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Aligning philanthropy and social development with Sustainable Development Goals

The adoption of the Sustainable Development Goals by the United Nations in 2015 has resulted in a seismic shift in the social development and humanitarian sectors. The 17 SDGs offer a blueprint that aims to align economic, social and environmental development. They are the most visionary development goals ever set and the intent behind the global goals is to mobilise …

Sustainable development

HomeSearch ResultsSustainable developmentSustainable development is one of the cornerstones of our service offering. From extensive research by various experts in a number of management and scientific areas, it is clear that the business world as we know it is changing. Our challenges are evolving and the tools we need to address such challenges have to take multi-faceted issues into account. …

Training and Capacity Development

HomeSearch ResultsTraining and Capacity DevelopmentTwo decades of experienceOver the past 20 years, Next Generation has trained more than 5,000 professionals at some of the biggest companies and government organisations on the African continent.Next Generation has assisted numerous grantmaking organisations, development agencies, foundations and trusts to develop, manage and measure high impact and high social investment strategies and programmes. As specialised …

How stakeholder engagement improves community development projects and programmes

Engagement refers to the many ways in which companies connect with and involve stakeholders and the community in the development and implementation of community initiatives. Engagement covers a range of participation options, ranging from information sharing and consultation to active involvement in decision-making processes. Engagement is not about public relations or marketing a particular view or decision, but involves key …

Scaling impact, or impact at scale?

One of the biggest challenges in the development, humanitarian and social sectors is scaling the work undertaken by a large range of stakeholders to bring about greater impact on multidimensional levels.

In this presentation below we aim to provide guidance for achieving greater impact at scale. We do this as we recognize that to have more meaningful and sustainable impact at greater scale, we may have to change the way we think about development and do development.

We trust this resource will add value to the work of practitioners, funders, grantmakers, donors, philanthropists and social investors as well as the social purpose organisations whose main objective and mission is to bring about large-scale impact and sustainable development.

2018 CSI trends, forecasts and impacts – presentation

The days of funding out of a moral or compliance imperative are over; instead, development financing is seen as a good investment, providing valuable returns and commercial opportunity, while contributing to positive and sustainable development.

STAKEHOLDER MANAGEMENT

Stakeholder engagement is—and will remain—a core element of the sustainability toolkit. It is a fundamental component of materiality assessments, which are then used to inform sustainability strategy, reporting, and disclosure. Corporations need stakeholder management strategies to understand and respond to existing and emerging societal concerns. Without input from key stakeholder groups, any approach to sustainability will be limited by an …

Science based evidence – the lifeblood of the humanitarian ecosystem

We know that high quality development data is the foundation for meaningful policymaking, efficient resource allocation, and effective public service delivery.Consider if you will – how, the Covid-19 pandemic that is now nearing a 18-month cycle – impacts all aspects of our lives and work. But it has also become clearer how important data, statistics and scientific evidence have become. …

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Using Innovative finance for new economic models in a new world

“We are at the beginning of a mass extinction and all you can talk about is money and fairy tales of eternal economic growth. How dare you!” thundered climate activist Greta Thunberg at the 2019 UN General Assembly. The Swedish teenagers stinging words couldn’t be more accurate. To achieve the Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) and address the climate crisis requires …

Understanding the concept and value of social innovation

The term social innovation has been used in a number of ways. Some of the earliest references, dating back to the 1960s, use it to refer to experimental research in the social sciences and humanities. Since then, the term has been used in reference to social enterprise and social entrepreneurship, technological innovations which yield social benefits, corporate social responsibility and …