Measuring Social Impact – “Creating the future of the Social Edge” (Article)
By Monaem Ben Lellahom
Measuring Social Impact – Envisioning the Future "Social Edge” and Social Return on Investment
A few years ago, most of the private sector companies, or CSR donors, probably wouldn’t have thought to ask organizations like INJAZ, Emirates Foundation and other non-profit organization in the region, what impact their financial or in-kind contribution will have at the end?
How will they know when they have been successful?
How can they measure their social outputs in a clear and understandable way?
How will they know and report if they achieve their social objectives?
How should a nonprofit manager respond when a donor asks for proof of his or her contribution's impact on a particular social issue?
The donors are all struggling .....
Sustainable Supply Chain (Publication)
By Monaem Ben Lellahom
Sustainable Supply Chain to drive financial and economic growth
In recent years the sustainability industry has evolved to include almost every area of business and industry. Due to the dramatic strides sustainability has made and its holistic nature, it is understandable that the two most apparent areas, the environment and society, would receive much of our attention. There has been a lack of concern for the area of the economy and alignment with business needs. Moreover, it has not been used enough as a mechanism to enhance the supply chain or product value. Lately, business leaders are learning to see substantial benefits and profitability beyond “green initiatives” by giving back time and money to the community and eliminating waste. Interest.....
The Issue of the UAE and GCC Water Footprint (Publication)
By Eric Hensel
The Issue of the UAE and GCC Water Footprint
Note: This article is what we call a rolling issue article. In effect we are creating a live document that we may eventually publish or connect to a chain of other documents aided by our lovely supporters. The reason for making it live even during editing is to engage the community for their contribution on the issue and include some soft data where we lack hard facts. For this reason wherever you see a note saying, "citation required" or the likes please feel free to contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org if you can help provide data. We will avoid the forum or comment style feedback because we feel people often veer too far off topic. It is through this interactive and "rolling" process tha.....