There are a growing number of corporations with an interest in poverty and sustainable development in developing countries. Organisations such as the Global Compact, World Business Council for Sustainable Development and Business Action for Africa demonstrate the scale of this interest within the corporate sector. Outside these multi-member platforms, individual firms typically engage with poverty through philanthropic activities. This may be in the form of donations to charitable organizations, support for staff volunteering or running small community service programmes around their developing country operations. The impact of these activities will always be limited relative to the size of the problem.