Posts By: Emily Williams

What next for advocacy partnerships? 

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By Jane Thurlow, Ethicore Associate  A couple of weeks on from Business Fights Poverty Oxford, we’ve been reflecting on the discussion we curated with our insightful panel and  The Partnering Initiative at the Advocacy Partnership Zone.  Our panel had some clear directions on what was needed next for more impactful advocacy partnerships.  Contributors acknowledged  the […]

Innovation for Impact Partnerships at Business Fights Poverty Oxford

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Innovation for Impact Partnerships at Business Fights Poverty Oxford

By Jo Zaremba A vibrant buzz of innovators, intrapreneurs, thinkers, doers and investors filled the Innovation Partnerships session at Business Fights Poverty.  Facilitated by our partner, Darian Stibbe, of The Partnering Initiative; the topic of conversation: innovative partnerships for economic, social and environmental impact. Nine innovation leaders from companies and NGO’s shared experiences of building partnerships, setting […]

Advocacy Partnerships Session at Business Fights Poverty Oxford

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Advocacy Partnerships Session at Business Fights Poverty Oxford

By Jo Zaremba A  stimulating discussion was had at our curated Advocacy Partnerships session with The Partnering Initiative this morning at Business Fights Poverty’s flagship Oxford conference.  Panellists and the audience shared case studies demonstrating how business can make a significant contribution to the SDGs, but also raising practical, ethical, intellectual and moral challenges. The diversity of […]

Calling for innovative partnerships

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Advocacy partnerships are essential, yet challenging.  This interactive session calls for policy makers as well as public affairs, programming, partnerships, policy and advocacy professionals to share their experiences of working behind the scenes to influence for structural and sectoral change.  We will explore the essential building blocks for advocacy partnerships to release the power of […]

Partnerships with Innovation and Impact

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If you are ready to do sustainable development differently, whether from business, institutions or NGOs, join the ‘Partnerships with Innovation and Impact’ Workshop at Business Fights Poverty Conference.  You will work through critical steps to generate value through innovative partnerships, and this will be brought to life with learning from business and INGO leaders and […]

Idea Generation

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by Rachael Clay How can you give a boost to the idea generation in your innovation process to open up creative, new and different concepts? Follow three simple principles, and then get creative with ‘different shoes’, ‘random metaphors’ and ‘bad ideas’. Check out this infographic of our tried and tested tools for innovation ideation.

Structuring for Innovation: Setting up your organisation for more systematic innovation

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by Rachael Clay Structures to support innovation vary depending on the strategic intent and ambition of an organisation. Setting up your organisation for more systematic innovation is a journey. As organisations evolve from centralised to decentralised structures for innovation, they may outsource some activities to support their transformation. More mature innovative organisations have distributed responsibilities for innovation. At […]

Innovation Lenses – Take a different perspective

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by Rachael Clay More systematic and effective innovation is desperately needed to deliver sustainable development.  The challenge is to move from doing what you’ve always done, to co-creating what progress could be. Increasingly innovation will demand a focus on local approaches to innovation. We’ve been looking through 3 different lenses to facilitate this – all with […]

Where’s the Ambition to Innovate?

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by Rachael Clay The INGO sector is immature in innovation terms, as demonstrated by the Bond Innovation Audit.  The vision to transform lives, systems and models are compelling organisations to innovate.  But often we’re missing a strategic, systematic approach which is driven by AMBITION.  Organisations need to define their innovation ambition first, then set out the […]