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Advancing Strategy - How to lead change in corporate societal engagement tool launched

Posted: Thursday 16 March 17, 12.24pm GMT

FSG in collaboration with CECP have launched their Advancing Strategy Tool which helps companies to lead change in corporate societal engagement

Implementing a CSR or corporate foundation strategy may be even harder than developing it. This learning brief provides best practices and tools to help corporate foundation and CSR leaders advance their strategy. Learn how to overcome common obstacles by applying structured, data-driven processes that transform your corporate societal engagement portfolio.

This brief outlines key design steps that leaders and teams can take to advance their initial strategy choices.

Top Takeaways

  1. Designing a signature initiative: Through a structured design process, companies can shift from generosity in philanthropic giving to setting and achieving specific societal impact goals aligned with the business.
  2. Transforming local giving: Companies can better meet their objectives by evolving from local giving constrained by headquarters’ priorities to local giving that reflects local business needs and context.
  3. Building team capacity and executive buy-in: Advancing strategy typically requires adapting the team’s capacity and ensuring executive leaders understand and support the strategic objectives.

“Our engagement with local stakeholders and partners enhanced our understanding of how the GE Foundation can best collaborate with existing actors and deeply influenced our ultimate program design choices focused on improving patient outcomes.”
-Jennifer Edwards, Director, Developing Health US, GE Foundation

To download the tool click here

NB CECP launched this year’s Giving in Numbers survey on 27 January 2017 to participating companies, which closed on 31 March. They have already received a number of survey submissions and are looking forward to more as March continues. CECP will soon begin planning for this year’s Giving Around the Globe report and will be launching the survey in May to participating partners and companies. Please reach out to them if you are interested in learning more.

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