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Are you an inclusive business in Fiji? Do you have a commercial idea that could help Fiji to build back better? The Australian Government is announcing a new partnership opportunity in Fiji to support COVID-19 recovery efforts, women’s economic empowerment and commercial outcomes. It follows last month’s announcement of opportunities in Bangladesh, Nepal, Philippines, Sri…

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The Business Partnerships Platform (BPP) creates partnerships between the Australian Government and inclusive businesses for social impact. A BPP partnership in Laos is scaling a commercial buffalo dairy and connecting with smallholder farmers. Hear more on the business challenges and COVID-19 pivot from founder and entrepreneur, Susie Martin.  Photo: Susie in the buffalo dairy she…

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Are you an inclusive business? Do you have a commercial idea that could make a lasting social and environmental impact? Through the Business Partnerships Platform (BPP), the Australian Government is calling for inclusive business partnerships to help support COVID-19 recovery in the Indo-Pacific. The COVID-19 pandemic has resulted in widespread economic impact across the Indo-Pacific. People are…

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Better Cotton Initiative (BCI) farmer and Field Facilitator, Almas Parveen © BCI/Khaula Jamil Businesses with gender diverse teams are more creative, responsive and resilient. Knowing how to develop and implement strategies to promote equality and empower women is an important part of doing business. In times of crises this becomes more important, as underlying gender…

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During the COVID-19 crisis, Business Partnerships Platform (BPP) partners are focused on protecting the wellbeing of their staff, repurposing their resources and networks, and finding ways to support livelihoods through their supply chains. Here are a three stories of how our partners are leveraging their unique social impact business models to support their communities during…

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A telehealth service to reach underserved communities in Rajasthan, India © Smile Foundation Distance to health professionals including general practitioners and specialists is one of the biggest barriers to health equality for Indigenous Australians. Telehealth services have the potential to lift this barrier and help to close the gap in Indigenous health status. We are…

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In our work with BPP partners we’ve found a strong willingness from businesses to know more and do more to push for equality. We have also seen the results of a business owning the conversation. Here we share some examples of businesses, and the NGO partners that support them, taking ownership of the process and…

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A shared value case study by World Vision The contents of this case study were presented by Sandra Carvajal at a session on using innovative financing for impact  at the 2020 Australasian Aid Conference. Sandra is the Senior Advisor for Tri-Sector Partnering at World Vision. Cocoa in the Pacific was once a thriving industry and a significant…

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 “Having DFAT as a partner has allowed us to accelerate our access to the remote and rural regions of the country to ensure we get light to as many people as quickly as possible,” Jen Ramamurthy from Sola PayGo, an Australian-Papua New Guinean solar business, on what the BPP partnership has enabled her business to…

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