A successful sustainable development agenda requires partnerships between governments, the private sector and civil society. These inclusive partnerships built upon principles and values, a shared vision, and shared goals that place people and the planet at the centre, are needed at the global, regional, national and local level.
Urgent action is needed to mobilize, redirect and unlock the transformative power of trillions of dollars of private resources to deliver on sustainable development objectives. Long-term investments, including foreign direct investment, are needed in critical sectors, especially in developing countries. These include sustainable energy, infrastructure and transport, as well as information and communications technologies. The public sector will need to set a clear direction. Review and monitoring frameworks, regulations and incentive structures that enable such investments must be retooled to attract investments and reinforce sustainable development. National oversight mechanisms such as supreme audit institutions and oversight functions by legislatures should be strengthened.
Food Equity and COmmunity Partnerships
We examine how community-based partnerships allow businesses and governments to solve issues of access to healthy food in Colorado.
RECONCILIATION THROUGH SOCIAL ACTION
As violence in Sri Lanka rapidly recedes into the past, a variety of actors work within the country to reconcile the remaining divides.
Civic Leadership and Enagement
We visit Washington DC and explore the interactions between the domestic and international ‘power brokers’ within the city.
REBUILDING SOCIAL CONTRACTS
With the highest Gini coefficient in South America, Colombia’s high levels of inequity stand as the largest hindrance for future growth.
Transforming Slums and Rebuilding Society
Work directly with TECHO, a youth led organization seeking to overcome poverty through the joint work of families and volunteers in Peru.