How Can Your Company Follow Through with Your SDG Promises?

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Since the release of the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals in 2015, numerous companies have promised to enhance and measure their impact using the SDGs as a guide. Following through has proven easier said than done, and implementing effective data gathering and reporting methods has been a major roadblock. By leveraging the latest tools (including Corecentra’s solutions), companies can revamp their SDG efforts.

Outcome Based Approach vs Output: How that Relates to Corecentra

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In modern Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) and professional philanthropy, there is specific language—as with all sectors—used to describe its line of work. While some industry-specific vernacular is used to describe complex concepts, some of the jargon may unintentionally obscure meanings to the detriment of transparency. In the case of the words ‘outcome’ and ‘output,’ there is a clear distinction between the two terms that is not widely understood.

What is the Global Impact Investing Rating System (GIIRS)?

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Investing has become synonymous with growing capital rapidly and efficiently. But with the uncharted growth of the new impact investing industry, social responsibility and impact are becoming key players in company ratings and development. Learn more about how GIIRS (The Global Impact Investing Rating System) can play a key role in facilitating this industry.

Lessons Learned during COVID-19

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The most enduring images from the COVID-19-related shutdowns and quarantines are typically of empty streets, schools, and offices. Concerts and festivals have been canceled, travel has been dramatically curtailed, and for many, the world has been compressed into a computer screen. But for a large number of people in marginalized and underserved populations, the effects of the pandemic are more deeply felt. People in these groups may suffer from preexisting conditions such as chronic comorbidities,diabetes, asthma, and more.

What Is Theory of Change?

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Theory of Change (TOC) is a method for planning, participation, and evaluation used to promote social change in organizations.
Created at the Aspen Institute Roundtable on Community Change in the 1990s and popularized by Carol Weiss, the term TOC outlines a series of desired and actual outcomes and linked rationales—all of which flow in chronological order.

Types of CSR

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The idea of modern businesses supporting social causes and giving back to their communities goes as far back as the era of Andrew Carnegie and John D. Rockefeller, wealthy philanthropists who donated more than $500 million to charities in their time. However, it wasn’t until 1953 that Howard Bowen coined the phrase “corporate social responsibility,” encouraging businesses to serve the needs of society.

What Is Theory of Change And How Can it Help Me Further My Organization’s Mission?

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Companies, investment managers, and nonprofits are under increasing pressure to improve their social & environmental impact. Doing so also means getting better at measuring and reporting their performance in a defensible, rigorous way.

These impact-related ‘pain points’ are strikingly similar across the public and private sectors and civil society but are sometimes expressed in different ways: