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New Research: Top Trends in Shared Value
By: Ellen Martin | 4 years 4 days ago | Permalink
This month, we are excited to launch the research phase of Global Trends in Shared Value and enlist your help in making it happen. This new platform will tell the collective story of shared value in the five years since the publication of the Harvard Business Review article, “Creating Shared Value” by Michael Porter and Mark Kramer in January 2011. New research, stories, and tools from the... more
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Building efficient social sector initiatives through new generation impact measurement
By: Unmesh Sheth | 4 years 2 weeks ago | Permalink
Unmesh Sheth Founder, SoPact, “Measure & Build Impact Evidence That Matters”    This post was originally published on February 2, 2016 The social sector is going through a massive change never seen before. Thanks to the advocacy of innovative foundations, impact investments are now becoming mainstream, along with collective impact programs and other... more
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PURE becomes first certified shared value consulting firm in Norway
By: Stine Lise Hattestad Bratsberg | 4 years 3 weeks ago | Permalink
This January, PURE Consulting signed on as the first Shared Value Initiative Consulting Affiliate in Norway. OSLO, NORWAY – The Shared Value Initiative was created in 2012 to drive the adoption and implementation of shared value strategies by organizations around the world. Creating Shared Value (CSV) is a management concept established in 2011 by renowned strategists Michael Porter of Harvard... more
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Engaging the Business Community in Collective Impact
By: Allen Grossman | 4 years 3 weeks ago | Permalink
This post was originally published on The Collective Impact Forum on January 20, 2016. (Image Credit: Samuel Zeller / Unsplash) Coauthored by Allen Grossman and Anne Lombard, Harvard Business School The business community can be a powerful partner in collective impact. The overwhelming majority of collective impact initiative leaders we surveyed for our new... more
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The Initiative for a Competitive Inner City is Hiring!
By: Elisabeth Holden | 4 years 3 weeks ago | Permalink
The Initiative for a Competitive Inner City (ICIC) is growing! We are looking for talented professionals to join our Boston-based Research and Advisory team at multiple levels: Research Analyst Senior Research Analyst Senior Research Associate The Initiative for a Competitive Inner City is a national non-profit organization founded in 1994 by Harvard Business School Professor... more
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Seeing the bigger picture: The ripple effect of vision care on the SDGs
By: Jayanth Bhuvaraghan | 4 years 1 month ago | Permalink
In India, Essilor recruits under-employed youth to set up primary vision centers, bringing affordable eye care to local communities. (Image Credit: Essilor)  When the UN sustainable development goals (SDGs) were formally adopted last year, many in the sustainability community saw this as a moment of triumph. The seventeen goals are not only ambitious but also universal, and the... more
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Little Wins of Impact Entrepreneurs
By: Chad Maxwell | 4 years 1 month ago | Permalink
Impact and social entrepreneurs know the challenges of making their dreams a reality. There is no home run without several milestones.  While photos of the adventure along the way, regularly paint a glamorous road of following one’s dreams…they often miss capturing the time, money and family sacrifice required trying to achieve the goal.   This is why impact... more
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RSE, hacia un enfoque alineado al core business
By: Elfid Torres | 4 years 1 month ago | Permalink
Originally published on the Fundes website.  Latinoamérica enfrenta enormes retos sociales, económicos y ambientales para mejorar la calidad de vida de sus más de 500 millones de habitantes.  Si bien, la región había crecido a un buen ritmo y sin interrupción desde los años 80, las empresas y los trabajadores no lograron capitalizar esa etapa de crecimiento para aumentar la... more
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Business + Purpose in 2016
By: Danielle Holly | 4 years 1 month ago | Permalink
In President Obama's State of the Union address on Tuesday, he called on business to be a force for good through the strong and fair treatment of employees.     "This year I plan to lift up the many businesses who've figured out that doing right by their workers ends up being good for their shareholders, their customers and their communities, so that we can spread those best... more
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3 Ways Development NGOs Can Increase Their Impact in 2016
By: John Sauer | 4 years 1 month ago | Permalink
Children in Sindh, Pakistan, play at a water pump in a village near Dadu, in Sindh, Pakistan. (Photo Credit: DFID/ Russell Watkins) This post originally appeared on PSI’s blog on  First the good news: the number of deaths of children under 5 years of age was more than cut in half between 1990 and 2015. As the global development community transitions from... more