Evolving Partnerships: A Guide to Working with Business for Greater Social Change

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Greenleaf Publishing, Jul 1, 2011 - Political Science - 167 pages
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This guidebook seeks to distill the author's 15 years of experience with the advanced strategic planning of partnerships. Its aim is to enable those involved in cross-sectoral partnerships to achieve a greater scale of impact and effect social change.

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1 A planet of partnerships
2 Generations of partnership
3 Transcending limitations with a third generation ofpartnerships
4 Assessing your partnering
5 Evolving to the next generation of partnership
6 The challenges facing thirdgeneration partners
7 The particular opportunities and challenges of thirdgeneration partnerships for development
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Lifeworth Consulting
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Associate Professor Jem Bendell is an adviser, educator, researcher and writer with 15 years at the forefront of innovations in business responses to sustainable development.

With a PhD in international policy, over 100 publications (including four books and four United Nations reports), Dr Bendell is an award-winning international authority on business_society relations, lecturing in 15 countries and quoted in media such as The Financial Times, International Herald Tribune, El Pais, Tatler and on CNBC.

Since graduating from the University of Cambridge, Bendell has sought collaboration with people who seek to contribute to, and benefit from, the transformation of markets to promote global well-being.

Director of Lifeworth Consulting, coordinating a team of 16 associates, Dr Bendell works with UN agencies, international charities, universities and business, in over a dozen countries, having lived and worked in eight. He has helped create innovative initiatives, including the Marine Stewardship Council, to endorse sustainable fisheries; the Financial Innovation Lab, to promote sustainable finance; founded and runs CSR Geneva, a network of over 700 professionals in Geneva; and the Authentic Luxury Network, for professionals promoting responsible luxury goods and services.

As an academic, Dr Bendell has lectured at business and design schools around the world, has worked with the dean of a business school in Australia to make it a leading sustainability school in the Asia Pacific, and has been an academic convener for three international conferences on this subject (in the UK, Switzerland and Australia).

His personal blog attracts over 20,000 individual visitors and his company's portal of jobs and events in corporate responsibility averages 8,000 visitors each month.

Bendell's current focus is the potential of luxury brands, international finance, management education and inter-organisational collaboration to promote a movement towards global well-being. His "Deeper Luxury" report on the responsibility of luxury brands appeared in over 50 newspapers and magazines worldwide in the month of its release and continues to appear in fashion and business press today. Bendell's fourth book, The Corporate Responsibility Movement, was published in 2009.

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