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.
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.
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.
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.
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.