Similar to faith-based communities, non-governmental organizations (NGOs) are often an "on-the-ground" voice advocating on behalf of vulnerable communities across the world and, for that reason, are an important stakeholder in corporate engagement. Often relied upon for their subject matter expertise and research and their strong connections to community groups, ICCR collaborates closely with NGO networks to advance all our program initiatives and they are valued members of the ICCR community. For NGOs, ICCR membership helps them gain access to the companies they wish to positively influence. Several NGOs are participating more directly in engagements, frequently using the shares held in their endowments or investment accounts to become shareholder advocates. ICCR' expertise in shareholder engagement is helping to make them more effective advocates on behalf of the issues and the communities they represent.
Examples of some of the NGOs we collaborate with are the Food Chain Workers Alliance, CEO Water Mandate, CERES, the Polaris Project, Oxfam America, and the Access to Medicines Index.
Case Study: Oxfam America
Oxfam is an international confederation of 17 organizations networked together in more than 90 countries, as part of a global movement for change, to build a future free from the injustice of poverty.
“ICCR is the perfect forum for Oxfam to learn more about a company’s values, its internal champions, and its future direction. ICCR members have tremendous experience in engaging hundreds of companies. We have benefited from that experience through ICCR meetings and in conversations with members. Our Behind the Brands campaign has used the insider strategy more than any other corporate campaign we have conducted. Our collaboration with ICCR is an integral part of that campaign.”
Irit Tamir, Senior Advisor, Private Sector Department
To begin a conversation today about how your organization can join ICCR, please contact ICCR’s CEO Josh Zinner at [email protected] or (212) 870-2294.
Resources for NGOs:
Building Sustainable Communities through Multi-Party Collaboration: ICCR Social Sustainability Resource Guide