There is a clear and deepening frustration amongst some with the rhetoric of “purpose”, “sustainability” and the notion of “business as a force for good”. For those of us who believe in the power of business to do good, this is an opportunity for some honest self-reflection.
The common ground between those within the business and purpose world, and those who criticise it, is the desire for authenticity; the recognition that we need to move beyond the rhetoric of purpose and embed it meaningfully and consistently across business.
We need an honest discussion about how this can be done, recognising where progress is being made and where actions are falling short.
Join an invited audience of 300 professionals and practitioners working to embed purpose authentically within business. Engage with peers from leading global companies, civil society and government who are pioneering new ways to harness companies’ products, services, value chains, and voice to have a positive social impact.
This one-day experience will combine inspiring plenaries with practical deep-dive knowledge zones focused on: partnerships, women’s economic empowerment, corporate social innovation, responsible supply chains, and purpose.
A recent state of practice report identifies 74 social protection policies and programs in sub-Saharan Africa with a Savings Group component. Savings Groups are increasingly promoted by social safety net programs as a safe place to save, build resilience, and support the transition of beneficiaries to stable livelihoods.
Based on the findings of the report, the SEEP Network is facilitating a Peer Learning Group (PLG) to explore the Role of Savings Groups in Supporting Graduation from Social Safety Nets. The PLG brings together senior government representatives from five countries (Kenya, Malawi, Rwanda, Senegal, and Tanzania) and two partner NGOs (Trickle Up, and The BOMA Project) responsible for the design and implementation of social protection programs that promote Savings Groups.
This webinar will present three examples of social protection programs that are integrating Savings Groups (SGs) to promote formal financial inclusion and support the graduation from social safety nets. Government representatives from Zambia, Kenya and Tanzania will also discuss the challenges and opportunities of linking SG beneficiaries to formal financial institutions.
Join SAP, WE Communications, Points of Light, and IMPACT2030 Thursday, July 11 at 11:00 am EST as PYXERA Global hosts the webinar Collaborating for Impact: Addressing the Sustainable Development Goals through Corporate Service.
Companies leading the way in this multipurpose employee engagement approach aren’t doing it alone. These organizations are providing the platforms for businesses of all sizes to collaborate and contribute to the Sustainable Development Goals. Together, these partnerships provide a means for companies to deliver on vision and purpose.
Join to learn employee engagement programs best practices such as:
Integrating your program with social impact priorities such as the Sustainable Development Goals;
Collaborating with other companies to accelerate impact on your business, employees, and communities;
Engaging in cross-corporate initiatives where you can get immediately involved; and
Leading trends in employee engagement and pro bono.