Archive for the ‘Corporate Responsibility’ Category

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Apr

Max Oliva, Associate Director of IE’s Social Impact Management
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At least that is according to The Bridgespan Group’s recent study of the leadership requirements of nonprofits with revenues greater than $250,000 (excluding hospitals and institutions of higher education).
Tom Tierney, Chair and Co-founder of the Bridgespan Group, noted that “the amount of social impact a Nonprofit organization delivers is primarily dependent upon the capability and performance of the people in that organization … results are a ‘who thing’ … no principle is more fundamental.”
Their study (which includes an executive summary, a white paper, a financial model and a space for commentaries from other social players) states that if the sector where to experience a significant consolidation, this number might fall as low as 330,000. on the other hand, following other trends, on their study they calculate that the total could increase to more than one million.

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3
Apr

Max Oliva, Associate Director of IE’s Social Impact Management
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The McKinsey Quarterly conducted a survey in December 2005 which had the participation of more than 4,200 executives in 116 countries. “Unquestionably, the global business community has embraced the idea that it plays a wider role in society. More than four out of five respondents agree that generating high returns for investors should be accompanied by broader contributions to the public good.” This in contrast with only one out of six who agrees with Friedman’s thesis that the “social responsibility of business” is to “increase its profits”.
Executives stress the risks to the reputation of companies when they are expected to address social and political concerns; yet only 3% report that their companies are doing a good job in the matter. Perhaps it is based on the notion that companies are taking the wrong approach? View the full report here.

3
Apr

Max Oliva, Associate Director of IE’s Social Impact Management
The social sector is approaching a tipping point. Business Schools’ involvement in social issues range from corporate responsibility and social entrepreneurship, to social impact management, going through the bottom of the pyramid, socially responsible investing and other concepts which are being generated as we speak.
Being part of this change, Instituto de Empresa has undertaken a commitment to society, having worked for the past three decades in areas like ethics, social responsibility, sustainable development, protection of the environment, diversity management and others.
The Corporate Responsibility Community will serve as a platform to discuss these issues, the different perspectives and approaches which leading faculty, students, alumni and practitioners are taking, be it from a strategic or a pure philanthropic point of view. We look forward on building up on this conversation and bringing value to every participant of the community.
Let’s start the conversation!

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