Our Values, Terms and Conditions

At Business Fights Poverty we aim to foster innovation through collaboration.  For that to happen, we want to promote an open and positive environment where a diverse set of professionals can constructively share ideas and interact with their peers.

Participation in Business Fights Poverty is based on five core values and agreement to our Terms and Conditions:

Our Values


New Members are welcome to join what is a diverse, global, community of organisations and individuals working constructively to harness and scale the positive impact of business on people and planet.  Our individual members include 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, participate in online and in-person events, to share their knowledge and insights through articles.


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. Where members wish to share files or links on Business Fights Poverty they should ensure prior to uploading them that they do not contain viruses or any other similar programs that may damage the operation of another's computer.

Agreement to Terms and Conditions

The Business Fights Poverty Website

  1. Please note that use of Business Fights Poverty (located at www.businessfightspoverty.org and its subdomains) (the “Site”) is at the sole risk of Members and others who choose to access this Site (collectively, “Users”). By accessing, browsing and/or signing up as a member, Users agree to these terms and conditions.

  1. 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.

  1. 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.

  1. 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.

  1. 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.

  1. Users of this site specifically acknowledge and agree that the Team is not liable for any conduct of any other User.

  1. 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.

  1. 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.

  1. 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.

  1. The Team reserves the right to deny in its sole discretion any User access to this Site or any portion thereof without notice.

  1. The Site, located at www.businessfightspoverty.org and its subdomains, are owned and managed by Inspiris Limited.


  1. Users are invited to share their insights to help address specific Challenges, structured programmes of analysis and knowledge sharing to address specific questions to harness or scale the positive impact of business on people and planet.  This may be in the form of Users publishing articles, posting comments in online discussions, participating in in-person events, or in other ways sharing their expertise.

  1. Users should ensure that they own the intellectual property rights or have secured the necessary permissions to content or ideas they share as part of a Challenge.

  1. Intellectual property rights over content shared by a User as part of a Challenge will remain with the original owner of the intellectual property.

  1. You acknowledge that you will not be entitled to any payment or reward for contributing content to a Challenge.

  1. The intellectual property rights of final Challenge outputs, such as, but not limited to reports, will belong solely to Inspiris Limited.  These outputs will be made available on Business Fights Poverty on a Creative Commons basis.  Users agree that Challenge outputs can draw on content and ideas shared by them during the course of the Challenge, or shared on the Site or at a Business Fights Poverty event.  Users agree to place no restrictions on the content that they share and grant permission to Inspiris to draw on or reproduce or publish this content, with appropriate attribution, in producing the Challenge outputs.

  1. The visual interfaces, graphics, design, information and all other elements of the Site provided are protected by copyright and all other relevant intellectual property and proprietary rights, and applicable laws.

  1. Except for any Content submitted by you and other Users, all Content contained on the Site are the copyrighted property of Inspiris.

  1. Users will have the option to join a Challenge.  By joining a Challenge your email address and other data will be added to a Challenge-specific database and used to inform you of Challenge related opportunities to share your knowledge and participate in an event.

  1. Users may also be added to a Challenge-specific database, based on interests stated in their profile, their contribution of a relevant article in the past or their participation in a relevant event in the past.  This will be for the purpose of informing you of Challenge related opportunities to share your knowledge and participate in an event.

  1. Users will be notified that they have been added to the Challenge-specific database and they may opt out of the Challenge-specific database at any time.

  1. Inspiris will not share User’s personal data, unless required to do so by law.

  1. Where Users attend events, photos, audio or video may be recorded, and used in a summary video for each Challenge.  Where an event is being held in private, no audio will be included in any clips used in the final summary video.

  1. Challenges will be identified and managed by Inspiris Limited, its sub-contractors and/or its partners.

  1. Challenges are funded by supporters.  Supporters names and/or logos will be acknowledged on the Site


If the User is dissatisfied with any material on this Site or disagrees with Values or Terms and Conditions as set out above, the User's sole and exclusive remedy is to discontinue using this Site.

If you are under 13 years of age do not further access this Site without the permission and supervision of your parents or legal guardians.

By accessing this site or by participating in any Challenges, you acknowledge that you have read and understood our terms and conditiins and agree that they form a binding legal agreement between you and Inspiris Limited, and you agree to be bound by this agreement.

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