Collaborating to Achieve the SDGs
8th June 2020 10:00am Singapore Time
- Speakers focused on ‘how to collaborate’, not just ‘why we should’. Mutual trust, a shared vision and co-creation from the ground-up are fundamental and including the broadest group of stakeholders is key. This goes beyond social investors and also includes large conglomerates, NGOs and even ‘unusual allies’.
- Tim Hansted of Chandler Foundation championed the need for a paradigm shift, urging the social sector to change our focus to helping governments and markets work more efficiently; leveraging the greater financial and political clout that business and governments have.
- The importance of humility and empathy was a common thread throughout. Each speaker highlighted the need to understand the context of problems, to listen to and empower underserved communities and set aside ego.