Private Sector Engagement Consultancy

Linda is a Private Sector Engagement Specialist who’s strategy is ‘A hand up not a hand out’

A veteran of philanthropy and frontline international development, with a unique expertise in using a business led approach to project management, implementation and sustainability, Linda provides highly personalized and bespoke consultancy for the private sector, government departments and charitable organisations.

 

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Oxfam

Nestle

Cadbury

Thaibev

Virgin

Manpower

Consultant Services for Private Sector:

Company and Employee Engagement

Corporate Social Opportunity ( CSO)

Linda trains companies in the benefits of Corporate Social Opportunity – a shift from the traditional CSR. With her ask of ‘bolt on or bolt in’ she teaches how to effectively integrate CSO into core business strategy, engaging with staffs business acumen and entrepreneurial skills for community uplift.

  • How to inspire and engage employees to jump in and get involved
  • Leave a sustainable legacy whilst seeing the companies productivity go up.
  • Integrating CSR into Business Strategy

Sourcing Projects

An expert in international project selection, assessment and evaluation. Linda guides companies, organisations, trusts and individuals to work with some of the most impactful grass root projects worldwide for greatest sustainable impact in health, education, livelihoods and infrastructure. Escorted visits are provided for donors to see the impact of their support.

Public Private Partnerships

Be The Change Creates Smart Partners.

With Linda’s in-depth knowledge of both the private sector and the developmental sector she has built the ultimate worldwide public private partnership database and matrix linking smart partners for greatest global impact. Linda acts as a laser sharp broker matching the right company or individual with the right charity and vice versa. Linda’s Be The Change Hub is a cross – sectoral nerve centre that links companies, organisations and individuals to the most effective and compatible partner.

Consultant Services for Government Departments & Charitable Organisations:

Private Sector Partnering

Linda trains charities and organisations on how to engage with the private sector, deemed as the most underused resource in development work. Linda has a unique skill honed over the past 17 years of engaging the private sector.

Public Private Partnerships

Creates Smart Partners

With Linda’s in-depth knowledge of both the private sector and the developmental sector she has built the ultimate worldwide public private partnership database and matrix linking smart partners for greatest global impact. Linda acts as a laser sharp broker matching the right company or individual with the right charity and vice versa. A cross – sectoral nerve centre that links companies, organisations and individuals to the most effective and compatible partner.

Benefits of Private Sector Engagement

To the company

  • Increases productivity through the feel good factor

  • Real life problem solving unleashing creativity & innovation

  • The ultimate fast track skills upgrade

  • Enhances company’s image & reinforces brand loyalty

  • Deeper understanding of global cultures

To the employee

  • Improves moral and feel good factor

  • Increases productivity

  • The ultimate skills upgrade

  • Builds better team working

  • Boosts confidence in capabilities

To the community

  • Solves seemingly intractable problems

  • Economic, social and environmental transformation

  • Invaluable business acumen

  • Transfer of skills and competences

  • Expedites practical solutions

Read more about Linda’s successes with private sector engagement

Bangkok Business Brief

Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) or Corporate Social Opportunity (CSO)?

Sustainable Livelihood Recovery in Pakistan and post Asian Tsunami

Published in Business Bangkok Brief Magazine

When we talk of ‘Corporate Social Responsibility’ there is an associated connection with burden, an unfair, maybe even unrealistic obligation on a company, the heavy weight of responsibility that must be fulfilled and often results in quick fix cheque writing with a swift hand over of the required responsibility.

Companies that embrace Corporate Social Opportunity recognize the long term opportunities of an investment of engaging more creatively and actively in community support, resulting in mutually benefits for company, employee and community.

>>Read full article

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BEST INTENTIONS, COMPLEX REALITIES: Business and lessons from the tsunami

Making business goodwill and resources an effective contribution to sustainable humanitarian relief and disaster recovery.

This initiative was taken with the encouragement of HRH The Prince of Wales. This report was produced with the support of Hasbro and the Hassenfeld Foundation.

>>Read full article

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Linda’s Consultancy includes:

  • Principles for Partnerships Why Should NGO’s Partner with the Private Sector?
  • Breaking down Barriers – eliminating misconceptions and suspicions
  • From Confrontation to Collaboration – toppling the fear factor and using differences as an asset
  • Building a Partnering Culture – addressing timelines, accountability and the bottom line, return on investment

Contact Linda to arrange an initial free 30 minute consultation to discuss your requirements and outcomes.