GISC expands steering committee

The Global Impact Sourcing Steering Group (GISC), on whose foundation we report in the current issue of Intelligent Sourcing, has been expanding its steering committee. Specifically it’s been building on input from people on the buy side.

You can read detailed introductions to the new members here, but in a nutshell they are:

 David Rickard, director, Microsoft procurement, who comments: “Having seen first-hand the passion and commitment impact sourced workers bring to their jobs and the resulting benefit to the customers they serve, I feel strongly that we need to demonstrate the business benefits of Impact Sourcing beyond the “feel good” factor.”

Erin Lambert, global head of sourcing, Bloomberg, who adds: “We have a long history as a company of pairing philanthropy and corporate social responsibility with our commercial activities. I spend a good portion of my time looking for the right partners, and discussing expectations for hiring, developing and growing employees with our service providers. We are pushing providers to examine their programs, as well as placement in our accounts.@

Subhojit Roye, head of global alliances, TechMahindra BPS. who says: “Humanity’s innate desire to rise is the driving purpose for the Mahindra Group, parent company of TechMahindra (TechM). Aligned to this “Rise for Good” mission, we focus on multiple constituencies including girls, youth, and farmers to support education, health and livelihood enhancement.”

Tony McDonald, CFO, Samasource. He adds: “We’ve given work to over 8,600 people to date, across Africa, South Asia and the Americas. Through partners and our own data centers in developing countries, we’ve learned how to sustainably connect marginalized people to digital work to lift them, their families and communities out of poverty.”

Impact sourcing’s mission is to use outsourcing, nearshoring and whatever else to have a beneficial impact on the communities involved as well as fulfilling the business metrics around it. Intelligent Sourcing will continue to cover the area as frankly it’s one of the best things our industry does – so far!

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