Knowledge Resources: Sustainable Business & Business Social Impact

How can businesses best leverage their resources and operations for the good of broader society? How can business philanthropy and social investment have the greatest impact? These materials look at these questions, as well as how philanthropists and nonprofit organizations can work with the business sector.

Video: Scaling for Greater Social Impact: Insights from Synergos Consulting Services
By Leah Bradford Francis | 2/2017 | Watch video

Seeing Agriculture in Nigeria as a Business
By Victoria Fajemilehin | 9/2016 | Abstract | Full Text

Video: Insight Talk by Ben Goldhirsh
By Ben Goldhirsh | 5/2016 | Watch video

In it for the long-haul: How sustainability professionals can go the distance
By John Heller | 10/2015 | Full Text

Responsabilidad social en minería: se requiere articular los esfuerzos
By Sonia Balcazar | Overview 9/2015 | Full Text

The Bhavishya Alliance: A Multisectoral Initiative to Address Undernutrition in Maharashtra
By Surita Sandosham, Ishaprasad Bhagwat, and V. Ramani for POSHAN | 10/2014 | Overview | Full Text

Maharashtra’s child stunting declines: What is driving them?
By Lawrence Haddad, Nick Nisbett, Inka Barnett, Elsa Valli for IDS and UNICEF | 8/2014 | Overview | Full Text

Video: University for a Night 2014 Plenary
With Paul Polman, Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala and Peggy Dulany | 5/2014 | See video

Mireya and Oswaldo Cisneros: Using communications technology to build capacity for social action in Latin America
In Global Giving Matters | 9/2103 | Full Text

Identification of levers for pharmaceutical companies to impact the Base of the Pyramid
By Synergos Consulting Services | 7/2013 Full Text

Identification of levers to impact the Base of the Pyramid with nutrition and sustainable sourcing projects
By Synergos Consulting Services | 7/2013 Full Text

Survey of civil society leaders on the role of corporations in delivering social impact
By Synergos Consulting Services | 7/2013 Full Text

Philanthropy for tourism and development in Africa
In Global Giving Matters | 1/2013 | Full Text

Joshua Mailman: A profile in impact investing
In Global Giving Matters | 11/2012 | Full Text

Ten Lessons on Multi-Stakeholder Partnerships
By Synergos | 10/2012 | Full Text

Learning from a Partnership for Child Nutrition in India
By Synergos and Bhavishya Alliance Overview 5/2012 | Full Text

Rising Schools: Mother-daughter team uses microenterprise approach to improve education in Ghana
In Global Giving Matters | 7/2011 | Full Text

Video: Ahp-cii-uk Improves Quality of Life in Communities in Canada
By British Columbia Public Service | 5/2011 | Watch video

University for a Night Plenary Highlights
With Bisi Adeleye-Fayemi, Jennifer Buffett, Peter Buffett, Helen LaKelly Hunt, Eve Ensler, and Peggy Dulany | 4/2011 | Full Text

Funding in the Field of Climate Change
By The Synergos Institute and the Institute for Philanthropy | 10/2009 | Abstract | Full Text

Alianzas Intersectoriales: Empresas, Gobiernos y Sociedad Civil
By Daniel Domagala | 10/2009 | Abstract | Full Text

University for a Night 2009 Plenary Discussion
By The Synergos Institute | 9/2009 | Abstract | Full Text

Microfinance and Peacebuilding: Exploring New Approaches in Colombia
By The Synergos Institute and the AlvarAlice Foundation | 7/2009 | Abstract | Full Text

Building Multi-Sectoral Partnerships To Address Complex Problems: Lessons from the Partnership for Child Nutrition and the Bhavishya Alliance, India
By Surita Sandosham and David Winder | 11/2008 | Abstract | Full Text

Leadership for Social Justice: A Dialogue

University for a Night 2008 Plenary Discussion
By The Synergos Institute | 9/2008 | Abstract | Full Text

Conversation with Emilio Azcárraga Jean about Philanthropy in Latin America
By The Synergos Institute | 9/2008 | Abstract | Full Text

Media + Philanthropy = Synergy: Emilio Azcárraga Reshapes Corporate Philanthropy in Mexico
By Neil Carlson | 9/2008 | Abstract | Full Text

Building the Financial Vitality of Border Familes
By Ann Tartre and Carla Roberts | 5/2008 | Abstract | Full Text

Philanthropy in Kenya: A Global Supply Chain for Grassroots Technology + Manu Chandaria's Legacy of Philanthropy and Civic Engagement
By Neil Carson | 10/2007 | Abstract | Full Text

University for a Night 2007 Plenary Discussion
By The Synergos Institute | 10/2007 | Abstract | Full Text

Investing in Africa
By Hylton Appelbaum, Swanee Hunt and Narciso Matos | 10/2007 | Abstract | Full Text

Video: Bhavishya Alliance India - Getting Started
By Synergos 12/2006 Watch video

Millennium Promise Alliance -- Mobilizing the private sector to meet the MDGs
By Lynn Peebles | 11/2006 | Abstract | Full Text

Raymond Chambers -- Pioneering approaches in business and philanthropy
By Lynn Peebles | 11/2006 | Abstract | Full Text

University for a Night 2006 Plenary Discussion
By The Synergos Institute | 10/2006 | Abstract | Full Text

How Philanthropists Can Effect Change Through Public-Private Partnerships
By Jin Zidell, Dan Vermeer, Michael Madnick, Amir Dossal and Beth Cohen | 10/2006 | Abstract | Full Text

Clinton Global Initiative -- Putting the private sector to work for social change
By Lynn Peebles | 3/2006 | Abstract | Full Text

Nike Foundation: Getting girls on the anti-poverty agenda
By Lynn Peebles | 3/2006 | Abstract | Full Text

Interview with Robert H. Dunn
By Alliance Magazine | 2/2006 | Abstract | Full Text

Future of Philanthropy in Brazil: Creating a More Diverse Sector
By Candace A. Lessa and Fernando Rossetti | 12/2005 | Abstract | Full Text

Shell Foundation -- Bringing more than money to the table
By Lynn Peebles | 9/2005 | Abstract | Full Text

World Economic Forum initiatives bridge divides
By Lynn Peebles | 6/2005 | Abstract | Full Text

Ratan N. Tata: Linking shareholder value and social responsibility
By Lynn Peebles | 4/2005 | Abstract | Full Text

India's Tata Group: Empowering marginalized communities
By Lynn Peebles | 4/2005 | Abstract | Full Text

Lynn Fritz: Mobilizing business expertise for measurable gain in humanitarian relief
By Lynn Peebles | 1/2005 | Abstract | Full Text

Lessons learned from private sector strengthen links in humanitarian supply chain
By Lynn Peebles | 1/2005 | Abstract | Full Text

Helio Mattar -- A catalyst for corporate social responsibility in Brazil
By Lynn Peebles | 10/2004 | Abstract | Full Text

PricewaterhouseCoopers' Project Ulysses - Linking global leadership training to community development
By Lynn Peebles | 10/2004 | Abstract | Full Text

Oded Grajew: A new type of Business Leadership is possible
By Andres Falconer | 8/2004 | Abstract | Full Text

Lopez Family Values -- Philanthropy in the Philippines
By Lynn Peebles | 5/2004 | Abstract | Full Text

VillageReach -- The last mile is just as important as the first
By Lynn Peebles | 1/2004 | Abstract | Full Text

University for a Night 2003 Plenary Remarks
By Bruce Klatsky | 11/2003 | Abstract | Full Text

Secure the Future -- Building Capacity from the Ground Up in Africa
By Lynn Peebles | 11/2003 | Abstract | Full Text

Corporate Resources for Local Development in the Philippines: The Jaime V. Ongpin Foundation, Inc.
By Ernesto Garilao & Gil Tuparan | 8/2003 | Abstract | Full Text

Investimento Social Privado e os Fundos Patrimonias: Um estudo de caso sobre o desenvolvimento do endowment da Fundação O Boticário de Proteção à Natureza
By GIFE | Grupo de Institutos Fundações e Empresas e O Instituto Synergos | 7/2003 | Abstract | Full Text

University for a Night 2000 Plenary Remarks
By Mark Malloch Brown | 5/2003 | Abstract | Full Text

Q & A with Jaime Augusto Zobel de Ayala II
By Myra Alperson | 5/2003 | Abstract | Full Text

Alfredo Achar -- Partnerships Make the Difference
By Myra Alperson | 5/2003 | Abstract | Full Text

José Ignacio Avalos Hernández -- Full-time Philanthropist with a Businessman’s Mind-Set
By Myra Alperson | 1/2003 | Abstract | Full Text

Philanthropy and Malaria: A Brief Guide
By Global Philanthropy Partnership | 1/2003 | Abstract | Full Text

Building for the Future
By The Synergos Institute | 11/2002 | Abstract | Full Text

The Roles of Partnership and Bridging Leadership in Building Stronger Communitites
By David Winder | 11/2002 | Abstract | Full Text

University for a Night 2002 Plenary Remarks
By Helio Mattar | 10/2002 | Abstract | Full Text

University for a Night 2002 Plenary Remarks
By William B. Harrison, Jr. | 10/2002 | Abstract | Full Text

University for a Night 2002 Report
By The Synergos Institute | 10/2002 | Abstract | Full Text

Philanthropy in South Africa: Real Family Affairs
By Myra Alperson | 10/2002 | Abstract | Full Text

Exceptional Organization and an Unusual Leader in Mexico: The Case of FECHAC and Samuel Kalisch
By Mariana Rangel Padilla | 8/2002 | Abstract | Full Text

Corporations and Community Foundations: A Natural Partnership
By Shannon St. John | 6/2002 | Abstract | Full Text

Q & A with Stephan Schmidheiny
By Myra Alperson | 5/2002 | Abstract | Full Text

Diversified Approach to Self-Financing: A Case Study of Hogar de Cristo
By Nonprofit Enterprise and Self-Sustainability Team | 6/2001 | Abstract | Full Text

Criando uma Ponte Financeira Para o Setor Privado
By A. Scott DuPree e David Winder com Cristina Parnetti, Chandni Prasad e Shari Turitz | 12/2000 | Abstract | Full Text

Creating a Financial Bridge to the Private Sector
By A. Scott DuPree and David Winder with Cristina Parnetti, Chandni Prasad and Shari Turitz | 8/2000 | Abstract | Full Text

University for a Night 2000 Plenary Remarks
By Charles A. Heimbold, Jr. | 5/2000 | Abstract | Full Text

University for a Night 2000 Plenary Remarks
By Richard A. McGinn | 5/2000 | Abstract | Full Text

University for a Night 2000 Report
By The Synergos Institute | 5/2000 | Abstract | Full Text

University for a Night 1999 Recommendations
By The Synergos Institute | 5/1999 | Abstract | Full Text

University for a Night 1999 Plenary Remarks
By Michel Camdessus | 5/1999 | Abstract | Full Text

Corporate Sector Leadership in Social Responsibility
By S. Bruce Schearer | 2/1999 | Abstract | Full Text

Social Investment as a Way of Bridging Gaps: A Special Role for People of Wealth
By Peggy Dulany | 10/1997 | Abstract | Full Text

Puerto Rico Community Foundation: A Case Study
By Maria del C. Arteta and William Lockwood-Benet | 1/1997 | Abstract | Full Text

Philippine Business for Social Progress: A Case Study
By Victor E. Tan and Maurino P. Bolante | 1/1997 | Abstract | Full Text

Child Relief and You-Cry (India): A Case Study
By Anthony D'Souza | 1/1997 | Abstract | Full Text