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Spring Inspiration: Exploring Risk, Accountability, and Radical Collaboration

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Oxford in spring is a melting pot of ideas and fresh perspectives. I am feeling re-energised after recent encounters and sessions at Skoll World Forum and Marmalade and find myself reflecting on the abundance of ideas and insights from so many amazing people. Here are some key takeaways that have left a lasting impression:  Additionally, […]

Radical Collaboration

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Radical collaboration is essential for those working towards transformation of social and environmental outcomes. I recommend the book “Radical Collaboration – Five Essential skills to overcome defensiveness and build successful relationships” by James W. Tamm and Ronal J. Luvet (2004, HarperCollins) for those interested in delving deeper. They focus on building collaborative intention, truthfulness, accountability, […]

Participatory Approaches to Strategy Development

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During Catalysing Change week 2023, we co-facilitated an interactive webinar on co-creating strategy with our partners at Tostan and Lwala. Rachael shared thoughts on the imperative and potential of participatory approaches to strategy development in turbulent times. Here is a summary… 1.    First let’s just look at trends for strategy development.    2.    Participatory approaches, at their best, can be a process of empowerment for […]

Strategy in uncertainty: Staying agile

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Post 4 of the ‘Strategy in uncertainty’ series You have your strategy, people are engaged, but it’s still too easy to slip into old patterns and carry on as before.  From our experience there are strategic approaches, ways of working and mindsets which can all help sustain commitment to an agile and transformational strategy.  The […]

Strategy in uncertainty: Participatory processes

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PARTICIPATORY PROCESS FOR IMPACT AND AGILITY  Post 3 of the ‘Strategy in uncertainty’ series Strategies on paper aren’t going to change the world.  Those that organisations live and breathe stand a chance.  Setting a dynamic direction, which engages and informs at all levels of the organisation, can help to navigate change.  Participatory processes in the […]

Strategy in uncertainty: Agile planning 

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Post 2 of the ‘Strategy in uncertainty’ series An elaborate strategy can feel reassuring for Boards at times of uncertainty. However, it can also underplay risks, slow response times and miss opportunities during periods of change.  We have been evolving approaches to strategy development and planning with partners over the last few years, to build […]

Strategy in uncertainty

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Post 1 of the ‘Strategy in uncertainty’ series What if you didn’t follow your strategic plan, but it guided you on your journey?  In our increasingly fragile world, we need to stay ever more alert to the threats of pandemics, conflict and climate change disrupting and destabilising the systems in which we operate.  The risk […]

A message for 2023, from all of us at Ethicore

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It is such a privilege to know how many of you incredible people are making change happen day in, day out. You let us in to your world and we experience your passion and commitment to impact. It gives us hope. This year we have worked with remarkable people and organisations who are working to: […]

Happy ReNew Year from Ethicore

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This year we have worked with remarkable people and organisations striving to positively impact people and planet. People going above and beyond to creatively explore regenerative business, sustainability in food retail, tax reform and anti-corruption, support for communities with HIV/AIDs, housing access, universal WASH, sustainable pulp and paper, global health and sustainable development. It is […]