August Map of the Month: Women’s Empowerment-image

August 23, 2019 | Handshake

August Map of the Month: Women’s Empowerment

In this month’s Map of the Month, Handshake explores the topic of women’s empowerment by looking at the individuals and organizations making a commitment to gender equality as part of their work. Through our research, we found that the broad...

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A Tale of Two Networks-image

July 25, 2019 | Handshake

A Tale of Two Networks

For the July Map of the Month series, Handshake analyzed the networks of two of the most prominent UN Sustainable Development Goals: SDG 3: Ensure Healthy Lives and Promote Well-Being for All at All Ages SDG 6: Ensure Availability and...

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The Strength Test: Making An Impact In A Networked Age-image

June 17, 2019 | Handshake

The Strength Test: Making An Impact In A Networked Age

A digital world is a networked world, where the structure and flow of information can shape an issue, sometimes more than the ideas themselves. Across our daily and increasingly digital conversations, the ways that different perspectives and ideas are brought into...

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The Network of Sustainable Markets-image

May 22, 2019 | Handshake

The Network of Sustainable Markets

As we live through a transformational shift to an increasingly digital and automated economy, we must overcome the reality that economic growth remains unevenly distributed throughout the world. While millions have enjoyed new levels of prosperity, many still live in...

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Map of the Month: Global Plastics-image

April 16, 2019 | Handshake

Map of the Month: Global Plastics

Maps have always reflected the way we have understood the world around us and the uncharted frontiers we have yet to cross. With this post, Handshake inaugurates its “Map of the Month” series, where we look at the networks of...

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Social Impact, Scooters & SXSW-image

April 1, 2019 | Handshake

Social Impact, Scooters & SXSW

This year at SXSW in Austin, Handshake kicked off the week by presenting the official SXSW Social & Global Impact Opening Party on Friday, March 8 in collaboration with The Rockefeller Foundation. The event gathered hundreds of influencers, storytellers, and...

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Analyzing the News to Build Influence-image

March 5, 2019 | Handshake

Analyzing the News to Build Influence

To help our clients use their business model to build their influence and reputation, Handshake has developed Navigator, a business intelligence platform based on network science. As we have previously written, “Networks are made up of people and organizations sharing...

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Five Steps to Scaling Impact and Communicating Value-image

November 14, 2018 | Handshake

Five Steps to Scaling Impact and Communicating Value

​​​​​​We recently wrote about the important value proposition for businesses in meeting the public’s desire to see data, outcomes, and impact when reporting information on a company’s CSR/sustainability information. We noted that Handshake’s research shows that the public wants companies...

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The Growing Public Expectations for Communicating Value-image

November 6, 2018 | Handshake

The Growing Public Expectations for Communicating Value

About 15 years ago, companies began publishing “Corporate Social Responsibility” reports—glossy, picture-filled overviews of their philanthropic efforts in local communities. From that relatively basic starting point, the efforts by companies to communicate the value they create has both greatly improved...

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Want to Build Influence? Create an Open Network-image

September 12, 2018 | Handshake

Want to Build Influence? Create an Open Network

As a reputation and influence agency, Handshake provides counsel to its clients on how they can use their business model to make the world better. Handshake was founded on the principle that nothing of consequence is achieved alone. As a...

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Learnings from Milken-image

May 14, 2018 | Handshake

Learnings from Milken

Sometimes referred to as the “Davos of the West,” each year the Milken Global Conference brings together the world’s leading financiers, politicians, economists, and philanthropists to “effect real change and tackle the world’s greatest challenges.”  The 2018 Conference theme “Navigating...

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Being a Big Data Realist-image

April 23, 2018 | Handshake

Being a Big Data Realist

We live in the second machine age, according to Erik Brynjolfsson, the director of the MIT Initiative on the Digital Economy. What the steam engine did in replacing muscle power, computers are doing for replacing mental power. Part of this...

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