Cross-sector partnerships are key to reducing poverty and tackling social and environmental challenges around the world. Their success depends, in large part, on those meant to bring such unions to fruition: the partnerships professional. Find out what it takes to succeed in this area.
CSR positions aren’t always clearly labeled and can benefit from a wide variety of backgrounds. Devex members put Katherine Neebe, director of sustainability for Walmart, and Steven Rochlin, co-founder and co-CEO of IO Sustainability, to the test in this edition of Ask Devex.
Young professionals rising to leadership positions and those just entering the job market are increasingly seeking careers that leverage the power of business for good. If you’re looking to launch a career in corporate social responsibility, here are four surprising facts about the sector.
There is a heavy focus on tri-sector collaboration — or bringing together business, government and civil society actors — to solve development dilemmas, but little on how to prepare people for that kind of dialogue. Ann Florini, professor of public policy at Singapore Management University, explains why it's time to change that.
Effective tri-sector leadership is as much about personality type as it is a set of hard skills, according to Singapore Management University's Anne Florini. So what kind of soft skills does a tri-sector athlete need to succeed?
How does Alexandra Palt aim to set the tone for sustainability in the beauty sector? L’Oreal's chief sustainability officer tells Devex why her position is more about leading change than being a sustainability expert.
While much has been written about what makes a successful social enterprise and what lessons can be learned from the common pitfalls, there has been little discussion on determining the social enterprise’s legal structure — whether for-profit or nonprofit. Here are three key considerations.
Whether you consider yourself a generalist or specialist, or just aren't sure, thinking like an integrator can add significant value to any role. If you want to become an integrator — or think like one — start doing these five things now.
We need a new type of partnership manager position within corporations and NGOs to ensure high-minded rhetoric is really matched by impact on the ground, Neil Ghosh, executive director of SNV USA, writes in this guest commentary.
What skills do private sector fundraisers need to succeed in global development? Here are three tips for putting your expertise to work in a new setting.
Innovation is an organizational-wide effort, according to Pact's innovations officer. Michelle Risinger explains how she assists stakeholders at Pact to progress their ideas, and how "innovator" hopefuls can get started in development.
The current state of the global economy shows that businesses have immense opportunity — not only by expanding into booming markets, but also by helping develop the economic potential of underdeveloped markets. One way they can do that is through international corporate volunteering programs, which all companies should have, argues Mark Horoszowski, co-founder of MovingWorlds, in this guest column.
Partnerships are not just a connection between organizations, but between people, writes Amway’s Jeff Terry in this #powerof5 guest column. How can the private sector be leveraged to offer expertise and innovation, and not just philanthropy, to solve problems in global development?
In an environment where trust in CEOs is dropping, distrust in business is growing and the markets with the greatest future opportunities are in emerging economies, a group of business and civil society leaders are calling for bold action to disrupt the way business operates and replace it with a new socially focused business model.
Head of donor government relations at the Gates Foundation Joe Cerrell met up with Devex at the Convergences World Forum in Paris last week to discuss what good partnerships look like, how philanthropies and CSR are sharing lessons learned, and the importance of taking risks.
Whether you’re new to the idea and looking to catch up, or you’re an inclusive business aficionado, here are the three latest must-read reports on the subject.
An international conference and workshop on Zika, an event about Britain's role in international trade and a UN secretary-general candidates forum are just some of the noteworthy events this week. Check out our preview for more.
Farah Ramzan Golant was an unorthodox choice for Girl Effect's first CEO. Now a year into the job, she has learned plenty about disruptive change, the power of the brand and how sometimes an outsider can bring clarity and vision.
The next generation of private sector involvement in health care development will bring on board commercial players who understand mainstream pro-poor business models and have their own funds to invest — just plain enterprise, not social enterprise. In this guest column, development economist Ron Ashkin talks about getting the business models and the incentives right in order to reach the mass market sustainably.
What is the role of the private sector and innovative partnerships in improving access to primary health facilities in Africa? Philips’ Head of Research in Africa Bahaa Eddine Sarroukh gives us the inside track.