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- Speakers focused on ‘how to collaborate’, not just ‘why we should’. Mutual trust, a shared vision and co-creation from the ground-up are fundamental and including the broadest group of stakeholders is key. This goes beyond social investors and also includes large conglomerates, NGOs and even ‘unusual allies’.
- Tim Hansted of Chandler Foundation championed the need for a paradigm shift, urging the social sector to change our focus to helping governments and markets work more efficiently; leveraging the greater financial and political clout that business and governments have.
- The importance of humility and empathy was a common thread throughout. Each speaker highlighted the need to understand the context of problems, to listen to and empower underserved communities and set aside ego.
To achieve the SDGs by 2030, collaborations and partnerships are crucial to this success. As we consider the additional challenges posed by the economic and social setbacks from COVID-19, bringing together philanthropists in a meaningful way will be critical to success. This session will explore how we think long term about achieving these goals and what is the road map we need to put in place to reach these targets.
- Understand the importance of harnessing the power of collaborations and partnerships to address social challenges in the face of COVID-19
- Explore opportunities and challenges for collaboration and increase the effectiveness of and demand for such partnerships
- Showcase collaborative, cross-sector, and systemic approaches to creating systemic and sustainable change