August 2014

A Sackful of Shared Value

August 28, 2014
From left to right: Mary Wong, President of the Office Depot Foundation; Richard Crespin; Rex Crespin; Timothy Warner, Chief Engagement & Partnership Officer for Montgomery Read More

The Sustainability Anti-Hero

August 18, 2014
5 Steps to Create Lasting Shared Value Without Heroics or Histrionics This article first appeared in the July/Aug issue of CR Magazine.   The big epiphany. The deathbed revelation. Read More

WHAT IF a Conference Produced Sustainable Results?

August 12, 2014
This first appeared in Sustainable Brands News & Views. Large pieces of paper cover the tables. A few bright sticky notes sprout here and there. Earnest-looking Read More
Top Tips on Engaging Stakeholders from a Corporate Sustainability Pro Jessica More >
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“Even with a diverse set of stakeholders and a very limited timeframe, the CollaborateUp Formula allowed us cut through a complex set of issues and develop a concrete and pragmatic proposal for tackling a very tough problem. Richard Crespin is exactly what you want in a facilitator, someone able to bring people together to recognize their shared goals and the best ways to achieve them.” - Amit Ronen Director, George Washington University Solar Institute
"Building up the capacity and capability of nonprofits to make a difference in the world is a core part of the Office Depot Foundation's mission. CollaborateUp had a really big impact on the nonprofits we support, giving them tools and insights they can use immediately." - Mary Wong
Extremely practical and extremely easy to implement once you have an understanding of the steps and the formula and the requirements of the process. - CollaborateUp Academy Participant
The course was great! Great value and great insights into collaborating with various partners in multiple situations. It really change my thought process and how I view situations with our clients and stakeholders. - CollaborateUp Academy Participant
The course actually aids with more than just collaboration - it helps drive thinking into issue clarification, meeting handling and setting up, communicating with stakeholders. I loved it! - CollaborateUp Academy Participant
I soon discovered that it doesn’t really matter whether your introduction to CollaborateUp is through an issue solving workshop, or at an event as Richard brings all the chaos together with his savvy charm and good humour - the most important thing is that you get to engage and work with these great folks! My biggest take out over the past five years of being a part of their world – collaboration is a process and you’re not going to get very far unless you know what problem you’re all trying to solve together. The CollaborateUp framework helps by asking simple questions to help reveal the big answers. - Cate O’Kane, Founder, &co partnership consultancy
"The CollaborateUp Workshop gave our delegates a set of tools they can use immediately to collaborate more effectively across multiple departments and organizations." - Erika Lopez, Global Impact