IAOP Unveils Its Impact Sourcing Champions Index

First-Ever List of Companies Distinguished as Impact Sourcing Trailblazers 

WINDERMERE, FL, July 22, 2020 – IAOP®, today unveiled the Impact Sourcing Champions Index, the first-ever register of those organizations that have distinguished themselves as trailblazers in impact sourcing.
“This initiative is close to my heart and it’s easy to understand why,” said Debi Hamill, IAOP’s CEO. “Doing well by doing good is now more important than ever. Ensuring 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 is one of the most sustainable means to economic growth. I am proud of the work these organizations are doing and look forward to growing the index.”

The Impact Sourcing Champions Index is produced in partnership with the Global Mentorship Initiative (GMI).

To be included, companies submitted an online application, which was then reviewed by IAOP and its Social Impact Committee, or received eligibility as a GISC Standard Adopter or previously received IAOP’s Global Impact Sourcing Award. The index is showcased on IAOP's website, in PULSE Magazine and will be featured in the October 2020 “Change the World” issue of FORTUNE Magazine®.  

IAOP is committed to the promotion of Impact Sourcing as a transformative business model as well as in supporting IAOP members who are putting impact sourcing into action.

The Global Impact Sourcing Coalition defines Impact Sourcing as a business practice where companies prioritize 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 benefits, for suppliers, including access to new sources of talent, higher levels of employee engagement, and lower attrition rates, while offering employees their first step onto a career ladder that leads to economic self-sufficiency through income growth, skills development, and professional advancement.

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