Alliances & Co-creation: Building partnerships for greater impact

Parterning with Ashoka

A WIN-WIN IN A WOLRD WHERE SECTORS ARE OFTEN TOO SILOED

Given the growing complexity of current systems and the challenges to address global challenges at scale, no player can act single-handedly any longer. while social entrepreneurs have powerful solutions and insights on social issues, “scaling up” and reaching a larger audience remains a significant challenge. On the other hand, corporations are known for their capacity to operate at a large scale but have little knowledge about social issues or disadvantaged communities. It is therefore vital to find ways to pool together the different strengths of stakeholders. 

Through innovative alliances, social entrepreneurs, businesses and governments can complement each other’s skills and expertise, take on challenges that no one could solve alone, and simultaneously have access to new strategic win-win opportunities. Today, sectors are still silo-thinking but we can accelerate history by connecting the world’s most powerful network of social entrepreneurs with Changemakers from the business and private sectors to tackle social challenges at a large scale. 

To learn more about this thrilling program, watch the interview of Arnaud Mourot and Stephanie Schmidt below, and visit the Ashoka Changemaker Alliances website : http://www.ashokachangemakeralliances.org

This article was originally published on 23 June 2016
Related TopicsBusiness & Social Enterprise

Author

Pierre Esteve
Ashoka Switzerland

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