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What is the Business Partnerships Platform?

We support partnerships between the Australian Government and inclusive and sustainable businesses to create a lasting social and environmental impact

About the Business Partnerships Platform

We support partnerships between the Australian Government and inclusive and businesses to create both development impacts and sustainable commercial returns through their core business operations.

With BPP support, businesses are creating a social and environmental impact by:

  • creating and adapting products and services that improve lives and reduce emissions,
  • helping to create more inclusive and productive value chains; and
  • expanding inclusive business practices.

Partners benefit from the shared resources, experience, and knowledge of all partners. Successful partnerships are driven by mutual priorities, open communication, accountability, shared risks and benefits, and the ability to recognise and respond to each other’s strengths and add value.

We champion gender equality and social inclusion and work with our partners to strengthen their approach to women’s economic empowerment and lift barriers for women to succeed as leaders, employees and as suppliers in the value chain.

Our partnerships support businesses to de-risk and scale green investments. Through the BPP businesses are delivering affordable and clean infrastructure, reducing water use and supporting climate resilience and the preservation of natural capital.

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Responding to COVID-19

COVID-19 has resulted in widespread impact for countries and economies globally. People have lost their livelihoods and businesses have been disrupted.

In 2020, we launched a call for partnerships in nine countries to assist Australian and overseas organisations to invest in new business opportunities to fuel COVID-19 recovery and drive the transition to a green economy.

Through the BPP our partners can access to Australian Government resources, including:

  • Catalytic funding to encourage and support businesses and other organisations looking to increase commercial and social returns in line with the Australian development program’s strategic priorities.
  • Convening, brokering, networks and influence in partner countries.
  • Deep knowledge of development as well as the business, political and regulatory environment in partner countries.
  • Expertise in development program management, safeguards, and gender and disability inclusion.
  • Support in creating a more attractive business operating environment through its broader policy reform and governance programs.

Find out more about our COVID-19 recovery partnerships here.

gender equality and social inclusion

Gender and social inclusion

We work with our partners to counter the regressive effect of the pandemic on gender equality. COVID-19 continues to affect lives and livelihoods around the world, with a significant impact on women. Women’s work has proven more vulnerable in the pandemic with the burden of unpaid care keeping women out of work. Job losses in service sector have disproportionately impacted women. We select partners on their ability to champion gender equality and social inclusion and work with them to strengthen their approach to women’s economic empowerment and to support women to succeed as leaders, employees and as suppliers in the value chain and drive a fair recovery from COVID-19.


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Creating sustainable impact

Creating or adapting products and services to improve lives

Creating or adapting products and services to improve lives

Improving the productivity, inclusivity, or sustainability of value chains

Improving the productivity, inclusivity, or sustainability of value chains

Supporting the expansion of inclusive business practices

Supporting the expansion of inclusive business practices

How We Partner

The partnership model is the key defining feature of the BPP.

Our partnerships require partners to invest resources and capital alongside the Australian Government in pursuit the partnership goals.

Partnerships are driven by shared priorities, open communication, accountability, sharing of risks and benefits, and recognising and responding to each other’s strengths to add value in their collaboration.

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Our Partners

Where we partner

The Business Partnerships Platform is supported by the Australian Government and implemented by Palladium.

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