Following very stimulatingg session last night, I wanted to let you all have access a major comprehensive research report, based on primary research, facilitated by World Vision and Accenture and produced by the Crowley Institute. For a complementary copy go to www.thecrowleyinstitute.com or http://www.thecrowleyinstitute.org/wp-content/uploads/2012/04/Rubik...
This study seeks to take a thorough snapshot of the current state of collaboration, looks at the real areas of progress, and draws out the main implications and lessons for both private sector companies and for NGOs. This report is attempting to set out, with some considerable rigor, the current state of play – on a set of issues that have been emerging for some time. It is based on a set of over three hundred detailed face to face interviews, with “C level” representatives from over one hundred and twenty large companies as well with over 50+ NGOs. All of the participants were interviewed in their local countries, equally divided between “North” and “South”. This included countries such as Vietnam, Indonesia, India, Zambia, Angola and Brazil in the “South” and the US, Canada, Australia, Japan, and UK in the “North”. We would particularly like to acknowledge the very significant contribution of WorldVision, for allowing their rich data set to be used in this analysis.
The analysis is centred around fourteen questions, grouped into four broad research areas, namely; A) What types of Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) and Sustainability investments are businesses and corporates investing in .. and why fundamentally are they making these investments ? B) What is the current state of collaboration between business and NGOs … from a business perspective? C) What is the current state of collaboration between business and NGOs … from an NGO perspective? , and D) What are regarded as the most fruitful future opportunities for collaboration? As we analyse each of the questions, we draw out the differences in responses we heard between executives in the “North” versus in the “South”, and between International and National companies. We also analyse, where possible, the perspectives of Local versus International NGOs.