Our Values

Business Fights Poverty is an open, positive and informal platform for practitioners and experts around the world to actively share ideas and interact with their peers.

Participation in Business Fights Poverty is based on five core values:


New Members are welcome to join what is a diverse, global, on-line community – corporate executives, entrepreneurs, social entrepreneurs, investors, donor agency staff, policy officials, non-government organisation staff, academics, students and many others who are just interested. Members are welcome to invite their friends and colleagues to join the network.


Our vision is of an active global community of pioneers pushing the boundaries of how business can fight poverty, empowered by the connections they make and ideas they generate here on Business Fights Poverty. We encourage Members to actively connect with their peers, and to contribute through blogs, video and discussion forums on the site. We will also regularly add content to the network, whenever we come across an idea or issue that we think will be of interest to Members. We are constantly looking to improve the site, so please do let us know what else we can add that would be useful for you and others.


We will facilitate the network with the utmost professionalism. We will respect Member’s privacy and will not sell or give out Members’ personal information to third parties (unless required to by law). We will not post on the site, or send Members, information that it is not related to the subject focus of the site. We will not spam Members with email (Members are able to opt out completely from receiving email by clicking on their “My Settings” link). We ask Members to follow similar principles in their use of the site. We do not permit spam. We consider messages as spam where they are both (a) unsolicited (the recipient has not granted permission for the message to be sent) and (b) sent out in bulk (the message is sent as part of a larger collection of messages, all having substantively the same content). We also do not permit advertising by members, and we do not accept membership from those who, in our view, are joining to promote non-relevant services, such as "get-rich-quick" schemes or "payday loans". We also do not permit religious preaching. If a Member has any concerns about the conduct of another Member, please contact us. We may remove material posted on the site that we feel is not related to the subject of the site. We also reserve the right to exclude members who, in our view, have not followed the values set out here.


We encourage positive and constructive discussion and debate. If any Member (or non-Member) feels that they have been subjected to defamatory, abusive, threatening or harassing behaviour, they should contact us immediately so that we can take appropriate action (which would include, but may not be limited to, exclusion from the network). The same goes for any concerns about the content of viewpoints and material posted on the site.


Trust and honesty sit at the heart of the relationships on which the Business Fights Poverty community is based. Member profiles should contain information that is truthful. Members are asked not to upload or disseminate any files or content for which they do not own or control the intellectual property rights, except where they have received the necessary consents to do so. Members are asked not to upload or attach files that contain viruses or any other similar programs that may damage the operation of another's computer.


Other Terms: Please note that use of Business Fights Poverty (the “Site”) is at the sole risk of Members and others who choose to access this Site (collectively, “Users”). Under no circumstances, including, but not limited to, negligence, shall the administrators of the Site (The “Team”) or its affiliates be liable for any direct, indirect, incidental, special or consequential damages, even if the Team has been advised of the possibility of such damages. As a condition of use of the Site, Users agree to indemnify the Team and its affiliates, from and against any and all actions, claims, losses, damages, liabilities and expenses (including reasonable attorneys' fees) arising out of User's use of this Site. If the User is dissatisfied with any material on this Site or with any of its Membership Values as set out above, the User's sole and exclusive remedy is to discontinue using this Site. The information, documents and materials (collectively, "Materials") on the Site are provided “as is” without warranty of any kind, either express or implied, including without limitation warranties of merchantability, fitness for a particular purpose, and non-infringement. This site may contain advice, opinions, and statements of various content providers. The Team does not represent or endorse the accuracy or reliability of any advice, opinion, statement or other information provided by any content provider, or any User of this site or other person or entity. Users of this site specifically acknowledge and agree that the Team is not liable for any conduct of any other User. The Team provides web links to third-party websites only as a convenience, and the inclusion of a link or reference does not imply endorsement of the linked site by the Team. The Team periodically adds, changes, improves, or updates the materials on this Site without notice, and reserves its exclusive right in its sole discretion to alter, limit or discontinue the site or any Materials in any respect. The Team grants permission to Users to visit the Site and download and copy the Materials from the Site for their personal, non-commercial use, without any right to resell, redistribute, compile or create derivative works there from and also subject to more specific restrictions that may apply to specific materials within this Site. The Team reserves the right to deny in its sole discretion any User access to this Site or any portion thereof without notice.

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