Transferring business skills and knowledge to the development world is critical for a more inclusive and sustainable model of globalisation. Nowhere is this more important than in the powerful forces of communications and marketing. TIE represents an in innovative conduit for such expertise to organisations in parts of the world where need is greatest but who have traditionally had least access
Gib Bulloch is a business professional with over 15 years experience in a variety of large private sector companies and NGOs* and donors in the international development sector. Working primarily as a strategic consultant to multinationals, Gib’s main induction to development came through spending a year in Macedonia as Accenture’s first volunteer on the VSO Business Partnerships Scheme in 2000. He provided business planning to a local non-profit business support center for SMEs in the aftermath of the Kosovo crisis. Gib headed up Accenture Development Partnerships (ADP), a ring-fenced not-for-profit consulting group within Accenture, whose clients include Oxfam, CARE international and The World Bank. ADP’s main focus is on bringing affordable business and technology expertise to the international development sector and on promoting private sector engagement in sustainable development. Both ADP and Gib’s role in helping to create it, is featured in a new book called “Everyday Legends” highlighting the stories of 20 leading social entrepreneurs. The group was awarded the Management Consulting Association’s CSR Award and a BITC Big Tick in 2007. In his role as Director of ADP, Gib traveled and worked extensively in developing countries and is a regular speaker on the role of business in development, corporate social entrepreneurship and cross-sectoral partnerships.