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Public Private Partnerships

Public Private Partnerships: No Silver Bullets

Michael Curley | Posted 05.21.2015 | Politics
Michael Curley

Public Private Partnerships (P3s) are the new rage inside the capital beltway. They are the new buzzword of officialdom.

Corporate-NGO Inclusive Business Partnerships: Why They Work and Why They Don't

Bhaskar Chakravorti | Posted 04.30.2015 | Business
Bhaskar Chakravorti

Consider the question of differing motivations. According to the Corporate-NGO Partnerships Barometer, the primary motivation for a corporation to enter such a partnership is to enhance brand, corporate reputation and credibility.

The Meaning of 'Practice' in the Age of Sustainable Development: Part I (from Aristotle to the MDGs)

André Corrêa d'Almeida | Posted 04.24.2015 | World
André Corrêa d'Almeida

Practice has become a key concept in the policy process. In September 2015, the United Nations will hold a summit to adopt a set of Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) meant to challenge the globe to grow economically and socially in an environmentally responsible way.

Solving America's Infrastructure Crisis

Michael Likosky | Posted 04.16.2015 | Business
Michael Likosky

Most Americans are now well aware that we have an infrastructure crisis that goes beyond long commute times. We all nod in agreement when some of our airports are likened to those of Third World countries.

In Honor of Tax Day, Celebrate the Internet

Camille Crittenden | Posted 04.14.2015 | Technology
Camille Crittenden

If you've used the Internet today, whether for shopping, social networking, or research, take a moment to appreciate that public investment--our tax dollars--made these activities possible.

What Obama Left Behind in India

Maura O'Neill | Posted 04.05.2015 | World
Maura O'Neill

The focus of the media attention during the president's visit was the historic invitation to be the honored guest at India's Republic Day -- a first for the U.S. However, what got little notice was something the president left behind, something that will likely contribute to the biggest transformation for the poor in India.

Accelerating Progress Toward an AIDS-free Generation in 2015

Amb. Deborah L. Birx, M.D. | Posted 03.08.2015 | Impact
Amb. Deborah L. Birx, M.D.

Partnerships remain the cornerstone of PEPFAR's work to control the HIV/AIDS epidemic and are intrinsic to each of our agendas. Ending the epidemic is a shared responsibility that no one entity or country can achieve alone.

For City Parks, 2014 Was the Year That Was (Great)!

Adrian Benepe | Posted 02.25.2015 | Green
Adrian Benepe

Well, 2014 was certainly the "Year That Was" for parks and open space, with many cities finding places to build new parks by creatively reusing abandoned or underperforming infrastructure as parks, and with record levels of new public and private investment in some states and cities.

The Business of Renewable Resources

Brian Kennell | Posted 02.10.2015 | Business
Brian Kennell

If businesses adopt a circular paradigm that tracks the environmental impacts of their products throughout their entire lifecycles, we can help alleviate climate change and ensure we have enough natural resources to use in perpetuity.

The Role of the Private Sector in Humanitarian Crises

Raymond C. Offenheiser | Posted 02.10.2015 | Impact
Raymond C. Offenheiser

Ebola is a humanitarian crisis first and foremost, but it is also a mounting economic disaster for Guinea, Liberia, and Sierra Leone.

Dispelling the Myth: An Evolving Relationship Between NGOs and Private Businesses

Samuel A. Worthington | Posted 01.13.2015 | Impact
Samuel A. Worthington

A common misperception regarding NGO-private sector relations is one based on mutual distrust and occasional confrontation; or with the advent of corp...

How Nonprofits Can Collaborate Effectively With the Public and Private Sectors to Help the City's Working Poor

Jilly Stephens | Posted 01.05.2015 | New York
Jilly Stephens

This collaboration has provided some valuable lessons about optimizing resources and delivering stronger neighborhood outcomes, which I believe can be applied throughout the nonprofit community.

The Role of Corporate Partners in National Park Philanthropy

Neil Mulholland | Posted 12.28.2014 | Impact
Neil Mulholland

I am often asked what my thoughts are on philanthropy's role in helping to protect and preserve our national parks. It is a fair question and I feel strongly about the answer. Philanthropy, in all forms, is essential to the existence and future of America's national parks.

Solving the Youth Unemployment Crisis Is a Win-Win for Businesses

Jessica Mendoza | Posted 12.27.2014 | Impact
Jessica Mendoza

With little disagreement that the global youth jobs crisis is one of the most pressing issues of our time, problem solvers have begun developing and implementing coordinated solutions.

Across Africa, Coca-Cola Is Empowering Women -- to Sell Coke Products

The GroundTruth Project | Posted 11.30.2014 | Impact
The GroundTruth Project

Watchdogs say the project, ironically called the Banking on Women initiative, is merely a savvy way for Coca-Cola to increase its own reach in the country while diverting so-called development funding from the International Finance Corporation, a subsidiary of the World Bank, to subsidize Coca-Cola's profit-seeking activity.

At UN General Assembly, Global Health Projects Are Big Business

The GroundTruth Project | Posted 11.25.2014 | Impact
The GroundTruth Project

In the last decade or so, public-private partnerships have changed the landscape of how the world thinks about aid and development, helping to cement a move toward greater privatization.

The Importance of Partnerships: Why Business and Higher Ed Need Each Other

Dr. Mike Metke | Posted 11.24.2014 | College
Dr. Mike Metke

Junior and community colleges were created as partnerships between local governments and state governments to help provide affordable access to higher education and it worked well. College has been the doorway to a brighter future for millions of Americans, but that door has been closing.

Partnerships That Put America Back to Work

Fred Dedrick | Posted 11.22.2014 | Business
Fred Dedrick

At a time when the dysfunction in Washington, D.C. is at its highest and public approval of Congress is at its lowest, it is heartening to see some renewed focus on significant workforce development issues.

Celebrating Safe Drinking Water

Michael Deane | Posted 11.02.2014 | Business
Michael Deane

Public and private utilities have played an important role in the shared responsibility of federal and state water quality standards from the beginning.

We Must Protect Taxpayers in Public-Private Partnerships

Donald Cohen | Posted 10.20.2014 | Politics
Donald Cohen

Public-private partnerships use private capital from investors to finance public infrastructure projects. But using P3s has proven to be difficult and even counterproductive when adequate care isn't taken to protect the public interest and include equity considerations and standards.

All Eyes on Sustainable Africa

Gaia Paradiso | Posted 10.11.2014 | Impact
Gaia Paradiso

One solution, as it came out of from the summit and should be further strengthened, tested, discussed and implemented in other world regions is public-private partnerships.

Sec. Kerry's Opportunity in Burma: Political Pressure Coupled With Economic Development

Mickey Bergman | Posted 10.05.2014 | Politics
Mickey Bergman

Successful political reform in Burma relies on Burmese people seeing the benefits of democratization in their daily lives. So while we continue to apply pressure on the political track, we must not neglect, and in fact enhance, our efforts on economic growth, particularly for home and small businesses.

3 Things I Learned as a Shop Girl in Southampton NY That I Brought to My Work in Mozambique

Michael Seo | Posted 09.29.2014 | Small Business
Michael Seo

Two-thirds into the summer season and time zones removed from Mozambique, I began to embrace the reality that stakeholders are clients are one and the same.

Global Health Needs More Strange Bedfellows, Unorthodox Partnerships

David J. Olson | Posted 09.13.2014 | Impact
David J. Olson

t used to be that a donor would sit down with the ministry of health to work out the design and implementation of a new global health initiative, with no significant input or involvement of other stakeholders. Those days, thankfully, are long gone.

Rebuilding American Manufacturing Powerhouse

Sridhar Kota | Posted 09.10.2014 | Technology
Sridhar Kota

Over the past few decades, we've learned the hard way that once manufacturing is gone, engineering know-how quickly follows, and then later on innovation and our national security suffers the consequences. That's a place that America has never been before.