Business Fights Poverty

Collaboration for Social Impact

London, London

United Kingdom

www.businessfightspoverty.org

About Business Fights Poverty

Business Fights Poverty harnesses the power of collaboration to help business unlock new opportunities for social impact: bringing together the best thinkers and the most passionate practitioners from across its global network and beyond to help companies’ tackle their priority challenges.

With over 10 years’ experience, and as the world’s largest business-led collaboration network focused on social impact, Business Fights Poverty has learnt a lot about what it takes to tap into the power of collaboration.

They are trusted by pioneering international businesses to curate meaningful engagement with their peers and stakeholders, crowdsource expertise to solve practical problems and drive thought leadership.

Business Fights Poverty has built a reputation for its convening ability - creating a safe space for building relationships - as well as for the fresh, focused and agile approach they take to collaboration that results in high quality, actionable outputs.

Social purpose has been at the heart of our work ever since we set up Business Fights Poverty over a decade ago. At the same time, we want to create a flexible working environment in which our team members are able to combine a passion for our mission with other passions in their lives, be that family, fitness, volunteering or anything else. Our priority is to enable every team member to live a life of purpose – to fully appreciate the present in order to help transform the future.

Becoming a B Corp helps us communicate our social mission and values clearly externally and internally, and find like-minded businesses and partners.

We want to help build a global movement of people who are using business as a force for good in the world, and being part of the global B Corp community will help us play our part.

The Change We Seek®

Accelerating progress towards the world envisioned in the Sustainable Development Goals, and defending the progress already made, means we must collaborate more deeply, more effectively and more urgently than ever.

Drawing on their experience, and learning from that of others, they are focused on rethinking collaboration: finding fresh and agile ways to harness the power of collaboration to help business unlock new opportunities for social impact.

What makes us a better company?

B Impact Report

Certified since: 

September 2015
Summary:

Company Score

Median Score*

Environment

Environment

The Environment section of the Assessment evaluates a company's environmental performance through its facilities; materials, resource, and energy use; and emissions. Where applicable, it also considers a company's transportation/distribution channels and environmental impact of its supply chain. This section also measures whether a company's products or services are designed to solve an environmental issue, including products that aid in the provision of renewable energy, conserve resources, reduce waste, promote land/wildlife conservation, prevent toxic/hazardous substance or pollution, or educate, measure, or consult to solve environmental problems.

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7
Workers

Workers

The Worker section of the survey assesses the company's relationship with its workforce. This section measures how the company treats its workers through compensation, benefits, training, and ownership opportunities provided to workers. It also focuses on the overall work environment within the company through management/worker communication, job flexibility and corporate culture, and worker health and safety practices.

32
18
Customers

Customers

The Customers section of the Assessment measures the impact a company has on its customers. The section focuses on whether a company sells products or services that promote public benefit, and if those products/services are targeted towards serving underserved populations. Questions in this section will measure whether a company's product or service is designed to solve a social or environmental issue (e.g. improves health, preserves environment or creates economic opportunity to individuals or communities, promotes the arts/sciences, or increases the flow of capital to purpose-driven enterprises).

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N/A
Community

Community

The Community section of the survey assesses a company's impact on its community. The Community section evaluates a company's supplier relations, diversity, and involvement in the local community. The section also measures the company's practices and policies around community service and charitable giving. In addition, this section includes if a company's product or service is designed to solve a social issue, including access to basic services, health, education, economic opportunity, arts, and increasing the flow of capital to purpose-driven enterprises.

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17
Governance

Governance

The Governance section of the Assessment evaluates a company's accountability and transparency. The section focuses on the company's mission, stakeholder engagement, and overall transparency of the company's practices and policies.

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6
Overall B Score
112
55

80 out of 200 is eligible for certification

*Of all businesses that have completed the B Impact Assessment

*Median scores will not add up to overall

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