BOSTON, January 20, 2022 /3BL Media/ - FSG, a global social impact advisory firm, is pleased to announce that Chirlie Felix has joined the firm as a managing director. In her new role, Chirlie will help lead the firm’s corporate racial equity work alongside a talented team of social change experts.
How much does true change cost? Who is best placed to invest? What are the win-wins and trade-offs?
Economics of Impact is an emerging practice by which purpose-led companies are answering these questions, pushing the impact measurement and management frontier, and starting a whole new conversation with their ESG investors.
Imagine a group of Americans facing a barrage of structural challenges: rapid demographic change, mortality rates 75% higher than comparable populations, deep racial inequities, a housing affordability crisis, high rates of concentrated persistent poverty, systemic barriers to accessing state and federal resources, front line impacts of climate change, a profound economic decline, to name a few. Surely, you’d think, this community would be a primary focus of philanthropy and a topic of nuanced national discourse.
New Report from FSG Calls on Entire Philanthropic Sector to Address Global Warming, Center on Climate Justice
BOSTON, November 2, 2021 /3BL Media/ - As leaders from around the world gather in Glasgow, Scotland for COP26 to discuss a unified response to climate change, a new report from global social impact advisory firm FSG calls on the philanthropic sector to fully embrace the challenge of meeting the threats to vulnerable communities posed by global warming.
In the midst of a pandemic and unprecedented recession, purpose-led companies have the enormous potential to advance equity and reverse deepening disparities.
We have seen multiple businesses making pledges to advance more equitable markets. But commitments are easy to make and hard to keep. To truly become a purpose-led company, companies must understand how products sold, their operations and associated costs, and yes, profit, close or widen inequities in our societies.
It seems like almost every company has made statements recently supporting racial equity. However, it is quite evident that many are putting more effort into saying the right things than putting their words into action.
But even among the companies that are earnestly exploring the ways their businesses can advance racial equity, there seems to be a pervasive mental model that is getting in the way of having more impact.
May 11, 2021 /3BL Media/ - A new report released today by a partnership consisting of PolicyLink, FSG, and JUST Capital reveals what some of America’s CEOs and C-suite leaders identify as the key challenges to advancing racial equity and what it means for what comes next.
Implementers of market-based sanitation (MBS) interventions have a vested interest in creating a competitive supply of toilets in India. To do so requires them to improve the viability of sanitation enterprises in the market. Implementers, however, often lack an understanding of enterprise viability.
Gender-lens (or gender-smart) investing refers to investments that achieve greater social and financial returns on investment by focusing on businesses that are owned or led by women, have good gender balance, and/or serve women customers with their products and services.