Top 10 Discussions of 2013

By Zahid Torres-Rahman, Founder and Director, Business Fights Poverty

Top 10 Discussions of 2013

In January 2013 we launched our new discussion forum, with regular live panel chats. We also co-hosted Google Hangouts with Ashoka and webinars with the Business Call to Action and others. Most recently, we were excited to host a Google Hangout with Paul Polak, one of the true gurus in this field (click here to watch the video).

It’s been excellent to see the level of enthusiasm and engagement! These events complement the face-to-face Business Fights Poverty events, providing opportunities for you to engage with other members online.

As we enter the New Year, we looked back across the discussions posted in 2013 to identify your favourites (based on unique visitors and comments). To see all the great discussions, click here. Also take a look at my other blog, to find out the top 10 blogs of 2013.

So, in reverse order, here are the top 10 discussions of 2013:

10. How can we unlock the power of business to address global poverty? with Business in the Community, GlaxoSmithKline, Allen & Overy, IBM and SABMiller

9. Doing Business in Agriculture: how do we create a positive policy environment for agriculture? with The World Bank, Self Help Africa, Christian Aid, Practical Action, CAFOD, Garden Africa and Small Foundation

8. How can we harness business to build a prosperous Africa? with Business Action for Africa, The Commission for Africa, Anglo American, Unilever, the African Development Bank, the Overseas Development Institute and the Initiative for Global Development

7. How can we harness out-grower schemes to increase the availability of affordable finance for smallholder farmers? with Citi, Dalberg, TechnoServe and Unilever

6. What can social intrapreneurs learn from social entrepreneurs? with Katharine Bierce and Jeff Raderstrong

5. How are the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights being put into action? with TwentyFifty, Kuoni, the Ethical Trading Initiative, Unilever and the Global Business Initiative on Human Rights

4. What’s more important for social enterprises: market or impact research? with SolarAid, SNV and Ashden

3. How is sustainable food production helping to pull people out of poverty? with the World Wildlife Fund, TechnoServe and Cargill

2. How can an intrapreneur working in a large company really make a difference? with Barclays, The Coca-Cola Company, Accenture Development Partnerships, The League of Intrapreneurs and The Intrapreneur Lab

1. How can we best support entrepreneurship across the value chain? with SABMiller, the Inter-American Development Bank, TechnoServe and Fundacion DIS

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