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How can business tackle the poverty tsunami – the wave of poverty being driven by COVID, conflict and climate change?

What does the cost of living crisis mean for business?

And how should businesses respond to the rising levels of poverty?

Find out the answers to your business and poverty related questions here.

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Explore our issue-based resource kits with downloadable, co-created learning resources. Everything you need to inform your organisation’s social impact strategy and stay ahead of emerging social impact trends.

How can businesses tackle the poverty tsunami?

This Resource Kit, supported by Pearson, includes practical tools for businesses to support the lives, livelihoods and access to learning of the most vulnerable people and communities affected by the poverty tsunami.

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Systemic inequality poses an existential threat to our society and economy. The Business Commission to Tackle Inequality (BCTI)’s flagship report is an urgent call to business leaders to prioritize ten impactful actions that champion equity and inclusion and drive truly transformative change.
Women micro-entrepreneurs in Nairobi’s informal settlements struggle to get online and access the credit they need. Hand in Hand and Visa Inc.’s groundbreaking ‘acceleration’ programme tackled digital and financial exclusion, boosting participants’ profits by an average of 95%. Lucy Kerei, Programme Manager at Hand in Hand, Eastern Africa, shares how.
Join us for this live written discussion with a panel of experts to explore the role businesses can play in accelerating progress on the SDGs, as we reach the midpoint of the 2030 agenda. The live panel is taking place on Thursday 20 July 2023, 10am to 11am EST / 3pm to 4 pm GMT
Join us for this live written discussion with a panel of experts to explore the business case for paying living wages, and how can businesses can implement living wages across their value chains. The live panel is taking place on Thursday 14th September 2023, 10am to 11am EST / 3pm to 4 pm GMT
Join us for this live written discussion with a panel of experts to explore what role businesses can play in addressing the social and equity dimensions of climate change. The live panel is taking places on Thursday 19th October 2023, 10am to 11am EST / 3pm to 4 pm GMT
At our “Together for 2023” co-created interactive event, Business Fights Poverty brought together more than 180 business leaders, advocates, academics, and others to share and explore what they believe to be the key trends, challenges, and opportunities for action in the year ahead. This Insights Summary outlines the key ideas shared during the conversation.
Across the world, a confluence of challenges— notably, COVID, conflict, and climate change—is driving a poverty tsunami that is already crashing into people’s lives. Inside this latest magazine, you will find articles about businesses are building breakwaters to protect the growing number of vulnerable people against the oncoming wave. Our magazines help you navigate the challenges of scaling your social impact and share some of the leading edge thinking on topics across the space.​ Download the latest issue and past issues by clicking on the Magazine cover.
When the European Union embraced the concept of double materiality in the Corporate Sustainability Reporting Directive, mandating that investors consider risks corporations externalize onto people, the business and human rights movement notched a significant win. Now the notion of double materiality is also taking shape in a different guise beyond Europe: in rising investor concerns around systemic risks, including inequality.