Business Fights Poverty is the world's largest community of professionals harnessing business for social impact.
Business Fights Poverty is a vibrant community of individuals from business, the international donor community, non-government organisations and academia – all of whom share a passion for fighting poverty through business.
Business Fights Poverty provides its members with targeted online and face-to-face peer-to-peer engagement and hot-off-the-press, mission-critical knowledge.
“For me Business Fights Poverty is the Facebook of the business/development community. I value the social aspect of the network in particular. It gives me the opportunity to meet like-minded professionals and make new contacts. It enables me to see who the movers and shakers are, the people I should try to connect with if I want to stay up to date with latest thinking and developments in this field. I also feel that it provides a ready-made professional support network that I can access should I ever need it”
“Business Fights Poverty is a great website to learn about other initiatives happening in the area of inclusive business and to connect with others working in this field. For me it is like LinkedIn but much more focused. It brings together people passionate about their work and this is very inspirational.”
“Business Fights Poverty gives you a chance to find out what you don’t know – and what you didn’t even know you don’t know! There is also a lot of value in being able to bounce ideas around and get different perspectives from people who share your interest and may have faced similar challenges.”
“For me, Business Fights Poverty is a one-stop shop for all the information I need about what people are doing and what they’re discussing, and a great source for collaboration and opportunity.”
“If you are writing a blog you need to be posting it on this site as well. Not only will it help you be seen and understood by the Business Fights Poverty community, the site itself helps you get found on Google”
“Business Fights Poverty is a fabulous entity… in a world where we are bombarded with information, it provides the most relevant stuff in an easy to use platform. I am a big fan.”
“I use Business Fights Poverty to make connections. It is a great mechanism for reaching out to people who are interested in this space. Through Business Fights Poverty, I have found both networking opportunities and potential partners for some of our projects”
“I find it very useful as a way of keeping up with the work of others in the field – many people seem to use Business Fights Poverty to announce new projects, reports or results. It is also a good networking platform – several people have used the Business Fights Poverty route to get in touch with me.”
Membership is free (instead we encourage our members to make a loan to an entrepreneur through the Business Fights Poverty Kiva Lending Group). Our work is funded through support for our Knowledge Zones and online events. If you would like to support a Knowledge Zone or online event, please get in touch.