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Event Archive

Our list of past GISC events.

Launch of the Global Impact Sourcing

2016 September 12-September 13

The Rockefeller Foundation and BSR brought together global supporters of Impact Sourcing to celebrate the official launch of the new Global Impact Sourcing Coalition (GISC).

Microwork and Impact Sourcing Report Launch

2017 February 27-February 28

The Global Center for Youth Employment launched their new report on Microwork and Impact Sourcing, which considers the potential of microwork and impact sourcing to help achieve global development goals. Sara Enright, manager of the Global Impact Sourcing Coalition, presented on the future of Impact Sourcing.

Impact Sourcing: RSE en actions en 2017

2017 March 2-March 3 • Paris, France

EOA France hosts its third annual event exploring how Impact Sourcing offers opportunities to companies in France and abroad.

IAOP Outsourcing World Summit 2017

2017 March 22-March 23 • San Antonio, TX

GISC held a special breakfast event on February 22 for participants to learn more about Impact Sourcing, the GISC, and how to get involved. In addition, GISC was presented on two panel and break-out discussions: “The role of Impact Sourcing in Global Site Strategy”, and “Women’s Empowerment and Opportunity in Outsourcing.”

Impact Sourcing Webinar with the IAOP

2017 June 15 • Webinar

GISC has partnered with the IAOP to host this webinar about impact sourcing, including details on how you can get involved through IAOP’s efforts as well as the Global Impact Sourcing Coalition (GISC).

Global Impact Sourcing Outreach Event

2017 June 19 • New York City, NY

GISC will hold a breakfast event for companies to learn more about Impact Sourcing and discuss their goals around inclusion and sustainable supply chains.

Join Introductory Webinar to Learn More about GISC

2017 October 30

BSR and the Rockefeller Foundation are delighted to invite you to join us for a webinar about the Global Impact Sourcing Coalition (GISC).

The webinar will give an introduction to GISC and offer you the opportunity to:

  • Learn about impact sourcing, and the opportunity that this inclusive hiring practice offers to business, employees, and communities
  • Learn how impact sourcing is helping companies achieve their goals to build more inclusive supply chains
  • Learn how to join the new Global Impact Sourcing Coalition as a member

Impact Sourcing: Benefits and Impacts

2018 February 7

GISC is pleased to be co-hosting an event on the benefits and impacts of impact sourcing in partnership with EOA France. The event will be held in Paris and participation is free for all GISC members.

Impact sourcing is being adopted by more and more companies in France and around the world. In 2018, this trend will accelerate with the launch of the first Global Standard on Impact Sourcing. EOA France and GISC invite you to a breakfast event where we will further explore:

  • How should an Impact Sourcing supplier be selected? 
  • Which selection criteria should be used? 
  • What are the impacts on the population in question? 
  • What are the benefits of impact sourcing for the company? 

In addition to GISC and EOA France, you will be hearing from EDF, Accenture France Foundation, Isahit, and Inclusive Tech on how they are working with impact sourcing.

  • Wednesday, 7 February 2018
  • 08.30-10.15. Doors open at 08.00. 
  • Venue: Axe France, 118, avenue de France, 75013 Paris

Webinar: Launch of the Impact Sourcing Standard and Challenge

2018 March 20

Economic Inclusion through Procurement

2018 September 19-September 20 • San Francisco, CA

Leading companies are no longer just approaching sustainable procurement to mitigate risk. They are maximizing opportunities and generating business benefits and lasting social impacts. More than 50 leading companies and organizations have come together to promote and advance wide-scale adoption of Impact Sourcing—an innovative procurement practice that seeks to create economic inclusion and social impacts, such as integrating poor and vulnerable populations into the workforce across global supply chains. Participating companies include Microsoft, Google, Facebook, Bloomberg, and Nielsen.This practice is not only beneficial for workers and their communities. Through Impact Sourcing, companies gain access to suppliers that have responsible hiring practices and compete on quality, service, and price. Impact Sourcing also creates a more stable supplier workforce and increases social impact and demonstration of corporate citizenship.

This event will include an introduction to Impact Sourcing and the GISC, an interactive panel discussion with GISC member companies, an opportunity to hear from impact workers directly, and time for networking. Join us to learn how procurement teams are tackling unemployment and poverty in the Bay Area—and from all countries from which they source—through Impact Sourcing.

This event is by invitation only—please send inquiries to gisc@bsr.or.g

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