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Darian Stibbe
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Darian Stibbe added a discussion to the group Zambia Network
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Partnership brokers needed!

The Zambia Business in Development Facility (ZBIDF) is a new multi-stakeholder platform to engage business, facilitate dialogue and innovation and directly support public-private partnership action on key business and development challenges. The ZBIDF mission is to systematically support and catalyse cross-sector partnerships in order to unleash the power and resources of business on poverty reduction and other development goals, while achieving business benefits.Funded by SIDA, supported by…See More
May 20
Darian Stibbe joined Business Innovation Facility's group
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Zambia Network

Join the Zambia Network to connect with Practitioners, get update alerts and view the projects receiving support in Zambia. See More
May 20
Darian Stibbe commented on Tom Harrison's blog post Take your partners: new Insider on large companies and collaboration
"Hi Tom. Delighted to have read your Insider. It's fantastic to have real evidence of the role and benefits of partnerships for Inclusive Business. As you know, we often have a real challenge helping companies understand the potential for…"
Jul 5, 2013
A blog post by Darian Stibbe was featured

Launching BIF's Partnering For Inclusive Business Checklist

Inclusive business projects, by definition, tend to sit in areas outside of companies’ traditional comfort zones. Whether providing incomes to disadvantaged people by including them in the company’s value chain, or developing new markets with pro-poor products or services, they are rarely business as usual.In some cases, this may mean companies partnering outside of their usual private sector partners – for example, engaging producer associations as suppliers, or working with a multi-national…See More
Jul 4, 2013
Darian Stibbe posted a blog post

Launching BIF's Partnering For Inclusive Business Checklist

Inclusive business projects, by definition, tend to sit in areas outside of companies’ traditional comfort zones. Whether providing incomes to disadvantaged people by including them in the company’s value chain, or developing new markets with pro-poor products or services, they are rarely business as usual.In some cases, this may mean companies partnering outside of their usual private sector partners – for example, engaging producer associations as suppliers, or working with a multi-national…See More
Jul 4, 2013
Darian Stibbe commented on Tom Harrison's blog post The rights and wrongs of partnering in the BIF portfolio
"Looking forward to reading the Insider!"
Jun 26, 2013
Tom Harrison commented on Darian Stibbe's blog post To achieve inclusive business, companies must ramp up their ability to partner with other societal sectors
"I quite like the marriage counsellling analogy as a short-hand for partnership brokering, but actually it only conveys part of the story.  I think one important element missing is around the innovation that Darian talks about.  One reason…"
Jul 12, 2012
Karen Smith commented on Darian Stibbe's blog post To achieve inclusive business, companies must ramp up their ability to partner with other societal sectors
"for you maybe - I am all blogged out this week ;-)"
Jul 11, 2012
Darian Stibbe commented on Darian Stibbe's blog post To achieve inclusive business, companies must ramp up their ability to partner with other societal sectors
"Yes, absolutely. Do I detect another blog coming on?"
Jul 11, 2012
Karen Smith commented on Darian Stibbe's blog post To achieve inclusive business, companies must ramp up their ability to partner with other societal sectors
"I think the same applies to KPIs..."
Jul 11, 2012
Darian Stibbe commented on Darian Stibbe's blog post To achieve inclusive business, companies must ramp up their ability to partner with other societal sectors
"Thanks, Karen. I think that's exactly right. And yet somehow we have to try! Even yesterday on a call with someone working on partnerships in agriculture she said, 'if ONLY I'd known all this stuff before we entered the…"
Jul 11, 2012
Karen Smith commented on Darian Stibbe's blog post To achieve inclusive business, companies must ramp up their ability to partner with other societal sectors
"Hi Darian - nice blog :-) I am reminded of a comment you made in Dhaka: "you don't know what you don't know". It is hard to persuade an organisation it needs to build capacity in partnering skills in advance of building a new…"
Jul 11, 2012
Darian Stibbe posted a blog post

To achieve inclusive business, companies must ramp up their ability to partner with other societal sectors

“Partnering with other sectors is a bit like being a parent. Until you’ve experienced it for yourself, you really can’t appreciate what it’s like” – head of education partnerships of a multinational bank.Inclusive business (IB) projects, by definition, tend to sit in areas outside of companies’ traditional comfort zones. Whether providing incomes to disadvantaged people by including them in the company’s value chain, or developing new markets with pro-poor products or services, they are rarely…See More
Jul 10, 2012
Maria Cristina G.Cipriano commented on Darian Stibbe's blog post Call for nominations of the World Business and Development Awards 2012 now open!
"Dear International Memberships & Partnerships, We wish to convey that we have contacted AwardsInteligence from UK, conveying that we wish to join the UK Hub of Business Innovation Facility , for our great honor to submit the application for…"
Mar 9, 2012
Caroline Ashley, Editor commented on Darian Stibbe's blog post Driving effective and systemic multi-sector collaboration
"Anyone interested in getting a snappy strong flavour of the Bangladesh series of partnership events should look at this powerpoint, which summarises the topics, presentations, and also the feedback received from participants at each.   As…"
Jun 12, 2011
Parveen Sultana Huda commented on Darian Stibbe's blog post Driving effective and systemic multi-sector collaboration
"  I want to acknowledge the support we received from The Partnering Initiative of IBLG here on ground in Bangladesh. We had organized a 4 part series of sessions jointly with Care Bangladesh which Darian has linked to his blog - and…"
Jun 12, 2011

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Business Innovation Facility and The Partnering Initiative / International Business Leaders Forum
Website
http://thepartneringinitiative.org
Title
Partnerships Advisor (BIF), Director (TPI)
About My Work
I am the Director of The Partnering Initiative - a specialist programme of the IBLF - which works with all sectors to 'drive effective collaboration for a sustainable future'. We are responsible within the BIF programme for supporting the brokering of effective cross-sector partnerships to enable inclusive business models.
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Darian Stibbe's Blog

Launching BIF's Partnering For Inclusive Business Checklist

Inclusive business projects, by definition, tend to sit in areas outside of companies’ traditional comfort zones. Whether providing incomes to disadvantaged people by including them in the company’s value chain, or developing new markets with pro-poor products or services, they are rarely business as usual.

In some cases, this may mean companies partnering outside of their usual private sector partners – for example, engaging producer associations as suppliers, or working with a…

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Posted on July 4, 2013 at 9:30

To achieve inclusive business, companies must ramp up their ability to partner with other societal sectors

“Partnering with other sectors is a bit like being a parent. Until you’ve experienced it for yourself, you really can’t appreciate what it’s like” – head of education partnerships of a multinational bank.

Inclusive business (IB) projects, by definition, tend to sit in areas outside of companies’ traditional comfort zones. Whether providing incomes to disadvantaged people by including them in the company’s value chain, or developing new markets with…

Continue

Posted on July 10, 2012 at 10:07 — 6 Comments

Call for nominations of the World Business and Development Awards 2012 now open!

Do you have a successful inclusive business model that is both commercially successful, and is contributing to development?

The International Business Leaders Forum (IBLF), the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) have just launched a call for nominations for their World Business and Development Awards 2012.

The Awards are the pinnacle of recognition for how companies can, through their core business activities, help…

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Posted on February 2, 2012 at 13:30 — 1 Comment

Driving effective and systemic multi-sector collaboration

Nearly two decades ago, the UN’s Rio Declaration had the goal of “establishing a new and equitable global partnership through the creation of new levels of cooperation among States, key sectors of societies and people”.

A decade ago, the major outcome of the Johannesburg follow-up Summit (Rio+10) was around the launching of 350 ‘partnerships for sustainable development’. This year, Michael Porter took up the language of ‘creating shared value’ between business and society. And…

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Posted on June 9, 2011 at 12:44 — 2 Comments

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