For over 10 years, we have been building innovative networks and partnerships at the interface of business and social impact. We have created or supported close to 20, but now we focus our energies on just one: Business Fights Poverty.

Through Business Fights Poverty, we are rethinking the way businesses and development partners collaborate – because it is only by working better together that we can make the urgent progress needed to meet the Sustainable Development Goals.

Inspiris is proud to be one of the UK’s Founding Certified B Corporations, reflecting the social mission and core values that sit at the heart of our company. B Corps are certified by B Lab to rigorous standards of social and environmental performance, accountability, and transparency.




Challenges_Brochure_CoverThrough Business Fights Poverty, we energise open collaboration around specific, fast-paced Challenges. We bring together the best thinkers and the most passionate practitioners from across our network of tens of thousands of business, non-profit and government professionals.

Challenges are funded by a range of pioneering multinational corporations, the UK’s Department for International Development and CDC, the UK’s Development Finance Institution.


Business Fights Poverty

bfp-195x178Business Fights Poverty is the world’s largest network of professionals harnessing business for social impact.

Together we drive action to unlock new opportunities for poor and marginalised people around the world. The Business Fights Poverty community is committed to turning the promises of the SDGs into reality, one Challenge at a time.

In 2017, Business Fights Poverty won the A-Fest Award for Business Ethics and Sustainability.

Business Fights Poverty is a trading name of Inspiris Ltd.

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Business Action For Africa

baa-logo-mainBusiness Action for Africa was created as a network of businesses and development partners working together for Africa’s future.

From January 2015, Business Action for Africa was integrated into Business Fights Poverty ( The programme activities of Business Action for Africa continue within the combined organisation.


Inclusive Business Partnerships


Our current work through Business Fights Poverty builds on our extensive past experience in supporting and advising other networks and partnerships.

We helped Anglo American engage with key stakeholders around the launch of their Socio-Economic Assessment Toolbox (SEAT).


Our Team



Co-Founder and CEO, Inspiris
Founder and CEO, Business Fights Poverty

Zahid has over 20 years’ experience in business and international development.

Previously, Zahid worked at DFID, HM Treasury and PricewaterhouseCoopers Management Consulting.

Zahid has an MPhil in Development Studies from the University of Cambridge.

Click here to meet the full Business Fights Poverty team.


Contact Us

Amadeus House
27b Floral Street
Covent Garden
London WC2E 9DP
UKT: +44 (0)20 7812 7334
F: +44 (0)20 7812 6495


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Business Fights Poverty is a trading name of
Inspiris Ltd.

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