Services   - - - Research and advisory to corporations,  foundations, universities, financial institutions

Reassess  your overall environment and competitive situation,  redefine the problem,  conceive and design fresh alternative solutions, and help implement and manage programs.  Establish a reputation for proactive engagement in your distressed communities, domestic and globally.


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Experience in -  Defense Community Economic Adjustment

                         -  Private Sector Development in Africa - Help establish a positive climate for African and for global investors

                         -  California Economic Recovery

                         -  National Rural Development Council

                         -  Investment in Novel Job Creation Strategies

                         -  Steel Industry Task Force

                         -  Support for Historically Black Colleges and Universities 


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Corporate Community Relations

Community Based Economic Development

Transition and Recovery from Downsizing, Plant Closing  Shock and Job Loss

Social Marketing - Creative Use of Persuasive Communications

Social Impact Investment

Private Sector Initiatives


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Working with  businesses, governments and institutions,  to deliver higher results, faster, more efficiently.  - -  Special insights to all projects.

Decades of experience in U S  local,   and in African management education,  governance,  workforce development, and business development.


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Philosophy 


CSR  means -   pick a hard problem  and help solve it.  - -    It does not  have to engage your employees, directly, hands on as volunteers.

It does not even have to relate to your company, your markets, products, or business interests, your strategy or competitive position.

It may have nothing to do with your core business.

It does not have to intentionally generate or lead to positive  publicity,  or enhance your reputation.

Just do it because it is right.  Pick a hard problem,  and help solve it  for its own sake, not because it benefits you.

Giving money is one way.  Milton Freidman was wrong.  The purpose of business is not simply to maximize shareholder value.  It is to make the world a better place. Throwing money at problems works , if  you know what you are doing,  and are disciplined and accurate.


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Proactive  Corporate Community Investment


Especially in Mining, Chemicals, Transport,  Heavy manufacturing, Agribusiness,  Financial Services,  and other industries with large externalities,  and negative community impact,     and pushback from employees, unions, local groups, politicians  environmental groups,  regulators,  the press. - -  -  we can help.


We review your current approach.   Spot opportunities you have overlooked.  Conceive, plan and  help you  implement  award winning solutions.