This blog is the fourth in a mini-series called 'Success' in inclusive business published in partnership with Business Fights Poverty.
‘What, no cash?’ is what some business managers thought when they first heard the offer of technical assistance from the Business Innovation Facility.
‘Technical assistance can help…Continue
Posted on February 6, 2014 at 14:00
We live in a world where it is very difficult to be completely transparent. Any organisation that might at some stage be subject to media scrutiny is coached in how to answer media questions politely but blandly. They also generate their own material, which is carefully designed to present the company only in a good light.
Perhaps in frustration, any misstep that a company makes and is brought to light, is then reported in an exaggerated way, and out of context, so that it can become…Continue
Posted on January 30, 2014 at 6:30
In my recent blog ‘The rights and wrongs of partnership in the BIF portfolio’ I gave the Practitioner Hub readership a tantalising glimpse of the contents of a forthcoming Insider on large companies and partnership. Never wanting to assume that the surge of interest that this no doubt created would last all that long, I am now pleased to be able to tell…Continue
Posted on July 4, 2013 at 18:30 — 7 Comments
When we started to implement the Business Innovation Facility, I was among many who thought that supporting companies to partner would be central to what unfolded over the three years of the pilot. The Department for International Development (DFID) thought the same: in the contract notice partnering appeared in two of the three purpose statement for BIF.
As we started to talk to companies and develop our pipeline of projects, we didn’t see partnership emerging as a strong theme. We…Continue
Posted on June 21, 2013 at 11:00 — 2 Comments