Using Collaboratives and Networks to Support Climate Solutions
10th June 2020 6:00pm Singapore Time
- Nancy Smith of Global Friends identified collaboration as critical for information sharing and uncovering gaps at an ecosystem level. Marika Lindstrom of Unilever shared how it is critical to realise ambitious commitments towards responsible production and all panelists felt that embracing diverse perspectives was key to unlocking deeper impact.
- Shloka Nath of ICC shared very tangible insights around making a collaborative work without feeling the need to ‘force consensus’ but rather ‘meet all the players where they are and help them aspire to the greatest level of ambition’. She also draws on her experiences of connecting a national agenda with the broader global mandate.
- Another area where panelists felt networks could have an outsized impact is in narrative building. Philanthropy in particular, can play an important role in building narratives that pull in key stakeholders around climate action rather than push an agenda. The Global Friends’ Climate Action Pledge was touted as a useful tool for this purpose.