Camfed and Pearson launch partnership for girls’ education

We are delighted to announce a pioneering new partnership between Camfed and Pearson to transform educational opportunities for girls in Zimbabwe and Tanzania.The Camfed-Pearson partnership has been awarded a grant under the prestigious Girls’ Education Challenge, launched by the UK’s Department for International Development to give one million of the world’s poorest girls the chance […]

Camfed and Pearson launch partnership for girls' education

We are delighted to announce a pioneering new partnership between Camfed and Pearson to transform educational opportunities for girls in Zimbabwe and Tanzania.The Camfed-Pearson partnership has been awarded a grant under the prestigious Girls’ Education Challenge, launched by the UK’s Department for International Development to give one million of the world’s poorest girls the chance […]

Business and the Post-2015 Sustainable Development Agenda: Where next?

On 17 April, Business Fights Poverty, the Overseas Development Institute and Stakeholder Forum convened an event in London on “Business and a Post-2015 Sustainable Development Agenda: Where next?“. Speakers included Louise Haigh, Public Policy Manager, Aviva; Marianne Mwaniki, Senior Manager, Group Public Affairs, Standard Chartered; Alice Allan, Head of Advocacy, CARE International UK; Dominic White, […]

A boost for small retailers in Latin America

Vice-President, Corporate Affairs, SABMiller Latin America Whilst other parts of the world have struggled with economic uncertainty and – at best – stagnating growth, Latin Americans maintained steady levels of economic growth and financial resilience. This success is also reflected in other, developmental factors: in 2012 poverty fell to a 30-year low, and over the […]

Supporting Retailers in Latin America

I am a strong believer in the power of enterprise. Small and micro entrepreneurs in Latin America – as is the case around the world – are drivers of inclusive growth and local jobs. They lift people out of poverty and create new empowerment opportunities for women. They meet the needs of local consumers, as […]

Sowing the Seeds for Growth in Colombia

Laura Patiño, the visionary behind Picados San Juan, with modest rural roots in La Unión, Colombia is helping generate growth and stable employment in a region once overrun by contraband trade. Laura returned to La Unión following a scholarship-funded degree in Agricultural Sciences and Production with a clear aim; “to generate development, create employment” and […]

Access to Nutrition Index Calls on Businesses to Improve Their Nutrition Practices

, Executive Director, Global Alliance for Improved Nutrition Obesity and undernutrition affect over 3 billion people and are among the world’s most pressing public health concerns. Efforts to address them are vital to ensure that people around the world can live healthy and productive lives. The launch of the Access to Nutrition Index (ATNI) this […]

Fuelling Botswana’s flourishing entrepreneur scene

There is a strong culture of entrepreneurship in Botswana, a country that stands as one of Africa’s notable economic development success stories over the past two decades. But despite the country’s relative success, unemployment remains a major issue; hence job creation and economic diversification form a central theme for all key stakeholders, including public, private […]

Cassava beer in Ghana – New Beer, New Opportunities

Today we’re excited to announce the launch of our cassava beer, Eagle, in Ghana. It marks not just the launch of a new beer brand, but the opening up of new opportunities for business, consumers and Ghana’s smallholder farmers. It is estimated that more than 70 percent of Ghanaian farms are 3 hectares or smaller […]