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Bridging the Gap: Supporting Youth Employability

Education
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This a guide to business support for youth skills development. The guide has been developed by Business Fights Poverty as part of the Challenge on Youth Employability, supported by Anglo American, Barclays, BRAC, Citi, DFID and Pearson. The Guide captures key messages and lessons from companies and their partners in civil society, the donor community and government, about how business can best support young people as they transition into work..
2017

Embedding the SDGs into Business

SDGs
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A guide that provides insights into the opportunities and challenges businesses face in integrating the Sustainable Development Goals into their core operations and supply chains. The guide was developed by Business Fights Poverty in partnership Ashridge Hult Centre for Business and Sustainability, as part of the Challenge on Embedding the SDGs.  The Challenge was supported by Pearson, CEMEX, De Beers Group and DFID. Through company examples, the Guide illustrates the ways in which businesses are linking the SDGs to strategic priorities and bringing them to life in the business.
2017

Harnessing the SDGs to Strengthen Smallholder Supply Chains: A Guide for Business

SDGs
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This business guide explains what the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) are, how they link to smallholder sourcing programmes and ways for a company to contribute to their achievement. The guide was developed as part of the Challenge on the SDGs and Agriculture, in partnership with Sustainable Food Labs.  The Challenge was supported by AB InBev, Mars and DFID. The guide sets out some practical steps to start the process of operationalising the SDGs, building on existing practices and sustainability work that field based teams are already engaged in, often in collaboration with other stakeholders.
2017

How Do We Scale Distribution and Sales Networks That Create Opportunities in Low-Income Markets?

Inclusive Business
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This discussion paper explores models of distribution and sales networks that strengthen micro-enterprises and expand economic opportunities for low-income people in developing countries. The report was developed by Business Fights Poverty as part of the Challenge on Inclusive Distribution.  The Challenge was supported by Citi Foundation. It highlights the key challenges in scaling these models as well as the emerging lessons from companies and partnerships that are experimenting with new solutions and/or succeeding in reaching scale.
2016

Business Fights Poverty NYC 2016: Summary Report

SDGs
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The Sustainable Development Goals set an ambitious agenda for us all. The priority now must be on action and delivery. This event, held on 19 September 2016 in New York, focused on innovative ways in which businesses and development partners are collaborating to help deliver the SDGs forward.
2016

Growing Together: Strengthening Micro-Enterprises in Value Chains

Enterprise
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Micro-enterprises are the lifeblood of many communities and a critical source of employment and livelihoods. Larger companies rely on the effective operation and growth of micro-enterprises in their value chains, often as suppliers, distributors, retailers and customers.  The report was developed as part of the Challenge on Strengthening Micro-Enterprises in Value Chains, with the Harvard Kennedy School's Corporate Responsibility Initiative and CARE International UK. The Challenge was supported by SABMiller. The Report highlights the need to move towards a more holistic form of collaboration with the aim of strengthening the broader “market system” in which their value chain and micro-enterprises operate.
2016

Tackling Global Challenges: Lessons in System Leadership from the World Economic Forum’s New Vision for Agriculture Initiative

Partnerships
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This report by the CSR Initiative at the Harvard Kennedy School, co-authored by Business Fights Poverty's, Beth Jenkins, seeks to distill the lessons—and strategic questions—from the New Vision for Agriculture experience to date for system leaders in agriculture, food security, and beyond.
2016

Business and the United Nations: Working Together Towards the Sustainable Development Goals - A Framework for Action

SDGs
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The scale and ambition of the new Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) require us to be bold and creative in how we work together to achieve them. This report with Harvard Kennedy School's CSR Initiative, and in partnership with the SDG Fund, provides a practical framework for how to engage effectively with business in support of the SDGs. It provides a business perspective on what works, what does not and what more can be done by the UN to harness the full potential of what business can bring.
2015

Social Enterprises and Global Corporations Collaborating for Growth with Impact

Partnerships
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A report by Acumen and Business Fights Poverty that explores the comparative advantages of social enterprise and global corporations that, if harnessed through partnership, can unlock new worlds of impact for the businesses involved and for the societies in which they operate.
2015
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