What is the Global Impact Sourcing Coalition?
The GISC is a global network of businesses creating jobs for those most in need through the power of procurement and global supply chains.
Vision: Our vision is that all people in the world have the opportunity to obtain productive employment and decent work.
Mission: Our mission is to build more inclusive global supply chains through advancing widescale adoption of Impact Sourcing.
What is Impact Sourcing?
Impact Sourcing is a business practice where a company prioritizes suppliers that intentionally hire and provide career development opportunities to people who otherwise have limited prospects for formal employment.
Impact Sourcing has been shown to provide many business and social benefits. Service providers have access to new sources of talent, achieve higher levels of employee engagement and lower attrition rates. Impact Sourcing employees take their first step onto a career ladder that leads to economic self-sufficiency through income growth, skills development, and professional advancement.
Why Join the GISC?
Social Impact: Learn how to create jobs in your supply chain that achieve social impact for workers, families and communities.
Tools: Gain access to tested tools and methodologies to scale up Impact Sourcing.
Knowledge Exchange: Learn about global Impact Sourcing best practices with peers.
Leadership: Demonstrate leadership by joining members in the Impact Sourcing Challenge to hire 100,000 impact workers by the end of 2020.
Reputation Enhancement: Demonstrate your commitment to supplier inclusion and diversity.
Business/Vendor Development: Access or be part of the members’exclusive Impact Sourcing Directory.
Who Are Impact Workers?
People hired into an organization who were previously long-term unemployed or living under the national poverty line.
One of the most sustainable means to inclusive economic growth and poverty reduction is to ensure that disadvantaged populations have access to formal employment and decent work, allowing them to improve their conditions, acquire a career, and thus lift themselves, their families, and their communities out of poverty.
Who Are GISC Members?
GISC members include companies that are interested in either buying or providing Impact Sourcing services.
Buyers (or client firms): Organizations – including multinational corporations, small to medium enterprises, government units, private sector units – that outsource to service providers.
Suppliers (or service providers): Companies that perform business services for client firms, such as business process outsourcing (BPO).