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  • Environment Business and Climate Justice 2022

    Business and Climate Justice

    Climate change is affecting us all, but the most severe impacts are being felt by the most vulnerable people. This framework explores what climate justice means in practice and the actions that business can take. Use this guide to inform business action to put people at the centre of climate action. With the Corporate Responsibility Initiative at Harvard Kennedy School and Change by Degrees.

  • Environment Climate Justice Online Forum Discussions 2022

    Climate Justice 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.

  • Impact Poverty Tsunami Briefing Paper 2022

    Poverty Tsunami Briefing Paper

    COVID, conflict and climate change are among a confluence of challenges driving a tsunami of poverty that is already crashing into the lives of vulnerable people and communities around the world. This briefing explores these trends and the role businesses can and should play.

  • Impact The Case for Living Wages 2022

    The Case for Living Wages

    A report on how paying living wages throughout core operations and the value chain strengthens business performance, resilience and stability, while delivering measurable social impact and enabling businesses to more effectively deliver on human and labour rights obligations. Published with Cambridge Institute for Sustainability Leadership and Shift, with support from Unilever.

  • Environment Business Fights Poverty Magazine 2021

    Business Fights Poverty Magazine

    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. 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 here.

  • Women ACTION TOOLKIT: Women and the Net Zero Economy 2021

    ACTION TOOLKIT: Women and the Net Zero Economy

    A toolkit on how companies can transition to a net-zero economy at the same time as economically empowering the many vulnerable women working upstream in global value chains. With the UK Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office's Work and Opportunities for Women Programme, PwC and the Corporate Responsibility Initiative, Harvard Kennedy School.

  • Agriculture Enhancing the Livelihoods of 'Hidden Women' in Global Smallholder Value Chains 2021

    Enhancing the Livelihoods of 'Hidden Women' in Global Smallholder Value Chains

    A summary of an online discussion about how business and their partners can recognise, value, and enhance the contributions of the “hidden women” in global smallholder value chains, on whom our global food supply systems depend. With Unilever and Oxfam GB.

  • Social Enterprise Creating An Environment Where Social Impact Businesses Can Thrive 2021

    Creating An Environment Where Social Impact Businesses Can Thrive

    An insights paper on how social entrepreneur leaders of colour in the U.S. are struggling to find sufficient investment to build businesses that serve their communities, with practical actions that need to be taken. With Barclays.

  • Environment Business and Climate Justice Framework 2021

    Business and Climate Justice Framework

    An action framework on how business can put people at the heart of climate action; recognising the social equity dimensions of climate impacts. With the Corporate Responsibility Initiative, Harvard Kennedy School.

  • Partnerships The National Business Compact on Coronavirus - One Year On: A Blueprint for Rapid Collaboration? 2021

    The National Business Compact on Coronavirus - One Year On: A Blueprint for Rapid Collaboration?

    A report that identifies ten key elements that were integral to its success, and that provide insights on the way organisations could work together to tackle future crises and challenges. With the Corporate Responsibility Initiative, Harvard Kennedy School, and the UK Aid / Unilever Hygiene and Behaviour Change Coalition.