We create strategic partnerships that encourage companies to think holistically about their impact on societies, going beyond the conventional understanding of Corporate Social Responsibility towards the pursuit of lasting and meaningful change.
We also work in consortia with companies to access institutional funding sources, where we believe that partnerships can amplify the impact of our work.
This is a unique overseas team-building experience that gives supporters the opportunity to see our work first-hand and witness the difference their support is making. Find out about First Hand Experiences.
Many corporates have considerable reach. Where values align, we form alliances with brands to create marketing partnerships focused on reaching new audiences and maximising impact through promotional activity, events, social media and other communications channels.
Many partners choose to financially support our work around the world. Whether through corporate philanthropy or funding co-created programmes, we work with companies to change lives, for good.
Pro bono partnerships
We recognise that companies can support us through their expertise, knowledge and innovation. We work with a series of pro bono partners to support innovation, and maximise the impact of our work.
To find out more, please send us an email or call us on 0203 122 5000.
Changing lives with Unilever and FCDO
In April 2020, in immediate response to the emerging Covid-19 pandemic, ActionAid joined the Hygiene and Behaviour Change Coalition (HBCC) led by Unilever and the Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office. The coalition involved 21 NGO partners seeking to tackle this global health crisis.
Across both Kenya and Nepal, ActionAid worked alongside women-led organisations to raise awareness of the Covid-19 virus and how to prevent infection; distribute vital resources like soap and PPE; provide access to water, and tackle gender-based violence and food insecurity.
By July 2021, ActionAid had reached more than 28 million people — mainly women and girls to provide both short-term respite and sustainable solutions as further waves affected each country.
Working with our friends in the corporate, public, and third sectors was essential for mounting a rapid and thorough response. ActionAid will take significant learnings from this into future humanitarian and development partnerships.
Top image: Lavender is part of the ActionAid-supported Nyangori Women's Network in Kenya, which gives legal support to survivors of violence. Karin Schermbrucker/ActionAid
Page updated 30 November 2021