Posts tagged: impact

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 […]

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 […]

Responses to a shifting global workforce

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By Heather Browett As we’ve been supporting corporate partners and NGOs on approaches to dignified work, one thing has struck us – the trajectory of trends which will shape the future global workforce. The sheer scale and scope of these forces mean leadership on inclusive training and improving equitable supply chain practice are prudent investments. A quick look at what’s driving it: 1. Automation of low skilled jobs: Up […]

6 items for your influencing agenda

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By Jane Thurlow Building influence is critical for organisations with a social or environmental agenda, whether commercial, NGO or institutional. Managing reputations has been Sue Wolstenholme’s (Ashley Public Relations) life’s work and we were lucky enough to hear her thoughts at a recent workshop. We’ve been reflecting after the session on six items for your […]

INSIGHT FOR IMPACT

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    Genuine insight is based on deep understanding.  Understanding  your stakeholders, your environment and your future.  In Insight for Impact, the fourth in our Design for Impact Series, we consider how to  go deeper to access genuine insight, and build a solid platform for sustainable impact.

Empathy for M&E

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By Madeline Nightingale, Ethicore Associate As an interested observer, much seems to be asked of monitoring and evaluation (M&E) professionals:  uphold the highest possible quality standards; use appropriate and robust methodologies; attribute change excluding any contradictory factors; be cost effective and capture the theory of change. This is tough with unanticipated effects and broader, more […]

Planning for Impact

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By Jane Thurlow, Ethicore Associate Planning for impact builds on our Design for Impact series where we outline 3 steps for good planning: Identify where you are Define where you want to go Design the journey So follow our plan for more influence, and unlock your potential for genuine impact … Jane has over 20 years […]

DESIGN FOR IMPACT SERIES: FROM EXTREME ENGAGEMENT TO M&E FOR IMPACT

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BY Jane Thurlow, Ethicore Associate Business, NGOs and institutions alike, are working towards sustainable development.  It takes a deep understanding of the issues and opportunities, a bold focus on social and environmental impact and new partnerships to transform lives and businesses.  All this, while we lead our own organisations.   So, what does it mean […]

Poverty Footprinting – A Step Closer

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By Jo Zaremba, Ethicore Associate You may have missed this, but the UN Sustainable Development Summit launched not only the SDGs, but also the Poverty Footprint Tool and Indicator guidance from the UN Global Compact and Oxfam International.  Two transformational agendas, although the latter may have been overshadowed.  So let’s take a look at the […]