BSR developed this report with the support of The Rockefeller Foundation to capture lessons learned from the launch, implementation, and sunset of the Global Impact Sourcing Coalition (GISC). We aim, through this report, to help current and future collaborative initiatives to benefit from our learnings, progress, and missed opportunities. We also seek to inform philanthropic foundations and other donors of the opportunity to support high-impact, private sector-led partnerships for sustainable development.
The report provides an overview of the Impact Sourcing movement and the GISC, followed by an analysis of the GISC partnership against five key success factors for high impact collaborations, highlighting both successes and missed opportunities. It concludes with recommendations for the Impact Sourcing movement, future collaborations, and donors and other contributors to collaborative initiatives for sustainable development.