Sustainable Sourcing as a Path to Innovation 6/16/2011

Sustainable Sourcing as a Path to Innovation

Moderator: Pumela Salela

  • Frank Casale, Founder, CEO, The Outsourcing Institute
  • Rich Cohen, Founder and President, Distant Village
  • Eme Essien, Associate Director for PRIDE, Rockefeller Foundation, based in Nairobi

Sustainability 1.0 focused on Planet (environmental). Sustainability 2.0 is taking shape as transparency of socially responsible practices. It means a triple bottom line, which encompasses: people, planet, profit. Sustainability wisdom and leadership is built into the DNA of successful companies and communities. Join us for this webinar on Sustainable Sourcing as a path to Innovation to see how it is possible to source for sustainability and develop socially responsible innovative solutions that make a difference on the bottom -line whilst making a difference in the lives of communities: those who are at the bottom of the pyramid.

Distant Village – an award-winning sustainable design and production firm producing handmade packaging and products from natural materials will share experiences of how Innovative design and triple-bottom-line sustainability is at the foundation of everything they create.

The Rockefeller Foundation will share its PRIDE (Poverty Reduction through Information and Digital Employment) initiative which is aimed at enhancing innovation amongst the rural poor whilst bringing them in line with the broader forces of globalization of services. The Rockefeller Foundation’s PRIDE work is aimed at creating sustainable employment opportunities for people at the base of the pyramid by fostering a critical new arm of the outsourcing industry called Impact Sourcing (IS). Through its support of IS, Rockefeller will work to nurture and scale up the establishment of an industry that employs poor or marginalized populations in Africa, providing them an opportunity to improve their lives and to lift themselves and their families out of poverty.


How EU Data Security Laws Affect Your Business and IT Operations in the Cloud 5/25/2011

How EU Data Security Laws Affect Your Business
and IT Operations in the Cloud


Compliance with local laws and regulations is becoming a serious challenge for cloud-based data processing solutions. Potential risks threaten to disrupt the business of those caught unaware.

The European Union and its 27 member states have adopted a set of common principles that govern the protection of personal data. Every company–whether directly or indirectly involved in processing data for European Union entities–needs to pay close attention to compliance with European Union data protection laws, as the consequences of non-compliance present material risk.

Rural Sourcing –Profit with Purpose 4/20/2011

Rural Sourcing –Profit with Purpose
4/20/11 Sudhir Achar and Madan Padaki

This webinar features two rural sourcing practitioners who will share their experience on how this new phenomenon can be implemented on the ground and the impact that it has in the lives of individuals and the organizations.


Strategic Governance 3/3/11

Strategic Governance: The BPO Industry’s New Strategic Imperative
3/3/11  Mark W. Sickles

In this 59-minute webinar, Mark W. Sickles , advisor to boards and executives, President & CEO of The National Association of Corporate Directors – NJ Chapter, and the Strategic Governance Fellow at The Governance & Accountability Institute who authored Shareholder Value Assurance, The Mark W. Sickles Handbook for Well-Intended Boards & Directors, Strategic Governance, and is published by Directors Monthly, Directors & Boards, and Investor Relations Update will be sharing his valuable insights on how Strategic Governance will enable BPO vendors and their clients to achieve the new standard for business excellence: Financial, environmental, and social sustainability.

The Ben & Jerry Law: The B Corp. 7/21/10

The Ben & Jerry Law: The B Corp.
7/21/10  Christina Houlahan

The Benefit Corporation: You are only as good as your weakest supplier or partner. And it is no longer enough to simply ensure that a product or practice you source is green, organic, fair trade, etc. It is instead necessary to also be able to evaluate the entire business that you are partnering with for their whole-company practices and for their treatment of all stakeholders such as the environment, community, and employees. B Lab provides a uniform and standardized way to assess and evaluate all of your suppliers and partners so that you all can be working towards more sustainable supply chains.