international development

international development

A Tri-sector Approach to Sustainable Development

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Through the collective efforts of the public, private and charitable sectors we’ve met the Millennium Development Goal of halving the proportion of people living in extreme poverty. But such shocks as pandemics, violent conflict and weather extremes have revealed the underlying fragility of societies, states and the poorest among their citizens. Building on the achievements of the MDGs, and the collaboration that made it possible, the United Nations will adopt the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) later this year, laying out an integrated approach to development — one which includes such objectives as climate change mitigation and improved global health and suggests a tri-sector approach that involves not only governments and international development organizations, but also global corporations, corporate foundations, philanthropists, social investors and non-governmental organizations. What are the unique capabilities that each player brings to bear? And what are the distinctive burdens placed on each actor that hinders or helps their engagement in international development work? The MDGs started the process. It will take us all to complete it. • Alessandro Carlucci, Former CEO, Natura @naturanet • Amina Mohammed, Special Advisor to the Secretary General on Post-2015 Development Planning, United Nations @UN • Janice Mwendameru, Trustee, Safaricom Foundation @SafaricomFDN • Moderator: Glen Galaich, CEO, The Philanthropy Workshop @ggalaich