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How Corporate Foundations and CSR Initiatives are ‘Being the Change’

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As corporate philanthropy and CSR initiatives experiment with new and more strategic ways to maximize impact on the issues they care about, organizations are increasingly making internal changes.

Earlier this year, FSG published Being the Change – a report on how foundations are changing internally to create greater impact externally. The report featured stories shared by 114 leaders and staff from over 50 organizations that are taking on different approaches to creating social change.

Rewiring Employment Systems: FSG’s Innovation Labs Now Accepting Applications

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Everyone’s talking about workforce, but do you have the tools and knowledge to access and support new sources of talent? Over the last year, FSG has been working to advance employer practice change through their Talent Rewire Innovation Lab program, which supports a wide range of employers to better recruit, retain, and support historically overlooked talent pools with an aim of improving the bottom line.

Four Guiding Principles for Rethinking Your Workforce

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With 46 percent of employers reporting difficulty filling jobs and looming uncertainty around how artificial intelligence and automation will impact the future of work, CSR and HR leaders are testing and innovating new models for managing talent that are critical to the future success of their companies.

Healthy Birth Outcomes Through Cross-Sector Collaboration

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A black baby in the U.S. is more than twice as likely to die before its first birthday as a white baby. In addition to the medical care and access a woman and baby receive, these poor outcomes are also driven by social determinants of health—non-clinical factors such as social, educational, environmental, and economic opportunities that affect a woman’s overall health and wellbeing. This multi-faceted challenge requires a multi-faceted approach.

FSG Announces New Team to Lead Global Social Impact Consulting Firm

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BOSTON, June 11, 2018 /3BL Media/ - FSG, one of the world’s most experienced social impact consulting firms, is excited to announce Lauren A. Smith, MD, MPH and Greg Hills as their co-CEOs. The pair succeeds John Kania, who is stepping away from his current role as global managing director and 18+ years of leadership at FSG. Kania remains active as a member of the board and as a managing director focused on the knowledge and practice of systems change.

What Corporate Leaders Are Saying About the Business of Gender Equity

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In the age of #metoo and #timesup, companies are eager to strategically consider how best to strive for gender equity within their organizations. Moving beyond technical fixes in the HR policies and practices, companies are increasingly seeing opportunities for improved competitiveness as they consider the role of women inside and outside their organization’s walls.

New Article From John Kania, Mark Kramer, and Peter Senge Provides an Actionable Framework for Catalyzing Systems Change

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June 6, 2018 /3BL Media/ - A new article, The Water of Systems Change, published by FSG, provides an actionable model for funders and other social sector institutions interested in creating systems change.

State of the Low-Income Housing Finance Market 2018

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May 31, 2018 /3BL Media/ - Rapid urbanization and the lack of planned affordable housing in India have led to a shortage of 10–12 million urban homes and 26–37 million urban households residing in informal housing, often in poor living conditions. The bulk of these households are low-income households working in the informal sector, who cannot obtain housing loans from banks and traditional housing finance companies, which provide loans on the basis of reliable income documentation. 

How to Improve the Engagement and Retention of Young Hourly Workers

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What would you do if the majority of your entry-level, hourly workforce was planning to leave in less than a year? More than half of the 1,200 young people working in entry-level jobs we surveyed said that was their plan — and less than a quarter felt highly satisfied with their job. That’s expensive for business.

To understand how employers can improve engagement and retention, FSG worked with Hart Research Associates to survey entry-level, hourly workers between the ages of 17 and 24, and interviewed dozens of companies to find out how they have improved retention.

What Have We Learned About Learning in the Past 10 Years?

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As a member of the evaluation community, and in my work as an advisor to foundation clients including Kaiser Permanente’s Community Benefit, the Kresge Foundation, and the Walton Family Foundation, I think about trends shaping the field, and how they are showing up in practice.

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