Archive for the 'Collaboration' Category

Working Together

Written on September 28, 2011 at 8:29 pm

One of the themes that came out of last week’s discussions around Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) is the need for more effective cross-sector partnerships.  Although there are specific examples, they can be hard to come by.  Perhaps at some point I will curate a more extensive reading list around this topic, but for now, here are some articles I have recently come across.  Please do suggest others!

  • Collective Impact by John Kania and Mark Kramer, Stanford Social Innovation Review
  • PepsiCo to Foster Chickpeas in Ethiopia by Stephanie Strom, New York Times.
  • A conversation with John Tedstrom of the Global Business

The Grand Challenge: Saving Lives through Collaboration

Written on July 20, 2011 at 1:12 pm

Although I generally don’t like Contests, they do exist, and sometimes participation is important.

Earlier this year a partnership of the Gates Foundation, Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, USAID and the World Bank launched a Grand Challenge “To accelerate substantial and sustainable progress against maternal and newborn deaths and stillbirths at the community level, [by harnessing] the collective imagination and ingenuity of experts across a broad range of disciplines and expertise.”

A project I have been working with for the past few years, Helping Babies Breathe is a finalist.   One of the aspects of Helping Babies Breathe (HBB) that is …