Innovation through Collaboration

Inspiris builds innovative networks and partnerships at the interface of business and social impact.

Our mission is to catalyse new opportunities for poor people around the world by harnessing the power of business to fight poverty.

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.


What We Do

We leverage our world-class expertise in strategy, communications and social media to cultivate collaboration across business, government and civil society – unleashing new potential for innovation and impact.

We are the creative energy behind a suite of innovative networks that enable companies to combine business success with greater impact in the developing world.


Business Fights Poverty

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

We connect our members with their peers and to the latest, mission-critical, how-to knowledge.



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


Anglo American

We supported Anglo American with the communication and launch of their Socio-Economic Assessment Toolbox (SEAT), which helps them engage with stakeholders and deliver widespread benefits.


Our Team



Co-Founder and Director, Platforms

Zahid has close to 20 years’ experience in business and international development, and leads our work on developing platforms that bring together the worlds of business and international development. He is the Director of Business Fights Poverty and Business Action for Africa.

Zahid advises clients on how to leverage platforms and partnerships to scale inclusive business. Clients have included SABMiller, DFID, the World Bank, the Global Alliance for Improved Nutrition and Business Call to Action.

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

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


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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