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CDS is a global leader providing innovative solutions to complex development challenges. We design programs to meet unique local needs, while also meeting the standards of an integrated global economy.
International Corporate Volunteerism
Corporations are driving global innovation by using top employee talent to create high-value social impact in emerging markets. Immersed in specialized international pro bono assignments, employees contribute expertise to local organizations in areas of social need. What results are relationships that are win-win-win: companies, their employees, and local clients all benefit from the partnerships developed, new skills learned, and services provided. ICV programs benefit:
CDC Development Solutions: A Global Leader in ICV
CDC Development Solutions (CDS) is the leading organization designing and implementing programs that leverage corporate employees to support local businesses, nonprofits, and governments in emerging markets worldwide. Over the past 20 years, we have placed thousands of business-oriented volunteers in more than 80 countries.
CDS’ unique position engages multinationals and clients in emerging markets to bring new innovations to global development. Our programs deliver the entire suite of services–visionary design, execution, and continued management—and uses our expertise to forge long-term connections in emerging markets. We work to ensure ICV programs align with your company’s mission and objectives, while providing effective, sustainable development with maximum impact.
CDS enables corporations to engage in emerging markets in new ways through:
Design, Delivery, and Measurement of ICV Programs
Working through the entire ICV lifecycle—from strategy and program conception through implementation and continuing post-project evaluation—we ensure maximum social impact while advancing your company’s goals and mission. For a more in-depth view of our work in design, delivery, and measurement of ICV Programs, please click here.
Through one- to two-week assignments, we offer opportunities for executives to gain exposure to emerging markets and connect with local organizations. Executive Engagements can be stand-alone activities or part of a suite of services.
Recognizing the power of corporations to provide specialized human resources and product donations in response to global disasters, CDS leverages our expertise to design post-disaster programs that are swift, direct, and effective.
Local Volunteer Programs
Not all corporate employees in emerging markets have the opportunity to volunteer abroad. Recognizing this valuable base of local talent, CDS designs programs that allow local employees to engage in meaningful, skills-based volunteerism aligned with employee-community engagement goals.
Integrated and Expanded Programs
CDS is one of the leading organizations developing emerging market partnerships between the public and private spheres. We guide your company in addressing global social and economic challenges through design and implementation of comprehensive, large scale, sustainable programs.
Click here if you'd like to learn more about building an ICV program for your company.
The ICV Council
The ICV Council is a group of practitioners from companies that are leading International Corporate Volunteerism programs worldwide. Click here to learn more.
For information about our 2012 International Corporate Volunteerism Workshop, visit http://www.cdcdevelopmentsolutions.org/icv-conference-2012.