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Posted by: Erin White on 7/1/2013

Bangladesh’s garment industry has been in the news – and the hot seat – lately in light of the Rana Plaza tragedy. Over 1000 lives were lost in the worst industrial disaster since 1984. There are calls for major change in the garment industry, particularly for the multinational companies who employ garment workers, to change their practices dramatically or leave the country entirely.

Posted by: Erin White on 5/21/2012

Society is beginning to recognize that the problems we face- hunger, homelessness, poverty, disease- are systemic in nature. These problems involve a group of actors, often very different from each other, who each play a role in maintaining status quo (or changing it). Collective Impact is an approach to solving these complex, systemic problems by aligning those disparate actors to a common agenda, allowing them to work together for change.

Posted by: Erin White on 8/29/2011

FSG has been working with a group of stakeholders on Staten Island to design a collective impact approach to fight youth alcohol and prescription drug abuse. As part of this team, I have learned a lot recently about substance abuse, but even more about how the human spirit thrives in the midst of great obstacles.


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