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1 “Social Impact Through Collaboration Presented by Dr. Ian O. Williamson Helen Macpherson Smith Chair in Leadership for Social Impact Melbourne Business School i.williamson@mbs.edu

2 Asia Pacific Social Impact Leadership Centre Created in 2008 Support by the philanthropic, government, for-profit, and not-for-profit sectors. –Helen Macpherson Smith Trust –Melbourne Business School –Private and company donations –Federal Government Funds

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4 Social Impact Social impact: The creation of a positive, lasting change in the well-being of a communities constituents.

5 2 Factors Needed for Social Impact 1.Innovation 2.Sustainability

6 How can we generate social impact? Collaboration is the Key

7 The Advantage of Partnership Innovation stems most often from knowledge combination and complementarity Multiple stakeholders are needed for implementation and sustainability

8 Complementary Knowledge Social Ventures Strengths Deep knowledge of community needs Access to community members Needs Process, Platform and Resources for Scale For-Profit Organizations Strengths Financial Resources Process and Platform Technology Needs Insight into community issues Government Strengths Scale and Financial Resources Focus on Collective Well- being Needs Community access and implementation

9 Talent Pipeline Perspective on Social Impact External Shocks  Pipeline Leakage - Access to Healthcare - Culture/Values - Access to Education - Demographic Trends Identification/ Attraction Development Utilization Failure to Develop A Resilient Talent Pipeline Leads to Negative Organizational and Community Outcomes

10 Shell Social Issue –“Great Crew Change” –Decline in students pursuing technical careers –Underrepresentation of ethnic minorities Workforce Development Initative (WDI) –Created through the alignment of our social and community investment activities with business needs to strengthen talent pipeline. Key Partnerships –Teach for America –39 University MBA Programs –Hispanic Engineer National Achievement Awards Conference –Local K-12 School Districts

11 BHP Billiton Social Issue –Malaria Impact –Aluminium smelter project just outside Maputo, Mozambique –Disease caused the deaths of five employees during the construction phase alone –Lead to an absentee rates of 7 per cent –Pull out or fight? Initiative –Developed an anti-malaria headquarters –Partnered with the governments of Mozambique, South Africa and Swaziland and several international not-for-profit organizations –The project today spans three countries, covering 200,000 sq km and 4m people

12 Partnership, Talent Pipelines and Social Impact Cross-sector partnership can play a fundamental role in shaping the talent pipelines of communities Talent management is a key driver of community well-being in an information-based economy Effective talent pipelines = Social Impact

13 Keys to Effective Partnership 1.Evolution of Identity 2.Recognition of Partnerships Opportunities 3.Interaction

14 Role of Asia Pacific Social Impact Leadership Centre Create a space for innovation Shape and deliver new practice Research and disseminate

15 Graduate Certificate in Social Impact 4 course program Designed for professionals across the corporate, philanthropic, government and not-for-profit sectors Courses: Social Impact: Entrepreneurs and Social Innovation Corporate Responsibility and Accountability Social Investment and Philanthropy Leadership for Social Impact. For more information visit: http://www.mbs.edu/socialimpact

16 Strategic Focus of Our Centre Indigenous Businesses and Organisations Capacity Development in Third Sector –Organizational Leader Development –Social Entrepreneurship Pathways to Work

17 Thank You i.williamson@mbs.edu


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