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Impact Sourcing and Inclusive Supply Chains: A Conversation with Microsoft’s Tim Hopper

Recently the GISC published “The Autism Empowerment Kit,” which offers recommendations and resources for employers to provide workplace accommodations that empower employees with autism. Microsoft, one of the sponsors of this kit, shared this resource with its suppliers at an event on disability inclusion. We spoke with Tim Hopper, Microsoft’s manager of responsible sourcing initiatives, about this initiative and the company’s wider commitment to Impact Sourcing.

Hopper: “For Microsoft, Impact Sourcing is about knocking down artificial barriers to employment and allowing high-potential individuals to bring their strengths to the marketplace. By partnering with our suppliers, we can bring people in who would not otherwise have an opportunity and support their success in the workplace.”


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Impact Sourcing In Action: Autism Empowerment Kit

This report focuses on workplace inclusion of adults with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). It provides employers with guidance, recommendations, and resources for providing support and workplace accommodations to empower autistic employees throughout their employment lifecycle—from recruitment to training and career development. This is the first of a series of reports on the inclusion of diverse individuals in the workplace, produced by GISC in partnership with GISC members.


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Podcast: The Role of Impact Sourcing in Global Site Strategy

Hear GISC’s Jon Browning present on Impact Sourcing and the GISC at the IAOP Outsourcing World Summit 2017.


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Impact Sourcing Research Brief, April 2017


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Global Impact Sourcing Makes Quite an Impression at OWS17


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Impact Sourcing: Transformational Change through Public-Private Cooperation


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Impact Sourcing Research Review

A summary of research, business cases and tools that have already been developed and are of interest to any organization who would like to invest in Impact Sourcing.


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GISC Annual Report, 2016

The GISC was first discussed among a group of leading buyers and providers of impact sourcing services brought together by The Rockefeller Foundation in 2015. With the aim of raising awareness, increasing ambition levels among global companies, and leading a movement to scale impact sourcing around the world, the group of buyers and providers called for the creation of a global coalition. We are excited to share with you here the early progress that we have made together with the GISC, and a peek at what lies ahead for 2017.


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BSR et la Fondation Rockefeller, AEF Développement Durable


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Why Impact Sourcing is Good Business


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Impact Sourcing: une coalition pour l’embauche des jeunes en Afrique


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Global Call to End Youth Unemployment


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Impact Sourcing: Ending Poverty Through Procurement


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Foundation, Firms Step Up to Help End Poverty


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Launch of Global Impact Sourcing Coalition to Tackle Youth Unemployment


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Inequality: Why it Matters and What Can be Done?