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Funding Sources

Design Phase Funding

1.) Chatham House, The Royal Institute of International Affairs. Their mission statement is to “To help build a sustainably secure, prosperous and just world, through informed debate, independent analysis, new policy ideas, and outreach to audiences.” on a national and global level. This directly ties into our project goals as we are addressing and hoping to influence the outcome of new policy ideas through a process of outreach to various audiences. They would be extremely useful in the design phase in financially supporting us as we reach out to multiple different think tanks, companies, universities and conferences in hopes to disseminate our unique findings. In order to establish credibility and increase our partnerships, we will likely need to attend conferences similar to the ones that they hold, and the transportation fees for these experiences will be be covered by their funding. Their funding will also be beneficial in covering the prices for our documentary series, as we create it, edit, publish, and share it on multiple platforms.

source: https://www.chathamhouse.org/about/mission

2.) Satell Institute. (I’m super excited about this one) They are a Think and Do Tank dedicated to Corporate Social Responsibility. They are a nonpartisan, nonprofit operating foundation, it is fully-funded by a multi-million dollar endowment, located in Philadelphia. They “employs the expertise of leading academic scholars at institutions such as the University of Pennsylvania, Harvard, Cornell,  and Stanford, as well as Erasmus University, Hertie School of Governance, and the University of Basel. Their research and recommendations—published in the form of white papers, journal articles, and experimental studies—are the information platform for our work.” These schools are all great, and we can be added to the list. I plan to reach out to them very shortly with a proposal to partner and be added to that list of high ranking universities that supply their research considering our work is exactly like theirs. They would be great in the beginning design phases of our project as well as for funding . They could also be useful to us in our dissemination phase as well, as they publish articles that are related to CSR. For example, featured on their site is an article titled Participatory Corporate Social Responsibility with Public Policy Impact: The Case Study of the Holcim Foundation in Ecuador. Once we have our unique findings, our case study results can be published here.

source: https://www.satellinstitute.org/do-tank/partnerships/

Dissemination Phase:

1.) Brookings. They are “a nonprofit public policy organization based in DC. Our mission is to conduct in-depth research that leads to new ideas for solving problems facing society society at the local, national, and global level. ” On their site, they post articles about different updates for Sustainable Development issues and projects all over the world. They will be great for us to partner with and possibly have our findings/rubric be posted there for people to see. If we received funding from them, they would be funding our research for further knowledge and insights to improve upon what we discover over the summer. This could take form in a second trip in 2020, or with different trips to other partners/ conferences, or hiring professional services for our docu-series.

source: https://www.brookings.edu/topic/global-development/

2.) Centre for Policy Research. They are “a non-profit, non-partisan independent institution dedicated to conducting research that contributes to the production of high quality scholarship, better policies, and a more robust public discourse about the structures and processes that shape life in India.” This will pair extremely well for us, because they are based and focused in India, and additionally they have similar goals to us- sustainable developmental/social policy issues. Their funding would be used in our documentary series as well, but also in connecting with more people on ground (in India), and more interviews with the right people. This would allow us to deepen our analysis and uniqueness of our findings.

source: http://www.cprindia.org/about


1.) Graduate School of Stanford Business, they have an entire section focused on CSR so it is likely that they would be interested in our project and be interested in pairing with us. This would be useful for credibility which is an important step to getting us to scale, and reaching 1 million people.

source: https://libguides.stanford.edu/hottopic-csr

2.) The Aspen Institute, they have a multitude of sectors that they focus on, one of them being business and society, and another being security and global affairs. Within both of these areas, we can offer our rubric to be published here and that would increase the viewership of our work greatly. They would be extremely useful in particular because they serve such a wide variety of topics, the views to our work will be diverse, which could create interesting partnerships down the line.

source: https://www.aspeninstitute.org/about/#history

3.) Harvard Business Review, they are extremely well known and well established. Not only would we get money from partnering with them but also extreme credibility and the confidence for ourself and outside sponsors to be involved with us and see our project continue to scale and see success. They will be hard for us to reach, but more than worth it and definitely not impossible.

source: https://hbr.org/

4.) Maastricht University, The Corporate Social Responsibility Lab “is an interdisciplinary student-centered initiative set up by the Faculty of Law (Maastricht University) in collaboration with external partners from the private sector (Good Good GmBH) as well as the NGO sector (Good Good Foundation).” With their own established CsR lab, they will great for us to partner with and we will be reaching out to them soon. I think with this partnership, we can be extremely productive together and they can provide creative solutions to some of the problems we have been facing. Answering those will indeed help us with scaling. 

source: https://www.maastrichtuniversity.nl/about-um/faculties/law/education/moot-courts-and-clinics/clinical-education/corporate-social

5.) Columbia University, as a university they are very dedicated to CSR efforts. It would be extremely interesting seeing if they want to partner together and the work we could produce together and the tools and insights they can provide us with from another lens. They also help our credibility moving forward if we were to partner with them.

source: https://www.careereducation.columbia.edu/news/march-2018/corporate-social-responsibility-profession-rise


~ by Anique Groce on May 1, 2019 .

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