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Public Private Partnerships

Addis Financing for Development Conference Failed in Many Ways, But the Fight for Tax Justice Continues

Winnie Byanyima | Posted 07.28.2015 | Impact
Winnie Byanyima

Oxfam went to the UN's Financing for Development Conference in Addis Ababa with the sincere hope that the governments of the world would take the bold steps necessary to rebalance the global development financing system. Instead, the Addis Ababa Action Agenda only confirms that the rules of the game remain the same.

Nurturing Development of a Smart City

John M. Eger | Posted 07.20.2015 | Technology
John M. Eger

Becoming a "Smart City" starts with an agreement involving elected officials, business leaders, university executives, art and cultural administrators, and, hopefully others who understand they have a stake in the future of the region, including of course, the community at large.

The "Latinization" of Public-Private Partnerships

FOMIN | Posted 06.11.2015 | Business
FOMIN

Although most of the investment in Latin America and the Caribbean has been in larger countries -- especially Brazil -- a significant number of smaller countries are improving their readiness for PPPs, establishing new management agencies and gaining specialized experience in implementation.

The Heyday of America's Cross-Sector Partnerships

Jeremy M. Goldberg | Posted 06.09.2015 | Impact
Jeremy M. Goldberg

Programs such as these give young people skills and experience that will last a lifetime, and even an opportunity to own the very homes they revive.

The Meaning of 'Practice' in the Age of Sustainable Development: Part II (from the MDGs to 2030)

André Corrêa d'Almeida | Posted 06.01.2015 | World
André Corrêa d'Almeida

The meaning of practice needs to be reinterpreted. The focus on cognitive thinking and technical skills underlying this problem-program-implementation-assessment action-framework needs to give space to a skill-set capable of actually building lasting trust and reciprocal altruism between key development actors.

For a Better L.A., Be Disruptive

Joel Epstein | Posted 05.28.2015 | Los Angeles
Joel Epstein

To succeed in the startup space, be disruptive. That was the lesson of this morning's TechFire Ignite 2015 program at the Santa Monica Bay Woman's Club.

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 06.30.2015 | 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 06.24.2015 | 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 06.16.2015 | 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 06.14.2015 | 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.