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This discussion paper underscores the pivotal role of the private sector in improving the health of women, children, and young people, essential for sustainable and equitable development. It highlights the increasing demand for healthcare services and the innovative solutions needed to address global health crises. With insights from a broad spectrum of stakeholders, including businesses, governments, and civil society, the paper presents a framework for collaboration, emphasizing the urgency to bridge healthcare gaps and achieve the Sustainable Development Goals. With the Global Financing Facility (GFF) and Business Fights Poverty.
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2024
This Toolkit emphasizes the critical role of companies in combating domestic violence, particularly within the realm of work. It showcases the significant contribution of Dr. Jane Pillinger’s expertise, combined with the knowledge gathered from global organizations like the ILO and UN Women. Through practical guidance and insights from interviews with survivors, managers, and colleagues, the Toolkit offers a roadmap for businesses to support survivors of domestic violence. It underlines the necessity for workplace interventions and highlights how companies of all sizes can engage in preventing domestic violence and providing a safe environment for employees. With the support of global and sector-specific best practices, the Toolkit aims to foster awareness, safety, and prevention in the professional sphere.
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2024
This report underscores the pivotal role of businesses in advancing SDG 5 for gender equality through the care economy. It highlights the increasing demand for care services and the innovative solutions offered by social entrepreneurs. With insights from global corporations, the report presents a framework for businesses to collaborate with care enterprises, emphasizing the urgency to address the care crisis and champion gender equality. With IDRC.
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2023
A paper highlighting the emerging understanding of the potential opportunities and risks that generative AI brings for the lives, livelihoods and access to learning of vulnerable people and communities. We then offer a practical framework to guide business action: leveraging core business, philanthropy and policy advocacy to mitigate the risks and realise the social impact potential of generative AI.
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2023
A report on the essential strategies for advancing vaccination equity in Europe. Delve into the importance of targeting vulnerable populations experiencing poverty and social exclusion to reverse the decline in vaccination uptake across the continent. Featuring case studies from France, Germany, Italy, Spain, and the UK, this report highlights three key priorities for EU and national efforts: improved data collection incorporating social determinants, enhanced access through community pharmacies and mobile clinics, and fostering trust via co-created community solutions. Sponsored by MSD.
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2023
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 buttons below.
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2022
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.
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2022
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.
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2022