Oxfam and Marks & Spencer: Finding common ground

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29 Oct 2009

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The Oxfam and M&S relationship is about understanding each other’s businesses, which in turn identifies common ground. This case study will share two activities – one supply chain and the other consumer focused – which developed out of a history of constructive dialogue between the two organisations. The activities demonstrate how joint objectives can be achieved by developing a closed loop model, starting and ending with some of the world’s poorest people in mind.