterprise.


Leadership for Impact (LFI) is Nova School of Business and Economics Knowledge Center committed to make a change in societal grand challenges. We focus on positive leadership research, knowledge and insights that drive society towards progress. We join forces with key partners to also conduct social innovation projects that help in the transition to a more sustainable world.

Nutrition Connect

Nutrition Connect is an open-access platform intended to mobilise knowledge, share experiences, and stimulate dialogue on public private engagement (PPE) for nutrition. It is a safe space for engagement to connect people; facts and understanding; and evidence and action. We are committed to sharing high-quality, credible and objective information with practitioners interested in exploring PPE for nutrition so they can make informed decisions based on the best-available resources.

Overseas Development Institute

The Overseas Development Institute (ODI) is the UK’s leading independent think tank on international development and humanitarian issues.

Oxfam GB

Oxfam is a globally renowned aid and development charity with 70 years of experience, working and campaigning with partners in 94 countries worldwide.

Plan International UK

Plan International UK is a children’s charity. We strive to advance children’s rights and equality for girls all over the world.

Practical Action

Practical Action is an international development organisation that puts ingenious ideas to work so people in poverty can change their world. It helps people find solutions to some of the world’s toughest problems. Challenges made worse by climate change and gender inequality. It works with communities to develop lasting and locally owned solutions for agriculture, water and waste management, climate resilience and clean energy. And it shares what works with others, so answers that start small can grow big.​

Primary Care International

Primary Care International (PCI) believes that everyone should be able to access quality healthcare to enable them to live full and healthy lives. To help achieve this it advises and supports partners to build capacity in primary healthcare workers and primary healthcare systems, with a focus on Non-Communicable Diseases.​

Project Everyone

Project Everyone is a not-for-profit creative communications agency that creates campaigns and supports partners to raise awareness, inspire action and drive accountability for the Global Goals, because they believe are the best roadmap towards a better future for people and planet.

Rainforest Alliance

The Rainforest Alliance is an international non-profit organization working in more than 60 countries at the intersection of business, agriculture and forests. We are building an alliance to create a better future for people and nature by making responsible business the new normal.​

Ripple Effect

Ripple Effect is a partnership of resourceful farming families working with experienced and committed African staff, who are based in their Country Programmes and their Africa Hub in Nairobi, with support and fundraising from our offices in the UK and US to bring smallholder farmers together to learn new skills and share knowledge so they can improve their livelihoods and thrive.

Root Capital

Root Capital invests in the growth of agricultural enterprises so they can transform rural communities. These businesses purchase crops such as coffee, cocoa, or grains from smallholder farmers. With growth, they become engines of impact that can raise incomes, create jobs, empower women and young people, sustain peace and preserve vulnerable ecosystems​

Save the Children

Save the Chidren’s vision is a world in which every child attains the right to survival, protection, development and participation.
It aims to inspire breakthroughs in the way the world treats children, and to achieve immediate and lasting change in their lives.

SEEP Network

SEEP is a collaborative learning network. We support strategies that create new and better opportunities for vulnerable populations, especially women, to participate in markets and improve their quality of life. For over 30 years, our members have served as a testing ground for innovative strategies that promote inclusion, develop resilient markets, and enhance the livelihood potential of the worlds’ poor.​

Shared Value Initiative

For business leaders and problem solvers who see exciting market opportunities at the intersection of business goals and societal challenges, the Shared Value Initiative is the leading community shaping research, partnerships, and practices. The Initiative connects global thinkers and practitioners who are exploring this new frontier in search of the best ways to realize shared value’s tremendous potential.


SNV is a not-for-profit international development organisation that makes a lasting difference in the lives of people living in poverty by helping them raise incomes and access basic services. We focus on only three sectors and have a long-term, local presence in over 25 countries in Asia, Africa and Latin America. Our team of more than 1,300 staff is the backbone of SNV

Society for International Development (SID)

The Society for International Development (SID) – Washington is a part of the global SID network which includes chapters and individual members in over 50 countries. SID-Washington is a “global town square” whose mission is to advance equitable development through networking, partnership building, and information sharing on critical ideas, policies, and practices that shape our global future.

Stanford University VMware Women’s Leadership Innovation Lab

The VMware Women’s Leadership Innovation Lab at Stanford University generates foundational research to advance women’s leadership by diagnosing barriers, developing and evaluating interventions to get beyond barriers, and disseminates research-based solutions by bridging the gap between research and practice.

Sustainable Food Lab

The Sustainable Food Lab is a global network of organizations accelerating progress toward a more sustainable food system. Food Lab staff advise on sustainability strategy and procurement programs, design and manage pre-competitive collaboration, and provide leadership development.

Tearfund USA

Tearfund USA is a non-profit focused on disrupting systems of injustice and oppression. Through our Innovation Lab, we amplify the voice and work of those who live and operate on the margins, equipping them to spark, fuel and scale innovative solutions to poverty and injustice.


TechnoServe works with enterprising people in the developing world to build competitive farms, businesses and industries.

Tent Partnership for Refugees

With more and more refugees displaced for longer periods of time, businesses have a critical role to play in helping refugees integrate economically in their new host communities. The Tent Partnership for Refugees mobilizes the global business community to improve the lives and livelihoods of 30 million refugees who have been forcibly displaced from their home countries.

The Business Partnerships Platform

The Business Partnerships Platform (BPP) supports partnerships between the Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT) and inclusive businesses to create both development impacts and sustainable commercial returns. With BPP support, businesses are creating sustainable change with products and services that improve lives, helping to create more inclusive value chains; and expanding inclusive business practices.

The Cherie Blair Foundation for Women

The Cherie Blair Foundation for Women is a charity that supports women entrepreneurs in developing and emerging markets so that they can in turn invest in their families and communities.

The Donor Committee for Enterprise Development

The Donor Committee for Enterprise Development (DCED) enhances the efforts of donor agencies to place private sector development (PSD) at the heart of their work. DCED does this by sharing information about what works – based on practical experience, as well as research into businesses’ views on their constraints and needs of support.

The Doughty Centre for Corporate Responsibility

The Doughty Centre for Corporate Responsibility, a research centre within Cranfield University School of Management, works to empower current and future managers with the knowledge, skills, and desire to lead responsible, sustainably managed organisations.

The Fletcher School, Tufts University

The Institute for Business in the Global Context (IBGC) at the Fletcher School focuses on the interplay between global business and the key forces that shape the context in which enterprises operate.

The Intrapreneur Lab

The Intrapreneur Lab is 3-day + 3-month accelerator for individuals inside companies to develop profitable innovations that have wider societal benefit – and become intrapreneurs in the process. The Intrapreneur Lab is a collaboration between Business Fights Poverty, TIL Ventures and ADP.

The League of Intrapreneurs

The League of Intrapreneurs is a global learning community of intrapreneurs and catalysts working to unlock the human innovation potential inside our most influential institutions

The Millennium Challenge Corporation

MCC is an independent U.S. Government agency working to reduce global poverty through economic growth. It provides time-limited grants and assistance to poor countries that meet rigorous standards for good governance, from fighting corruption to respecting democratic rights.

The Partnering Initiative

The Partnering Initiative is dedicated to driving widespread, systematic and effective collaboration between civil society, government and companies towards a sustainable future.

The Power of Nutrition

The Power of Nutrition is a charitable foundation that unites businesses, governments, foundations, INGOs and change agents in a joint mission to banish undernutrition. Our innovative finance and partnership model quadruples investments to make nutrition resources go further than any organisation could achieve independently.

The Practitioner Hub for Inclusive Business

The Practitioner Hub has been developed by the Business Innovation Facility and Innovations Against Poverty to provide a space for practitioners to connect, share experiences and gain new insights to help their inclusive business ventures grow.

The Task Force on Inequality-related Financial Disclosures

The Task Force on Inequality-related Financial Disclosures (TIFD) was created to meet the need for an explicit systemic risk management framework that can help reduce inequality created by the actions of the private sector. TIFD will provide guidance, thresholds, targets, and metrics for companies and investors to measure and manage their inequality-related risks, including a focus on how inequality affects company performance, how inequality contributes to market-wide system-level risks and therefore affects investor performance, and how private sector activity can exacerbate inequality.

The World Benchmarking Alliance

The World Benchmarking Alliance (WBA) is a non-profit organisation seeking to generate a movement around increasing the private sector’s impact towards a sustainable future for all. WBA’s transformative benchmarks compare companies’ performance on the global challenges the world faces. A group of more than  140 Allies  provide WBA with the necessary support to be a successful driver of change.  The benchmarks empower all stakeholders, from consumers and investors to employees and business leaders, with key data and insights to encourage sustainable business.


THET has been supporting health workers around the world since 1989, improving patient care through targeted training programmes. It works with a diverse range of partners to build a world where everybody has access to affordable and quality healthcare.

Thomson Reuters Foundation

Thomson Reuters Foundation is the philanthropic arm of Thomson Reuters, the world’s biggest news and information provider. It promotes socio-economic progress and the rule of law worldwide. Its programmes inform, connect and ultimately empower people around the world.

Transformational Business Network

Transformational Business Network (TBN) is a global movement which catalyses purpose-driven entrepreneurs, builds impactful businesses and unlock investments in emerging and frontier markets.

Triple Pundit

Triple Pundit is a new-media company for highly conscious business leaders. Triple Pundit has grown to become one of the world’s most well read websites on ethical, sustainable & profitable business.


The United Nations Development Programme is a United Nations agency tasked with helping countries eliminate poverty and achieve sustainable economic growth and human development. The UNDP emphasises developing local capacity towards long-term self-sufficiency and prosperity.


UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, is a global organisation dedicated to saving lives, protecting rights and building a better future for refugees, forcibly displaced communities and stateless people.


Unicef ensures more of the world’s children are fed, vaccinated, educated and protected than any other organisation. We won’t stop until every child is safe.

United for Global Mental Health

United for Global Mental Health is dedicated to creating a world that enables good mental health for all. We draw on our expertise in policy, advocacy, and financing to work with organisations who share our commitment to driving mental health up the political agenda – and securing additional funding for mental health at national and global level.

United Nations Foundation

The UN Foundation acts as a strategic partner to help the UN mobilize the ideas, people, and resources it needs to deliver, and grow a diverse and durable constituency for collective action.

United Nations Industrial Development Organization

UNIDO is the specialized agency of the United Nations that promotes industrial development for poverty reduction, inclusive globalization and environmental sustainability

United States Council for International Business (USICB)

The United States Council for International Business advances the global interests of American business. We do so through advocacy that calls for an open system of world trade, finance and investment, where business can flourish and contribute to economic growth, human welfare and environmental protection.

University of Cambridge Institute of Sustainability Leadership

For over 25 years the University of Cambridge Institute of Sustainability Leadership has been working to build leadership capacity to tackle critical global challenges, through business action, executive education and Master’s-level programmes.


USAID is the lead U.S. Government agency that works to end extreme global poverty and enable resilient, democratic societies to realize their potential.


Voluntary Service Overseas is an international development organisation that brings people together to share skills and knowledge.

Water & Sanitation for the Urban Poor

WSUP is a multi-sector partnership developing commercially viable models to help cities reach everyone with improved water and sanitation services.

We Make Change

​We Make Change gives individuals the power to change the world. Their platform enables anyone, anywhere to use their skills to support the causes they care about. Connecting individuals, NGOs and companies to collaborate to develop projects that make change happen.

WeConnect International

A member-led, global non-profit, WEConnect International works with an alliance of over 112 multinational buyers that have committed to sourcing more products and services from women-owned businesses based in over 125 countries.

World Business Council for Sustainable Development

WBCSD is a CEO-led organization of forward-thinking companies that galvanizes the global business community to create a sustainable future for business, society and the environment.


WWF’s mission is to stop the degradation of the planet’s natural environment and to build a future in which people live in harmony with nature, by: conserving the world’s biological diversity, ensuring that the use of renewable natural resources is sustainable and promoting the reduction of pollution and wasteful consumption

Youth Business International

YBI is a global network of expert 50+ organisations helping young people around the world to start, grow and sustain businesses, leveraging entrepreneurship to create decent work and drive inclusive economic growth, whilst transforming livelihoods and strengthening communities.

Yunus Social Business

Yunus Social Business applies business approaches to the world of social development. They use an innovative ‘Incubate and Finance’ methodology which bridges the gap between social businesses and philanthropic lenders and donors.