Business Fights Poverty: Global Summit

COVID, conflict and climate change are among a confluence of challenges driving a tsunami of poverty that is already crashing into the lives of vulnerable people and communities around the world.

The World Bank estimates that the pandemic, inflationary pressures and the impact of the war in Ukraine, will push an additional 75 million to 95 million people into extreme poverty this year, compared to pre-pandemic projections.

Join your peers from around the world for the Business Fights Poverty Global Summit to explore these trends and deep-dive into how driving equity and building the resilience of people and communities are key to fighting poverty across its many dimensions.

Don’t miss the opportunity to tap into the latest thinking on the role that businesses can play, alongside governments and civil society, and hear directly from leading business practitioners and international development experts.

According to the UN, COVID may have set back progress in tackling global poverty by nearly ten years. Together with conflict and climate change, the world faces a huge wave of poverty on a scale that we haven’t seen in a generation.

This Summit gives us a chance to share insights, build new connections and identify new opportunities to collaborate on this urgent issue.

Location: Virtual

Dates: June 13, 2022 - June 15, 2022