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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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Australia will invest a further $17 million over four years to deliver the next chapter of the successful Business Partnerships Platform (BPP). Through the BPP, the Australian Government partners with businesses, not-for-profits and academia to create jobs, increase incomes and empower women. The BPP is built on the concept of shared value where business can…

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“Partnering with business for the Sustainable Development Goals” Join us for the Business Partnerships Platform panel discussion at the 2020 Australasian Aid Conference: Wednesday 19th February, 8.00am-9.30am Brindabella Theatre, Australian National University, Canberra, Australia Panel overview Developing countries face an annual gap of $2.5 trillion to meet the SDGs. Multi-stakeholder partnerships between government, the private…

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A customer with her pay-as-you-go solar power solution from a DFAT partnership with Sola PayGo, Bmobile and d.light in Hanuabada, Papua New Guinea. BPP/Sarah Wiles. The Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT) has announced ten new private sector partnerships in the Business Partnerships Platform’s (BPP) third funding round.  The BPP enables businesses to…

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A Pacific Partnership Profile Now 18 months in partnership, the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT), Samoan manufacturer Krissy Co., Fairtrade Australia and New Zealand (Fairtrade ANZ) and the Savai’i Coconut Farmers Association (SCFA) consider the successes of the partnership and navigating challenges together in creating a sustainable coconut cream export business.   The…

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