Impact Sourcing 2.0

Impact Sourcing at OWS2.0

Don’t miss these sessions on Tuesday, Feb. 18:
  • Keynote Panel, Doing Well By Doing Good: The Future of Impact Sourcing, 8:45-9:45 AM
  • GISA Award presentation during the IAOP luncheon, 12:45-2 PM
  • The Future of Social Responsibility in Outsourcing, presented by IAOP’s Social Responsibility in Outsourcing (SRO) Chapter
  • Doing Well by Doing Good: A Service Provider Story, presented by IAOP Provider Corporate Members, including companies such as Eclaro

At its start, impact sourcing may have been viewed by some as “charity.” But that’s all changed over the last decade as the world’s leading players in our industry have proven “doing good” also can mean “doing well.”

“I’ve seen the shift,” says Maryana Iskander, CEO, Harambee Youth Employment Accelerator.  “Impact sourcing is a win, win, win for businesses, individuals and the industry. It’s an opportunity to showcase the industry as one that is helping countries grow. It’s taken a lot of advocacy and partnerships over many years for that to happen. Companies have started to see the real benefits that can’t be refuted.”

Iskander will share the tremendous success South Africa has achieved in driving mass adoption of impact sourcing as a panelist on a keynote presentation on Doing Well By Doing Good: The Future of Impact Sourcing moderated by Jon Browning, CEO, Global Mentorship Initiative.

Also sharing their personal stories of overcoming struggles and adversity to achieve great rewards using impact sourcing will be Mamadou Biteye, Vice President, Social Impact, EMEA, VISA and Stacy Herring, Vice President, Consumer Services Experience, Intuit.

2020 Global Impact Sourcing Award Winners

Impact Sourcing in a Purchasing Organization – RR Donnelly

Impact Sourcing, Large Provider Organization – Sutherland

Impact Sourcing, Large Provider Organization – Televerde

Impact Sourcing Influencer – ISS

See the upcoming spring issue of PULSE magazine for full stories on the 2020 GISA winners.

Impact sourcing, according to Iskander, is a solution to one of the world’s most pressing issues: talent.

“There is no bigger issue facing every single country in the world than the challenge of how to think about the future of work in all of our societies and the role of young people who are exiting education systems,” she says.  “How do we start to build creative models around how businesses run their operations?”

Iskander is excited to share on the main stage how the African continent, which will soon have the largest workforce in the world, has used innovation and cutting-edge approaches to create thousands of impact sourcing jobs for youths while improving company’s bottom lines and building communities and societies.

Harambee Youth Employment Accelerator and Intuit are among the past winners of the Global Impact Sourcing Award (GISA), which will be presented for the third time at OWS2.0. The recognition by IAOP and the Rockefeller Foundation has proven to be significant in advancing impact sourcing.    

“The idea of providing recognition for people who are really trying to move the needle with impact sourcing matters so much,” she says. “Winning the GISA was recognition for Harambee of the work we are trying to do to bring others along and the ideas of building change for organizations to see the real benefits and opportunities of impact sourcing.”

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