Our special areas of focus include:
Organisational Accountability - What tools and approaches will enable organisations to be innovative, effective, sustainable, and accountable?
Responsible Competitiveness (TM*) - How can markets be reshaped to reward social and environmental innovation? How do organisations gain advantage through commitment to sustainable development?
Collaborative Governance - How to secure the accountability and effectiveness of today's extraordinary multi-sector partnerships, multi-lateral collaborations, and voluntary standards organisations?
Citizen Participation - How can stakeholder engagement become a more effective tool for strategy, governance, innovation, compliance, and reputation?
The Institute undertakes in-depth research on issues (e.g. supply chains, climate change, low-carbon innovation, water management); on sectors (e.g. financial services, pharmaceuticals, energy and extractives, information and communications technology, and consumer goods among others); and on countries and regions (e.g. North America, European Union, Middle East, G20, emerging markets and developing world).
Our approach is customised to each project and builds on four core strengths:
Analytics: creating reports, benchmarks, indexes and ratings, and using databases with significant sample sizes and dependable results.
Engagement: building effective collaborations within and between organisations and their stakeholders to tackle challenges that require teamwork – quickly, creatively and accountability.
Incentives: designing awards programmes, innovation exchanges and other governance innovations that unlock creativity and generate change.
Capacity building: on-site training and production of training materials to ensure that innovations become embedded at all levels within an organisation, city or national system.
Organisations engage with the AccountAbility Institute to:
Access market intelligence, by using AccountAbility Institute data and networks to discover unexpected patterns, possibilities and pitfalls.
Demonstrate leadership and build brand value, by supporting AccountAbility Institute white papers and high-profile events.
Develop winning strategies, by learning from both established leaders and energetic newcomers.
The AccountAbility Institute is comprised of AA staff as well as independent Research Fellows. Projects draw on expertise from across AccountAbility's global teams, and benefit from advice from the organisation's unparalleled network of business leaders, policy-makers, academics and social entrepreneurs.
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