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.
The vision is clear and compelling: a world in which business prospers, societies thrive and the environment flourishes. Leaders from across all sectors understand the interconnectedness of their interests, drop zero-sum-game mentality and work tirelessly together to create ever-increasing value for all.
Delivering the SDGs will require partnerships across business, governments, donors, the UN and NGOs at a scale that dwarfs current efforts of collaboration. This is a significant undertaking, beyond the ability of our current systems to deliver. TPI and C-Change are two organisations on a mission: to help to design and build the new infrastructure […]
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.