November 2014

 

Are you currently experiencing disillusionment in your professional life? Imagine a future in which you are living and working closer to your values. It takes guts to admit that you’re no longer satisfied with your career choice, and frankly, if you have a lucrative job such as a fund manager, you may feel like you have more to lose than others who are perhaps earning less.

But it’s important to remember that you also have so much to gain: fulfillment, passion and that elusive sense of purpose you seem to be missing right now. As you likely know, these can’t be bought. In the past few years, many exciting opportunities have opened up in the space of impact investing, giving financial professionals more ways to apply their skills to the social agenda.

Turning that imagined future into reality starts with outlining the steps to take in that direction right away. So, get moving…

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We are thrilled to announce that Shannon has been invited back to speak at this year’s International Development Conference taking place at The Cambridge Union Society on December 6th.

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A new report released by the Weinreb Group last month explains how the CSO role has matured and grown in the past three years. CSOs have a lot to teach aspiring sustainability professionals about successful impact leadership.

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The Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) is seeking a Sustainable Development Policy Expert to contribute to GRI’s sustainable development strategy, with a special focus on GRI’s contribution to the Post-2015 Development Agenda and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). In addition (s)he will contribute to the implementation of GRI’s Sustainable Development Program activities in a selection of key developing countries. This position is based in New York, NY.

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Environmental Working Group (EWG), a leading environmental health research and advocacy organization, is seeking a Director of Communications for its Washington, D.C. office. This position requires outstanding oral communication and writing skills, as well as the ability to successfully pitch national media and produce quality work under pressure and in an extremely fast-paced environment.

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Job interviews conducted by means of video chat are on the rise. Contributing factors in its popularity are improvements in Internet speed and the fact that most devices nowadays from smartphones to laptops come with integrated webcams. If you are reading this blog chances are that you have been invited to a video job interview. To progress your career further, you must come triumphant from the interview. Here are 10 tips to help you come on out top.

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IDEO.org is seeking an Senior Interaction Designer to join their San Francisco office. They’re looking for someone who can help them make complex digital user experience problems simple and delightful. This role will focus on turning human-centered research insights into interaction design concepts through sketching, prototyping and front-end development. This role will include a range of digital, large-scale and complex projects across the challenges of poverty at large.

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IDEO.org is seeking a Communications Designer to join their San Francisco office. As part of a multi-disciplinary team, you’ll be a graphic design, systems thinker, and design researcher, all while working alongside other builders and thinkers from different backgrounds. With frequent trips that will take you to Africa, India, and your backyard, you’ll bring design excellence to the contexts and challenges that need it most. Craft is a given. Ability to execute is a must. Passion for solving challenges facing the world’s most impoverished communities is absolutely critical.

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The Global Fund for Women seeks a visionary, entrepreneurial, and creative VP of Development to lead its resource mobilization efforts. S/he will work closely with the Leadership Team and the Board of Directors, and together with the Development Directors will lead, oversee, manage, and mentor a Development team of 10 staff located in San Francisco and New York. The successful candidate will demonstrate the strategic vision that will enable the organization to advance, expand, and implement global fundraising activities, and work with the Development Directors to effectively manage daily operations of the development team, in order to achieve the organization’s strategic goals. This position is located in San Francisco, California.

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Women in Social Finance is a group of (currently) 90 women in the UK, mostly in London, working at a senior level in the field of social impact finance. They meet every 6 weeks (usually 6:00-8:30pm on a weeknight) to share wisdom through connections, ideas, contacts and critique.

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Business in the Community (BITC) has recently secured funding from Defra to run a 13 month project focused on supporting food and drink companies to engage their supply chains with water stewardship, to achieve impact on water quality and flood risk and resilience. This job will manage that project and work with the Head of Marketplace Sustainability to further develop their work on stewardship of the natural environment. This position is based in London, Birmingham or Manchester, UK. NOTE: This position closes 18 Nov 2014.

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