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 […]
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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 […]
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.
Are you ready to partner?
The role of business in development is maturing. Partnership is moving out of a position in philanthropy, firmly in to new business development, which in NGO language, means new models for development. This week, discussions about building a new global partnership with business, convened by Business Action for Africa, really delved in to the stuff […]
A partnership approach
Partnership starts with building trust. Here’s the journey we take organisations on from immersion to action in 5 easy hard-working and committed steps… The approach starts with trust.
You say ‘tomato’, and I say ‘potato’ – does this mean we should call the whole thing off?
NGO and Corporate partnerships: is language one of the main barriers in making useful connections? It would be naive of me to suggest that NGO and Corporate partnerships (MNC) are the new, perfectly harmonious, utopian partnerships that will drive the ‘for purpose’ agenda forward. However, it is equally naive to think that all partnerships are […]
Let’s share what Corporate Partnership Managers say about this, according to the Guardian Voluntary Sector Network. You can read the full article here. Look for a good fit Make it a win win Keep it fresh and creative Use networks to build contacts Build relationships Be passionate about your product and organisation Develop a plan that […]