Does the cost and complexity of partnerships mean that most organisations should focus more, and collaborate less…? Partnerships can be costly and complex, and often they don’t deliver their intended goals, but this is not because there is anything inherently wrong with the approach. The usual problem with partnerships is that they are too rarely used effectively.
JOIN US! WEBINAR DECEMBER 4th 2018, 9am and 4pm GMT Partnering is an essential human instinct. We partner because we feel that by aligning and combining our resources with others, we can achieve more than we ever could alone. That is why partnering is at the very heart of the Sustainable Development Goals and a […]
Business Fights Poverty, Barclays and GSK are hosting a day-long event on 24th September 2018 on the theme of Rethinking collaboration for the SDGs. The event, with TPI as a supporting partner, will take place during the UN General Assembly Week, and will convene a select audience of around 100 professionals from business and the […]
One of the keys for success for innovative approaches is being user- and problem-centric. In the context of partnership, this means that, rather than viewing a situation through existing organisational lenses, it is important to develop a clear shared understanding of the problem to be solved, and of the intended user group.
Partnerships across societal sector are an essential mechanism to deliver the SDGs. However, despite the rhetoric around collaboration, we are still not seeing sufficient impact being delivered compared with the scale of the goals. Given the significant investment of both time and resources required to develop and manage them, partnerships should only be utilized when […]