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Explore our issue-based resource kits with downloadable, co-created learning resources. Everything you need to inform your organisation’s social impact strategy and stay ahead of emerging social impact trends.

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Social Impact Pioneer Leonor Gutiérrez Fernández, Director of Women in Agriculture Initiative (WAI) at Root Capital talks investing in women farmers.
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Our Online Written Discussion on “Creating an Integral Approach for Measuring Social and Environmental Impact,” delved into the requirements for addressing the climate crisis effectively, emphasising the necessity of integrating social and environmental agendas. The discussion highlighted how cross-sector partnerships can be potent catalysts for sustainable change, bridging diverse fields and stakeholders to create more comprehensive and effective strategies. Participants from various sectors including business, academia, and non-profits, shared insights on the synergies between social impact and environmental sustainability, underlining the critical role of an integrated approach in advancing global climate goals. Hosted during our Global Summit 2021.
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Our Online Written Discussion “Enhancing the Livelihoods of ‘Hidden Women’ in Global Smallholder Value Chains,” focused on how companies and partnerships can significantly improve the lives of women smallholder farmers. Participants stressed the importance of initiatives that actively listen to and involve local communities. The discussion covered issues such as gender inequality, discriminatory social norms, and the benefits of employing bottom-up approaches in cross-sector collaborations. Participants highlighted the potential advantages of well-designed partnerships that are responsive to the specific needs and challenges faced by women in agriculture. Hosted with Oxfam and Unilever during our Global Summit 2021.
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Our Online Written Discussion covered “Embedding Climate and Social Innovation into Business.” Panelists explored the integral connection between a company’s purpose and its capacity for social innovation. The forum discussed the challenges businesses encounter when incorporating social innovation into their core strategies and emphasised the critical role of partnerships in uniting social and climate innovations. Hosted during our Global Summit 2021.
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Our webinar explored the “Business Partnerships to Strengthen Food Systems,” delving into the essential components of successful partnerships and the role of these collaborations in enhancing supply chain resilience against crises. Participants emphasised the necessity of cross-sector collaborations to effect systemic changes in food systems. They discussed the significance of involving smallholder farmers in decision-making processes, the impact of COVID-19 on supply chains, and how partnerships can extend the reach of advocacy efforts to create more inclusive and sustainable food systems. Hosted with Cargill during our Global Summit 2021.
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Our webinar explored “Tackling the Pandemic—From Rapid Response to Prevention” focused on the critical importance of partnerships in responding swiftly to crises. The panelists emphasised why cross-sector collaborations are essential for effective change and discussed strategies to prevent future shocks. They covered key elements that make partnerships successful, the challenges and opportunities presented by collaborative initiatives, and the importance of building resilience within organisations and communities to better handle emergent global challenges. Hosted with Crown Agents and Mars Inc during our Global Summit 2021.
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Our webinar explored “Business and Climate Justice”. Participants discussed what a global approach to climate justice entails, exploring the connections between climate-related disasters and poverty. The webinar also outlined strategies for a just transition that includes everyone in sustainability efforts, aiming to create a more inclusive and comprehensive approach to tackling climate change. Hosted during our Global Summit 2021.
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Our webinar explored “The Business and Societal Case for Living Wages”. The participants explored how living wages are integral to rebuilding a better, more equitable society and emphasised the role of collective action in ensuring these wages are implemented. They discussed the broad benefits of living wages, including the connection between low pay and human rights violations, and highlighted how cross-sector partnerships can be pivotal in effectively implementing living wage policies. Hosted during our Global Summit 2021.
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