COVID 19 – Accelerating our virtual productivity Turning social distance in to social productivity COVID19 may be leading to travel bans and cancelled events, meetings and workshops, but it doesn’t have to reduce our productivity, social connection and interactions. Virtual sessions can be even more productive, not just saving travel time and carbon, but getting deeper and more […]
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The challenge and rise of new financing modalities for Sustainable Development
Brookings Impact Bond Snapshot, 1 January 2019[i] Funding for development is changing. Payment by results and contracts were already shaping expectations of grants and mainstream funding. Now new funding modalities such as Development Impact Bonds (DIBs), blended finance and Multi-Donor Trust Funds (MDTFs) are reinforcing this trend. Specific programmes may be well suited to such approaches, increasing efficiency and scale, leveraging investment funding and incentivising innovation. They may rebalance risks […]
What next for advocacy partnerships?
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
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 […]
Calling for innovative partnerships
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
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 […]
Innovation Lenses – Take a different perspective
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 […]
Don’t Ask ‘Why?’ – Creating Behaviour Change
Beliefs have a powerful influence on our capability as individuals and also as organisations. Beliefs can be empowering, enabling us to achieve our potential. But beliefs can also be limiting, based on generalisations from our own experience. For example, …
A little bit of love and understanding
We have been musing: are charities really in the right space when it comes to communicating with donors, particularly major donors? New Philanthropy Capital’s excellent report, Money for Good, explores what motivates donors to give to charity. You could be forgiven for thinking that major donors are all primarily driven by responding to ‘needs’ and […]
What came first, the impact or the profit?
We have been exploring social value recently. Why? Because business needs to get better at analysing and communicating the value it adds to sustainable development.