By Sarah Emerson, TPI Senior Advisor Partnerships are at the very heart of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and play an increasingly important role in driving results in disaster preparedness, resilience and humanitarian programmes. We partner, perhaps based on our instinct that aligning and combining our resources with others yields greater impact than what we can […]
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 driving force in disaster preparedness, resilience and humanitarian action. But […]
The delivery of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) requires an unparalleled level of collaborative action across sectors. The types of innovative, systemic collaboration required go well beyond the typical transactional approach organisations are most familiar with. Many organisations are ﬁnding they are not set up and operating optimally to be able to deliver on […]
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.