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.
Two-thirds of International Labour Organization staff are striking in protest over the governing body's decision to implement controversial salary cuts. The disruption led the board to postpone a much-anticipated vote on the organization's ties with the tobacco industry, with some advocates suggesting the situation had been used as an excuse to "kick the can down the road."
As the world's economy embraces new technologies, the global education sector badly needs to transform itself to meet fresh challenges. So far it has lagged behind, but there are signs that it's catching up — and funding is following. Devex Editor-in-Chief Raj Kumar sends this dispatch from the Global Education & Skills Forum in Dubai on the radically shifting education landscape.
Last week, Devex analyzed the United Kingdom's Department for International Development's disbursements data to identify its top private and NGO contractors. But what can the data tell us about its work with multilateral institutions and foundations?
Devex speaks to veterans of the World Economic Forum's annual meeting of global elites to find out how NGO leaders can make the most of their time in Davos.
Following a recent Amnesty International report on human rights abuses in battery supply chains, Devex takes a look at how the organization is seeking to strike a balance between advocacy and partnerships by working with the same companies they investigate.
This week, the governing body of the International Labour Organization will consider a number of measures concerning the organization, including whether or how to continue with its engagement with tobacco companies amid criticisms of continuously receiving funding from the industry
The International Labor Organization's decision has drawn mixed reactions from both the tobacco and aid industry.
Last week, the Silicon Valley Community Foundation announced it now has $13.5 billion in assets. The news comes at a moment of growing recognition that community foundations are essential partners in achieving the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals.