Charities that use an old model of either providing direct aid or service often cause far more harm than good. They disrupt economies, putting people out of business by competing with local operations.
The European Summit for Global Transformation started when a group of friends asked, "What if we got together everyone we knew who's up to big things on the planet?" The results have exceeded everyone's expectations.
Being an official Party in the COP15 meetings, I sat bewildered as all the agreements we were working on got sidelined by a document that a small group of 30 nations, led by the US president, inserted into the agenda.