Giving Compass’ Take:
• United Nations Foundation discusses how partnerships in service of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) must evolve if the international community is to rise to new challenges.
• This might mean working with competitors or idealogical opposites. No idea should be off the table when it comes to creating more meaningful partnerships for the greater good.
Public-private partnerships or “PPPs” have been the cherished and widely used approach for collaboration in global development for more than two decades. However, more recently, partnerships have taken on new forms due to a range of factors — and arguably in response to the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
The new models are intriguing and a cause for optimism because they have great potential for transformative impact. And if they stick, their silo-busting forms herald a new, promising level of transparency and collaboration across a variety of groups.
The four examples below are among the new areas of alliances that have the promise to deliver toward the SDGs, and do so more cost-effectively, collaboratively, and sustainably. They are:
1. Collaboration between Industries
2. Collaboration among Competitors
3. Collaboration between Business and the UN
4. Collaboration between Government Ministries
All four of these developments in partnerships and alliances are grounded in perhaps the most exciting change of all: Social goals and business goals are no longer siloed. This is not breaking news — it’s the premise behind the landmark 2016 Business and Sustainable Development Commission report, which estimates the economic prize for business to drive achievement of the SDGs at $12 trillion by 2025. And this is in just the four areas of healthcare, energy, cities and food & agriculture.
Read the full article about the new era of alliances for the SDGs by Ilze Melngailis at United Nations Foundation.
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