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Impact Sourcing – The Opportunity Ahead

on 15.04.2014 22:36
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Today I co-authored a blog post with Mamadou Biteye, managing director, Africa, Rockefeller Foundation about Impact Sourcing.
By Akhtar Badshah, senior director, Citizenship and Public Affairs

Today I co-authored a blog post with Mamadou Biteye, managing director, Africa, Rockefeller Foundation about Impact Sourcing.

Microsoft and the Rockefeller Foundation recently co-convened over 30 global industry experts in Johannesburg, South Africa to discuss the future of Impact Sourcing. This was a follow-up meeting from the one convened by the Rockefeller Foundation in September 2013, and this time around there was a greater focus on each organization’s roles in helping to advance the sector.

The Rockefeller Foundation believes that companies can achieve both business and social impact through Impact Sourcing, which focuses hiring opportunities on qualified workers who would be considered disadvantaged in their local context – economically, socially, physically, or otherwise. The team came together in South Africa to engage major outsourcing firms to gauge their understanding of this sector and to determine existing opportunities to expand their impact.

To read more about the point of view that Microsoft and the Rockefeller Foundation share, visit the Rockefeller Foundation blog.