Delivering Healthier Futures for Women, Children and Young People

Delivering Healthier Futures for Women, Children and Young People: community-nurse-talking-happliy-to-teenage-girls-in-an-informal- settlement

The Future  Imagine for a moment a world in which every woman, child and young person enjoyed their right to the highest attainable standard of health, regardless of where in the world they lived. Pregnant women in the poorest communities are cared for by qualified midwives and healthcare professionals, with access via digital apps to […]

Safer Workplaces – How Companies Can Support Survivors of Domestic Violence and Abuse

Safer Workplaces Survivors of Domestic Violence and Abuse

A few years ago, companies wouldn’t want to talk about domestic violence and abuse. What’s changed, andwhy are companies increasingly looking at this issue? It’s broadly three things. First, companies have more awareness of the workplace impacts of domestic violence and abuse, which increased dramatically during COVID-19. We know that as many as 90% of […]

Can Training Promote Diversity and Inclusion in the Workplace?

Training Diversity and Inclusion in the Workplace: a young black woman dressed for work wearing an orange hard hat

It’s rarely big news when companies make commitments to greater diversity and a higher representation of women in leadership teams. They do so for various reasons. Some believe diversity and inclusion (D&I) is a corporate performance driver and boosts financial performance, allows companies to choose from a wider swath of talent to solve problems and […]

Why Empowering Women is Smart Economics

Empowering Women is Smart Economics

A 34-year-old mother of five, Mestawet lives in the town of Wendo Genet, in Ethiopia’s forested highlands. She had long earned a small income for her family by handwashing other people’s clothes. But her life changed for the better when she became a sales agent for Kidame Mart – a social enterprise that empowers female […]

Evidence-Based Decision Making: Programs for Women-Owned Small Businesses

Gender Evidence-Based Decision Making

Despite its value, evidence-based decision-making may often be overlooked due to its complexity. It requires a lot of thoughtful consideration. For instance, to use evidence effectively, we need to understand the impact of research designs on the quality of the results, recognize potential biases that may lead to over-reliance on a single perspective, and learn […]

Unlocking Women’s Economic Power isn’t Rocket Science

Women's Economic empowerment

Unlocking Women’s Economic Power What if I told you that the financial sector has been favoring the wrong gender – that often women entrepreneurs are a better credit-risk than men and their businesses have higher returns? Women put their profits back into their families and communities. They create more jobs and bring greater prosperity. In fact, investing […]

Why a Food-Secure Future Means Focusing on Smallholder Farmers

Smallholder Farmers: Female Farmer holding a Sunflower.

Today, World Children’s Day, is a fitting day for the UK government to host the Global Food Security Summit, an event focused on achieving Zero Hunger and ending malnutrition. Ending hunger by 2030 is the second of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), targets that were internationally agreed in 2015 as a universal call to end poverty, […]

Empowering Ghanaian Women in Sustainable Shea Trading

Two women from Ghana Sustainable Shea butter

Shea butter, a natural fat from Shea nuts, comes from Shea trees, indigenous to sub-Saharan Africa. Shea trees take 15 years to produce their first nuts. Shea butter is the only natural fat that contains all the nutrients the skin needs and its production is a centuries-old craft practiced by local women for cooking and skincare. […]

The Business of Care: Standard Chartered Interview

The Business of Care - women in blue top and yellow rubber gloves cleaning a white machine

The interviews with five Business Fights Poverty Lead Partners, Primark, Unilever, Anglo American, Standard Chartered and Mastercard Center for Inclusive Growth, focussed on two areas. Firstly, how their companies are currently supporting social entrepreneurs and secondly if and how their companies are addressing the care economy through workplace policies.  These lines of questioning led to […]