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Join Us for an Afternoon Reception and Discussion on Impact Sourcing: September 5, 2019

The Global Impact Sourcing Coalition (GISC) is pleased to invite you to an evening reception on September 5, 2019 in new York City.


GISC members report first year progress of the Global Impact Sourcing Challenge


GISC Event Schedule in 2019

GISC is pleased to share a list of upcoming member and partner events for GISC members to consider attending.


Watch Introductory Webinar to Impact Sourcing and the GISC

BSR recently hosted a webinar introducing the concept of impact sourcing and the the Global Impact Sourcing Coalition (GISC).

The webinar allowed participants 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;
  • Hear from peers how GISC is supporting companies to establish and expand their iImpact Sourcing practices;
  • See how companies are responding to the Impact Sourcing Challenge;
  • Learn how to join the new Global Impact Sourcing Coalition as a member.

If you were unable to attend, we are pleased to share the recording of the webinar.


Introducing the Impact Sourcing Supplier Directory

At the Annual Members Meeting on September 19th, GISC unveiled the world’s first Impact Sourcing Supplier Directory, which seeks to connect corporate buyers to suppliers committed to Impact Sourcing. At the launch we asked Mark Williams to explain more about the benefits of the new directory.


GISC Launches New Online Resource Hub for Impact Sourcing Knowledge

The Global Impact Sourcing Coalition (GISC) supports research demonstrating the value of Impact Sourcing to business and society. In order to raise awareness and share knowledge of Impact Sourcing, GISC has created a new online Resource Hub.


Join Us at Upcoming Event to Learn about Impact Sourcing

We invite you to join us at an event on 19 September, which 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.


Why Hiring 100,000 Impact Workers Is Only the Beginning: Interview with The Rockefeller Foundation

This week, the GISC challenged the business process outsourcing (BPO) industry to hire 100,000 new impact workers by the end of 2020. The group also announced the launch of the world’s first Impact Sourcing Standard, designed to increase the adoption of Impact Sourcing by setting out uniform criteria for what it entails.

At the launch, we caught up with Mamadou Biteye, Managing Director, Africa Regional Office, The Rockefeller Foundation, as he reflected on the development of the GISC and its progress to date.


Our Challenge to Businesses: Hire 100,000 New Impact Workers by 2020

The Global Impact Sourcing Coalition (GISC) is challenging the business process outsourcing (BPO) industry to hire 100,000 new impact workers by 2020.


GISC Participates in EOA France Event

Upcoming Events

Reducing Poverty through Employment: Connecting SDGs 1 and 8

2019 October 17-October 18

On the occasion of the International Day for the Eradication of Poverty, join BSR and the Global Impact Sourcing Coalition (GISC) for a practical discussion on how companies can connect the dots between Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) 8 and 1 to create inclusive opportunities for productive and decent employment that lead to sustainable pathways out of poverty.  

Event Archive

For a complete list of previous events, please visit the Event Archive.