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Why ‘trust-based philanthropy’ is key to effective cross-sector humanitarian partnerships

Ahead of September's International Day of Charity, we are examining how to build effective business-charity partnerships, speaking to leaders within the humanitarian and private sector who have forged successful collaborations. In this article, Eric Berseth, Co-Founder and CEO of Philanthropy Advisors (PA), sets out the trends seen in the philanthropy landscape, and how businesses can forge more strategic and effective humanitarian partnerships.

Four ways businesses can sustainably support humanitarian work

Ahead of September's International Day of Charity, we are examining how to build effective business-charity partnerships, speaking to leaders within the humanitarian and private sector who have forged successful collaborations. In this article, Alessandro Fedele, Global Head of Private Sector Unit, International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC), sets out the primary opportunities for businesses who want to better support humanitarian organisations, and how to utilise limited resources to form successful partnerships.

How businesses are building effective humanitarian partnerships

Ahead of September's International Day of Charity, we are examining how to build effective business-charity partnerships, speaking to leaders within the humanitarian and private sector who have forged successful collaborations. In this article, Lorrie Foster, Director of Corporate Strategy at The International Association for Volunteer Effort (IAVE), sets out examples of businesses co-creating programmes helping tangibly accelerate the impact of charitable organisations.

How companies can create inclusive workplaces for the LGBTQ+ community.

In support of Pride month, we’re speaking to business leaders on what more businesses can do to help bring greater inclusivity and safety to the workplace for LGBTQ+ people. In this article, Emma L'Amour (Gunn), CEO of Re-Balance, explains what companies can do to nurture and encourage the next generation of LGBTQIA+ employees and leaders.

How to support Pride authentically as a small business owner

In support of Pride month, we’re speaking to business leaders on what more businesses can do to help bring greater inclusivity and safety to the workplace for LGBTQ+ people. In this article, Joseph Williams, Co-Founder & CEO of inclusive recruitment platform Clu and Co-Founder & CEO & Advisor at ParaPride, highlights the unique position entrepreneurs and small business owners are in to do more to support Pride with authenticity, and the business case for it.

How ‘co-creation fashion’ is helping to change the narrative surrounding refugees

UNHCR estimates that global forced displacement has surpassed 84 million at mid-2021, which includes internally displaced, refugees and asylum-seekers. In addition to persecution and conflict, natural disasters are also forcing people to seek refuge in other countries. We're speaking with experts and business leaders to understand how businesses can do their part in supporting displaced people, and integrate them into the economy.

How businesses can help save our oceans from the plastic crisis

To celebrate World Ocean Day, we are focusing on what businesses can do to protect marine ecosystems and sustain the blue economy. Human activity is destroying marine ecosystems at an unprecedented scale. As per WEF research, humans have altered over 60% of marine environments. On the other side, the blue economy is valued at €1.3 trillion and contributes to about 31 million direct full-time jobs. So, what more can business and sports organisations do to protect marine ecosystems and sustain the blue economy? In this article, Raffi Schieir, Co-Founder & Director of Bantam Materials supplying Prevented Ocean Plastic, sets out the business case for stopping plastics entering our ocean.

What leaders should know about integrating refugees into their organisations

UNHCR estimates that global forced displacement has surpassed 84 million at mid-2021, which includes internally displaced, refugees and asylum-seekers. In addition to persecution and conflict, natural disasters are also forcing people to seek refuge in other countries. We're speaking with experts and business leaders to understand how businesses can do their part in supporting displaced people, and integrate them into the economy.