Industry Insights

Generation Jobless: How Impact Enterprises Works to Reduce the Skills Gap

Youth unemployment has become a growing problem worldwide, both in developed and developing countries. As the world’s youth population continues to grow in size, there simply aren’t enough jobs to employ them. This led The Economist to dub today’s youth “Generation Jobless.” According to the United Nations, nearly 3.5 billion people globally are under the [...]

2016-03-31T12:52:05-04:00By |Zambia|

Social Impact Measurement: What are the Tools?

Part 2 of 2 Recently, we looked at how social enterprises are establishing a model for future industries. By blending social awareness into traditional business practices, companies gain various benefits that lead to long-term results. At first glance, this may seem obvious and optimistic, but how do we actually measure the social impact? Measuring the [...]

2015-10-22T14:07:52-04:00By |Impact Stories|

Can Social Entrepreneurship Succeed?

Part 1 of 2 The Social Enterprise Model Social enterprises are on the rise and they’re demonstrating a new way of doing business. Emerging from the innovations of decades of social initiatives, they are now reshaping companies in ways not thought possible. And there’s much we can all learn from their example. The social enterprise [...]

2015-10-02T17:00:02-04:00By |Impact Stories|

How Investment in Internet is Changing Africa

Information and communication technology is driving the new “knowledge-based” economy in the developed and developing world. However, internet access remains comparatively low in Africa, with internet penetration at 20% for the continent. The barriers to internet usage are many, including the high cost and lack of access, and for those who do have internet access [...]

2015-07-22T16:42:49-04:00By |Impact Stories|

Generation Jobless: How Impact Enterprises Works to Reduce the Skills Gap

Youth unemployment has become a growing problem worldwide, both in developed and developing countries. As the world’s youth population continues to grow in size, there simply aren’t enough jobs to employ them. This led The Economist to dub today’s youth “Generation Jobless.” According to the United Nations, nearly 3.5 billion people globally are under the [...]

2015-07-09T16:52:00-04:00By |Zambia|

Digital Jobs Are The Key for Tomorrow

According to the Population Reference Bureau, up to 51% of youth are unemployed in southern Africa. Unemployment undermines the foundations of a stable, prosperous society and restricts opportunities for growth. The economic and social costs of unemployment are well known, often locking people into a vicious cycle of poverty and exclusion. With 90% of the [...]

2015-03-03T08:15:38-05:00By |Impact Stories|

The Changing Face of Outsourcing

As the outsourcing industry has matured over the last 30 years, a shift in the competitive landscape has exposed the colossal opportunity for impact sourcing. The industry has reached a divergence point, exposing inefficiencies that require new solutions. The business process outsourcing (BPO) industry has played a crucial role in the growth and improved efficiency [...]

2015-02-03T08:14:35-05:00By |Impact Stories|

The Global Value of Impact Sourcing

Our digital age is transforming our world in unprecedented ways. Investment and innovation in technology is providing access to new populations and new services never before possible. While this directly enriches communities around the world, established markets are also witnessing how they benefit from a more connected planet. The impact sourcing industry is a glowing [...]

2015-01-20T08:12:59-05:00By |Impact Stories|