It’s been and continues to be a challenging year for many of us. We’re so proud of how this community has stood up in this moment, in the face of personal stress and organisational disruption, to support the most vulnerable people and communities. As the novelist, James Lane Allen so powerfully said, “Adversity does not build character, it reveals it”.

2021 will be the year of rebuilding better, and like many of you, we have been reflecting a lot on how we ourselves can learn and grow from the experience of 2020. We’ll share more in the New Year about the improvements we are making.

In the meantime, we hope you can take a moment over the coming days to pause and relax.

To help, here is a compilation of the music from our events this year. Early on, we made a commitment to support local artists, recognising the impact of cancelled in-person events and closed venues. We hope you enjoy the skill, passion, and energy they brought to our conversations about Rebuilding Better.

Thank you for all your support and engagement this year.

See you in 2021!

Zahid, Yvette, Katie, Amy, Natasha, Annabel, Sofia, Michael, Daniel, Alice, Richard, David, and the rest of the Business Fights Poverty team.

Rebuild Better Playlist

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  • Iain Forrest: “Someone You Loved” by Lewis Capaldi
  • Jade: “Talking About a Revolution" by Tracey Chapman
  • Matteo Crocetti: “A Change is Gonna Come” by Sam Cooke
  • Nell Shakespeare: “Imagine” by John Lennon
  • Cat Taylor-Dawson: “You've got a friend” by Carole King
  • Nell Shakespeare: “What's Going On" by Marvin Gaye
  • Jade: “Many Rivers To Cross" by Jimmy Cliff
  • Jade: “Let it be” by The Beatles
  • Nell Shakespeare: “Heroes” by David Bowie
  • Jade: “Three Little Birds" by Bob Marley
  • Jade: “Girl on Fire” by Alicia Keys
  • Nell Shakespeare: “Stand By Me” by Ben E. King, Jerry Leiber and Mike Stoller
  • Nell Shakespeare: “With a Little Help from My Friends" by The Beatles
About Business Fights Poverty

We are a global community of people and organisations passionate about building an equitable and resilient future. We believe in the power of business to help improve the lives, livelihoods and learning opportunities for the most vulnerable people and communities.

By curating purposeful collaboration, we help companies and their partners access the insights and relationships they need to unlock new opportunities for business and social impact. 

With our world more interconnected than ever, driving system-level change for a better future will require us to unite across traditional divides and come together in fresh and creative ways.

Join us. We are Business Fights Poverty.

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