Oxfam is working towards a future where businesses play a leading role in overcoming poverty, respecting human rights and empowering women. With their global supply chains, extensive resources, insights and influence, companies can make a real difference to the fight against poverty. That’s why Oxfam works across the private sector, from SMEs to global companies, encouraging business to contribute to a fair, sustainable economy that benefits everyone.
Why we work with the private sector:
We want to harness the power of business as a force for good. We encourage companies to take action to respect human rights in line with international standards and guidelines and empower women in their supply chains. More than this, our strong ability to address the root causes of poverty enables us to advise businesses on transforming their business models to improve lives and livelihoods across whole sectors.
Where people are unable to access their fundamental rights or business practices are unintentionally harming the most vulnerable, Oxfam campaigns for change. We collaborate with others to create lasting solutions, and advocate for more progressive policies to help guide businesses towards more responsible, inclusive practices.