ESG Bites: Leveraging research to drive your social impact strategy

Is your social impact strategy making meaningful impact in the areas that matter most?

At SLR, we believe that research and data can uncover valuable insights to shape social impact strategies, helping companies to better understand social issues and where to direct resources.

In this webinar, we’ll be joined by our social impact experts as well as Sara Reed, Director of Sage Foundation Global Partnerships, with whom we recently undertook a project researching the barriers faced by entrepreneurs from underserved communities. We’ll be discussing the key outcomes and learnings from the project and exploring how to use research and data as a foundation for your social impact strategy.

Sara Reed – Director of Sage Foundation Global Programs

Sara is a passionate corporate social impact professional. She is driven to create sustainable relationships between corporations, nonprofits, and social enterprises and believes in the power of these relationships to transform companies and communities. Sara has worked with multiple businesses as they formalized their efforts to ‘give back’ and has helped to include this in the overall business strategy. She also spent several years working for a nonprofit and understanding their unique opportunities and challenges. Today, Sara is the Director of Global Programs and Partnerships for Sage Foundation with a specific focus on supporting Sage’s Sustainability & Society strategy. Sara holds a bachelor’s degree from the University of Georgia and a master’s degree from Mercer University. She lives in Atlanta with her husband and two young daughters.

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