AB 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.
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.
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.
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.
Bayer is a life science company with more than a 150-year history and core competencies in the areas of health care and agriculture. With their innovative products, they are contributing to finding solutions to some of the major challenges of our time. Their goal is to create value for our customers, shareholders and employees, while committing to operating sustainably and addressing our social and ethical responsibilities.
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.
CDC Group plc is a Development Finance Institution owned by the UK Government. Its mission is to support the building of businesses throughout Africa and South Asia to create jobs and make a lasting difference to people's lives in some of the world's poorest places.
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.
Credit Suisse is one of the world's leading financial services providers. Its strategy builds on Credit Suisse's core strengths: its position as a leading wealth manager, its specialist investment banking capabilities and its strong presence in its home market of Switzerland. Credit Suisse employs approximately 45,680 people. Credit Suisse sees itself as an integral part of society and recognises its responsibilities that go beyond banking. It regards financial inclusion and education as an effective means of driving inclusive growth and of helping people to help themselves. Its two global initiatives in financial inclusion and education complement the work of its local foundations and philanthropy committees.
GSK is a science-led global healthcare company. GSK researches and develops a broad range of innovative products in three primary areas of Pharmaceuticals, Vaccines and Consumer Healthcare.
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.
Nestlé is the world’s largest food and beverage company. It has more than 2000 brands ranging from global icons to local favourites, and is present in 189 countries around the world. The company's purpose is enhancing quality of life and contributing to a healthier future. It wants to help shape a better and healthier world. It also wants to inspire people to live healthier lives. This is how Nestlé contributes to society while ensuring the long-term success of the company.
Novo Nordisk is a global healthcare company with more than 95 years of innovation and leadership in diabetes care. This heritage has given us experience and capabilities that also enable us to help people defeat other serious chronic diseases: haemophilia, growth disorders and obesity. Headquartered in Denmark, Novo Nordisk employs approximately 43,200 people in 80 countries and markets its products in more than 170 countries.
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.
Small Foundation is an Irish foundation working to end extreme poverty in sub-Saharan Africa by 2030. The organisation aims to do this by catalysing income-generating opportunities for extremely poor people in sub-Saharan Africa, most of whom are smallholder farmers. Small Foundation supports highly leveraged interventions that strengthen business ecosystems, generating opportunities for those in extreme poverty by expanding the access of micro, small and medium-sized enterprises to knowledge, skilled human resources, finance, technology and markets.
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.
The Department for International Development (DFID) leads the UK’s work to end extreme poverty. DFID is tackling the global challenges of our time including poverty and disease, mass migration, insecurity and conflict.
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.
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.
The Vitol Foundation aims to help children and families living in deprivation to escape the cycle of poverty and fulfil their human potential. The Foundation achieves this by investing in initiatives and interventions across five programme areas: Health, WASH (Water Sanitation and Hygiene), Education, Enterprise & Livelihoods and Humanitarian Response. Its focus is on supporting solutions that improve quality of performance, promote greater inclusion, foster appropriate innovation and catalyse access to finance, all within the broader context of poverty.
Be Inspired Films believes that telling better stories will create a better world. As a multi-award winning creative agency supporting organisations acting as a force for good, its role is to capture the emotion and impact of their clients' work in a way that inspires greater impact at scale. They work across online video, animation, events, live streaming, documentary and video strategy.
Seed is a creative studio dedicated to sustainability where passion meets purpose. We work with clients who want to have a positive impact. We envision a world where organisations doing good can enjoy the visual splendour and aesthetic sophistication more commercial operations traditionally enjoy.
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 is one of the world's premier executive education and leadership development providers.
ANDE is a global network of 190+ organizations that work to propel entrepreneurship in the developing world.
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.
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.
The BMW Foundation Herbert Quandt promotes responsible leadership and inspires leaders worldwide to work towards a peaceful, just and sustainable future.
Bridge believes every child has the right to high quality education and works in partnership with governments, communities, parents and teachers to deliver education to over 120,000 children in underserved communities across Africa and Asia.
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.
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.
BSR is a global nonprofit organization that works with its network of more than 250 member companies to build a just and sustainable world.
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.
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.
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.
Care International UK works for the poor and vulnerable in some of the world's poorest countries.
The Center on Business and Poverty is a think tank that supports social enterprise through its writing, research and publishing of an on-line periodical.
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.
Christian Aid provides urgent, practical and effective assistance where need is great, tackling the effects of poverty as well as its root causes.
ClimateCare works with corporate and government partners to deliver world leading emission reduction and development programmes. Its unique Climate+Care approach is a cost effective way for corporates to take full responsibility for their climate and social impacts and for the public sector to deliver more efficiency for its spend.
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.
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, 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.
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.
The Ethical Trading Initiative (ETI) is a leading alliance of companies, trade unions and NGOs that promotes respect for workers' rights around the globe.
Every1Mobile is a digital and mobile services provider dedicated to improving lives through digital solutions - at scale. Founded in 2010, we have led and supported more than 50 projects in multiple sub-Saharan countries for clients and funders including private sector and non-profit clients and donors. We are proud to be identified by DFID the as one of three UK “cutting edge” Small and Medium Sized Enterprises (SMEs).
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.
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.
Fundes is a consultancy that specializes in developing corporate and government programmes that seek to generate efficiencies, profitability, welfare and innovation throughout value chains, economic sectors and every other domain that affects micro, small and medium businesses.
Fundación Paraguaya, a non-governmental organisation founded in 1985, has spearheaded microfinance and entrepreneurship in Paraguay.
GBCHealth is a coalition of companies and organizations committed to investing their resources to make a healthier world… for their employees, for the communities in which they work and for the world at large.
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.
The purpose of the Gordon Institute of Business Science is to significantly improve individual and organisational performance through business education.
In May 2013 GSK and Save the Children announced an ambitious partnership to help save the lives of 1 million children in some of the world’s poorest countries.
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 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.
The Corporate Responsibility Initiative is a multi-disciplinary and multi-stakeholder program that seeks to study and enhance the public contributions of private enterprise.
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.
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.
ISEAL Alliance represents the global movement of credible sustainability standards, with a mission to strengthen sustainability standards systems for the benefit of people and the environment. ISEAL’s members are leaders in the delivery of sustainable value chains and have pioneered the design and application of standards to link sustainable production and consumption across international trade.
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.
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.
IBAN promotes inclusive business globally – by supporting the scale and replication of inclusive business models and engaging all types of stakeholders.
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.
Part of Indiana University, the College of Arts and Sciences supports students who are ready to explore, create, invent, and make a difference.
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.
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.
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.
The Institute of Development Studies is a leading global charity for international development research, teaching and communications.
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.
IIED is a policy and action research organisation promoting sustainable development and linking local priorities to global challenges.
The League of Intrapreneurs is a global movement of corporate changemakers working to transform business from the inside out.
The MasterCard Foundation is an independent, global organization creating opportunities for all people to learn and prosper. The Foundation’s programs promote financial inclusion and advance youth learning, mostly in Africa.
Mercy Corps is an international development organization that helps people around the world survive and thrive after conflict, crisis and natural disaster.
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 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.
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.
The Overseas Development Institute (ODI) is the UK's leading independent think tank on international development and humanitarian issues.
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 is a children’s charity. We strive to advance children’s rights and equality for girls all over the world.
The Partnering Initiative is dedicated to driving widespread, systematic and effective collaboration between civil society, government and companies towards a sustainable future.
Practical Action uses technology to challenge poverty in developing countries. They enable poor communities to build on their skills and knowledge to produce sustainable and practical solutions.
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.
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 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 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.
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, the Netherlands' Development Organisation, is an international not-for-profit development organisation that aims to make a lasting difference in the lives of 15 million people living in poverty over the period 2013-2015.
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.
Transformational Business Network (TBN) is a global movement which catalyses purpose-driven entrepreneurs, builds impactful businesses and unlock investments in emerging and frontier markets.
3BL Media provides news and content disribution for innovative companies.
TechnoServe works with enterprising people in the developing world to build competitive farms, businesses and industries.
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.
Twin is a development through trade charity that works with over 400,000 coffee, nut and cocoa producers around the world. It delivers programme work and enables producers to access international markets through the trading arm of the organisation.
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.
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.
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.
UNIDO is the specialized agency of the United Nations that promotes industrial development for poverty reduction, inclusive globalization and environmental sustainability
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.
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.
WSUP is a multi-sector partnership developing commercially viable models to help cities reach everyone with improved water and sanitation services.
The 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 is the world’s largest environmental organisation building a future where people and planet thrive.
Youth Business International is a global network of independent non-profit initiatives helping young people to start and grow their own business and create employment.
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.