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 […]
Posts tagged: partnership
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 […]
Partnership trends transforming development
by Calvin Jennings The development system is shifting and new structures of funding are accelerating the pace of change. Partnership remains essential, but the scope, scale, and systems behind new partnership models and investments are reframing relationships between development actors. There is a desire for transformational change and here we take a look at the […]
Responses to a shifting global workforce
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 […]
Be prepared for the future of partnership: A discussion with expert collaborators from Mars, Diageo, Oxfam and DfID.
By Rachael Clay, Director, Ethicore What do experienced collaborators advise we prepare for the future of partnerships? Kate Wylie (Global Sustainability Director at Mars), David Croft (Global Sustainability Development Director at Diageo), Laura Kelly (Head of Business Engagement Hub, DfID) and Alex Lankester (Head of Corporate Partnerships at Oxfam GB) joined me to discuss this on […]
6 items for your influencing agenda
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 […]
Citizen science – the new facts on the block?
By Jo Zaremba In a muddled world of facts and alternative facts, we need a shared search for truth and meaning between publics, companies and governments. Scientists, economists and other professionals are being questioned, along with their evidence based arguments, diverted by the spread of ‘alternative-facts’ . Now, more than ever before, we need to […]
Strategy Like you Mean It
By Rachael Clay “Can you help us develop our strategy for [insert theme here]?” “Sure”, we say, “Is that a piece of paper, or the actual impact you want?” Strategy can be about so many things… securing funds, keeping a board happy, demonstrating team worth. Often, the focus is on getting a strategy signed […]
What can Partnership Development Learn from Sales?
By Jane Thurlow, Ethicore Associate Talking to a friend with a lifetime’s experience in sales, I was struck by how good sales strategies can be used to inform approaches to successful partnerships. Astute sales people understand the art of collaboration and relationship building more than most and have a battery of tools, which can be […]
EXTREME ENGAGEMENT – HOW TO DESIGN PARTNERSHIPS AND STRATEGIES FOR IMPACT (DESIGN FOR IMPACT SERIES NO. 1)
By Rachael Clay, Director, Ethicore The challenge of sustainable development is beyond you and I, isn’t it? We need to work together in partnerships and multi-stakeholder intiatives (MSIs), but we lead different organisations. So, how do we build these relationships and design for impact with others? Achieving deep and shared understanding, values and partnership takes […]