Incentives & Opportunities for Scaling the Impact Sourcing Sector
September 1, 2012
This report, produced by Avasant and supported by The Rockefeller Foundation, is designed to enhance the understanding of the Impact Sourcing sector and specifically focuses on key initiatives that will help to develop and sustain the sector.
History tells us that innovation and technological change have been important catalysts for economic growth, social transformation and improvements in standards of living. However, the benefits have often flowed unevenly and disproportionately to the wealthiest, the best skilled and those living in the most politically stable environments, while others have fallen into deeper relative poverty, exacerbating socioeconomic gaps. Often, the achievement of economic growth necessarily implied a zero-sum contest among different societal groups or countries, where the advancement of some must come at the expense of others.