Collabortion and the future of development

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Collabortion and the future of development

Mobile health clinic in Myanmar funded through shared value partnerships

With the advent of the Sustainable Development Goals and the explicit mention of the private sector's role in achieving the global goals, there is a bevy of interest in public-private partnerships. One key area of interest is around shared value – an evolution of traditional corporate social responsibility in which the private sector incorporates solving societal issues into their core business plans and strategy.

For two days in May, leaders from the public and private sectors gathered in New York City for the Shared Value Summit to delve deeper into how business can help improve the state of the world. What I took away from the conversation is that collaboration, in many forms, is changing the game for global development.

Read my reflections on the Summit on the Shared Value Initiative’s website.

This post originally appeared on The Shared Value Initiative's website and has been cross-linked with permission.

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