Private Sector

“After two years in the Pentagon, I’ve decided the time is right to return to the private sector."
The department has been paralyzed by infighting over the role of private care for veterans.
What can consumer pressure campaigns really achieve?
The private sector must play its part in the race to keep a global temperature rise below 2 degrees.
While disruption may seem inevitable, city and governmental leaders can overcome it by understanding the causes, defining
Getting from our current world to a better one will require a very long series of decisions. Some argue the earth has now
With the U.S. at the epicenter of global technological innovation, the strategy should be a clear and obvious choice.
The opportunity has arrived for the private sector to play its part and assist in shaping holistic local, national, regional, and global responses to the rise of violent extremism, if for no other reason than the compelling business case.
For the first time in history, the number of people living in extreme poverty has fallen below 10 percent. The world has never been as ambitious about development as it is today.
- In 2013 Theirworld launched A World At School, a campaign network to mobilise the diverse groups that understood the importance
We are at a point in time, on this World Malaria Day, when it's no longer just hypothetical to think that malaria can be eradicated
With lives at stake, prohibiting the American private sector from helping with increased refugee resettlement abandons core American values of philanthropy and civil society. Hundreds of thousands of the most vulnerable Syrians need resettlement.
Well-designed CSR programs that focus on sustainable development -- as defined by the United Nation's (UN) Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) -- are powerful and essential tools for increasing standards of living around the world.
State and local investment in transportation, public buildings, water treatment systems, and other forms of vital infrastructure has fallen to a 30-year low. Reversing this decline is key to creating good jobs and promoting full economic recovery -- and it's an especially good time for states to do it, as we explain in a new paper.
It would be difficult to imagine a bigger sea change in thinking and practice about the private sector's role in international economic development than what we've witnessed these past 12 months.
In fiscal year 2016, the United States aims to resettle 10,000 Syrian refugees. Canada, on the other hand, is on track to resettling 25,000 Syrian refugees--from November 2015 to March 2016. The stark discrepancy is amplified by the fact that the United States has a population ten times greater than Canada's.
SDG implementation requires the production of more and better data at country, sub-regional and city level. The public sector alone is not up to the task and so other actors need to be brought into the game.
Communities in crisis lead to vulnerable societies. And vulnerable societies are prone to all kinds of social and economic degradation, including the rise of hopelessness, extremism and instability.
At Davos last week, individuals, companies, egos and states have collided, competed and sometimes collaborated in the battle to shape the global agenda. Speed dating for ideas geeks. Policy Vegas.