IAOP Partners with The Rockefeller Foundation to Launch Global Impact Sourcing Award: Applications Now Open
Esteemed Panel of Judges Named
WINDERMERE, FL, Oct. 5, 2017 – IAOP®, the member-based association that brings together outsourcing customers, providers and advisors, globally, to improve business service models and outcomes, today announced the launch of its Global Impacting Sourcing Award (GISA), which recognizes industry professionals who are leaders in Impact Sourcing. 
As a long-time supporter of Impact Sourcing and Corporate Social Responsibility, IAOP and several of its leading members have joined with The Rockefeller Foundation and Global Impact Sourcing Coalition (GISC) to raise awareness, share best practices, test models and measure the progress of this socially responsible business practice. Impact Sourcing happens when organizations intentionally hire and provide career development opportunities to people who otherwise have limited prospects for sustainable employment. It can provide the start of a meaningful career path leading to a lifetime of full employment and can happen in any geography.
Esteemed Panel of Judges Named:

  • Mamadou Biteye, Managing Director, Africa Regional Office, The Rockefeller Foundation
  • Mary Lewis, Manager, Sourcing, Sprint
  • Dr. Ron Babin, Associate Professor and Faculty Association Executive, Ryerson University; Chair, Board of Directors, the Centre for Outsourcing Research and Education
  • Jocelyn Azada, Supply Chain Sustainability and Responsibility Leader, Nielsen
  • Wendy Shlensky, VP, Analyst and Advisor Relations, HGS
  • Natalia Grekova, CSR Manager, Luxoft
Leadership teams from customer or provider organizations from all sizes are eligible to self-nominate through an online application. IAOP membership is not required to apply. The Global Impact Sourcing Award will be presented annually at the Outsourcing World Summit, starting at OWS18 in Orlando.
Learn more here.
The importance of Impact Sourcing—as both a good business model and a socially responsible way to do business—has been known for years. Today, with a much more global focus, the practice is gaining momentum. There was very strong interest during OWS17.

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