It is with great pride that today we announce Intelligent Sourcing is the new home of UK & Ireland Impact Sourcing Chapter. Working directly with our colleagues at BPESA and IAOP we are delighted to be highlighting the topic to all our readers and followers and bringing a much-needed spotlight to the concept of Impact Sourcing.
Intelligent Sourcing founder and a big advocate of Impact Sourcing explained, ‘For us it’s a natural fit. Having seen impact sourcing first had and been involved in several events around it I feel honoured to be flying the flag for our region. I am excited to me working with Debi Hamill at IAOP and Traci Freeman at BPESA, both of whom we already work closely with. It is such an important topic that needs more airtime and needs to be spoken about in our sector especially in the boardroom’.
While BPESA will be focused the African market with IAOP covering the North American region we will be looking at Impact Sourcing closer to home and the benefits it has to organisations of all sizes aiming to continue the work of the Global Impact Sourcing Coalition (GISC).
For those new to the concept of Impact Sourcing we aim to educate and share stories and case studies of what it means to an organisation and the benefits that come with it.
Impact Sourcing is not charity. Impact Sourcing is a business practice where a company prioritises suppliers that intentionally hire and provide career development opportunities to people who otherwise have limited prospects for formal employment. It is about creating opportunity and revenue streams for those that would not normally have it. When you embrace impact sourcing you are not only providing a job for an individual, but you are helping families and communities grow.
Impact Sourcing has been shown to provide many business and social benefits. Service providers access new sources of talent, achieve higher levels of employee engagement and lower attrition rates. Supplier employees take their first step onto a career ladder that leads to economic self-sufficiency through income growth, skills development, and professional advancement.
We would love to hear your own stories and experiences and share these with our readers. Please visit our dedicated Impact Sourcing page and read some of the content that has already been submitted. This is such an important story to tell and there will be lots more to come.