TPI Tapped to Help Promote Corporate Social Responsibility

Leading independent sourcing data and advisory firm named to International Association of Outsourcing Professionals subcommittee

13 Sep, 2011, 19:38 ET from TPI

STAMFORD, Conn., Sept. 13, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- TPI, an Information Services Group company (ISG) (NASDAQ :III) and the leading independent sourcing data and advisory firm in the world, today announced it has been chosen to help promote discussion and adoption of corporate social responsibility (CSR) by a leading industry organization.

The International Association of Outsourcing Professionals® (IAOP®), the global, standard-setting organization and advocate for the outsourcing profession, has named TPI to its CSR Subcommittee. A TPI executive will join the group, serving alongside representatives of other leading business, academic and philanthropic organizations.

"We are pleased to help lead the discussion and adoption of corporate practices that respect individual diversity, promote the highest ethical business standards and support global sustainability," said Michael P. Connors, Chairman & CEO, ISG and TPI. "Joining the CSR Subcommittee brings us together with other thought leaders to raise the profile of these issues throughout the rapidly changing global sourcing marketplace."

One of the most active bodies within the organization, the CSR Subcommittee leads discussion among IAOP members on how the outsourcing community can identify and address critical social, economic, and environmental issues on a global basis. Current initiatives include its survey of CSR in outsourcing, a forthcoming "Guide to CSR in Outsourcing," and ongoing discussion of opportunities for providers and buyers of outsourced services to collaborate on CSR efforts.

"Educating the industry at large on CSR and how organizations can manage the economic, social and environmental impacts of their operations while at the same time maximizing the benefits is an area of extreme importance to our membership," said Debi Hamill, CEO, IAOP. "We look forward to working closely with TPI on this initiative."  

The IAOP CSR Survey, which will be conducted until the end of October, is open to outsourcing customers, providers and advisors. To participate in this research, please visit https://www.iaop.org/Survey/Start.aspx?GSID=225.

About TPI

TPI, an Information Services Group company, is the founder and innovator of the sourcing advisory industry and the leading independent sourcing data and advisory firm in the world. TPI advisors are expert at a broad range of business support functions and related research methodologies. Drawing on their deep functional domain expertise and extensive practical experience, they collaborate with organizations across all major industries to help them advance their business operations through the best combination of business process improvement, shared services, outsourcing and offshoring. For additional information, visit www.tpi.net.

About Information Services Group

Information Services Group (ISG), founded in 2006, is a leading technology insights, market intelligence and advisory services company. ISG has three go-to-market brands: TPI, the leading independent sourcing data and advisory firm in the world; Compass, the premier independent global provider of business and information technology benchmarking, performance improvement, data and analytics services; and STA Consulting, a premier independent information technology advisor serving the public sector. The company has nearly 700 employees and operates in 21 countries. Based in Stamford, Conn., ISG has a proven leadership team with global experience in information-based services and a track record of creating significant value for shareowners, clients and employees. For additional information, visit www.informationsg.com.

About IAOP

IAOP® is the global, standard-setting organization and advocate for the outsourcing profession. With a global community of more than 110,000 members and affiliates worldwide, IAOP is the leading professional association for organizations and individuals involved in transforming the world of business through outsourcing, offshoring, and shared services. For additional information, visit www.IAOP.org.

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