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Last week I attended the San Jose Social Innovation “Unconference”. In the year since the last meeting, 18 organizations— including nonprofits, local government agencies and businesses, such as Cisco have come together to have a sustainable approach to addressing poverty with more »
On January 9, 2013, I moderated a cross-sector partnership panel, sponsored by the Society for International Development. The panel included representatives from the nonprofit sector, USAID and ExxonMobil Foundation. Highlights Partnerships are often more challenging than they seem. Speakers used more »
U.K . Corporate Views: Most corporations (77%) view their partnerships with NGOs are ‘very important’ or ‘important’ to their (core) business agenda. The main reason (82%) that companies partner with NGOs 82% enhancing brand reputation and achieving greater credibility. In more »
I have spent the last two weeks traveling in the north and east of Sri Lanka. While the tea estates have a long history of poor labor practices, there have been great improvements in the working and living conditions more »
On September 12, I sat in a large conference room in Suzhou, China–with over 500 people from major MNCs and national companies including Nike, Timberland, Wal-Mart , Addias, Levis, Starbucks and Home Depot to name a few gathered to look for more »
Over the next few years I predict that cross-sector collaboration and knowledge sharing will play an increasingly important role in generating public sector efficiencies. says Mike Haslin, deputy director of the North Western Universities Purchasing Consortium Public bodies in the more »
I had the distinct pleasure to speak at the Global Compliance Summit in Suzhou, China. While I know that many people think that companies may only give lip service to addressing social and environmental impacts of the supply chains, I more »
Oxfam has had a change of heart when it comes to the private sector. “Until about 5-10 years ago, much of our emphasis was on campaigning against the private sector and the things it was doing, particularly the extractive industry more »
The 6th annual SustainableBrands conference hosted 180 of the world’s leading thinkers and practitioners of sustainability and social innovation. The conference’s theme, “The Revolution Will Be Branded,” focused on the role brands can and will play in driving a response more »