Radical Collaboration – How we accelerate partnerships to rebuild better?
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COVID-19 has demonstrated the capacity of rapid action and innovation through unprecedented partnerships to tackle emergency needs. Partnerships between competitors, other businesses, NGOs and Governments. Usually, these kinds of partnerships take months if not years to develop. Instead these are taking days and weeks.
As we move into a phase of rebuilding better, what can we learn from these new partnerships? How can new best practice of collaboration be established for systems change?
Catalina Garcia Gomez
Global Director of Corporate Affairs, AB InBev
Over 20 years of experience in multi-national organizations, in country, region and global roles in the consumer goods, mining, technology, petrochemical industries (AB InBev, SABMiller, Cerrejon – BHP Billiton-Xtrata coal mine, IBM, Dow Chemical), and PR & Communications consultancy (Llorente & Cuenca). Broad experience and knowledge of the Latin America region, and an extended network of stakeholders, including government officials, authorities, associations, NGOs media and multilateral organizations. Expert in developing internal and external business partnerships
Creative Director – The Partnering Initative
Dave has over fifteen years’ experience in cross-sector partnership and sustainability, with a particular focus on communications and project management. He was the lead writer for ‘Unleashing the power of business’, a TPI report designed to enhance the role of business in the post-2015 development agenda. He has since worked at both international and local levels. Clients include the Global Partnership for Education, the Global Green Growth Forum, the International Council on Mining and Metals and the Commonwealth Secretariat.
Global Sustainability Director – Natura
Denise started her career at Citibank, as a trader, in the late 1980s. In 1992, she started to work with investments, modeling new businesses, financial products, financial education and innovation. Her journey in Sustainability began in 2010, when she became Itaú Unibanco’s sustainability superintendent. Denise also assumed the presidency of Brazilian UN Global Compact, position she held from 2017 to 2019, becoming the first woman in charge of this UN initiative. She is a mentor and Board Member of UNDP and holds the position of Global Director of Sustainability at Natura.
Co founder at League of Intrapreneurs
Entrepreneur, strategist, passionate about how business can create positive impact and how people can find meaning at work. Florencia is Director of the League of Intrapreneurs, a global learning community with the mission to unlock the human potential inside large organizations to create a better future. She is an experienced facilitator, coaching groups and individuals throughout transformation journeys, and innovation processes. Florencia has more than 10 years of experience inside large corporations as ABN Amro Bank and McKinsey as well as a social entrepreneur having founded Cria Global (impact based innovation consultancy) and Pipa (accelerator for impact-driven start-ups in Brazil) and having worked closely as a mentor of various Ashoka Fellows. She holds an MBA from UC Berkeley, a BA in International Business and is a certified facilitator in Theory U. Florencia is today based in Punta del Este, Uruguay, mother of two girls Maia and Sofia.
Global Director of Smart Drinking, AB InBev
Joao leads the company’s holistic approach to reduce the harmful use of alcohol. Before AB InBev, Joao created revenue-generating business models to nonprofits operating in environmental conservation and youth empowerment. He was recognized by the World Economic Forum, Virgin Group, Red Cross, Ashoka and the British Council as a leading young global changemaker.
Director of Thought Leadership at Business Fights Poverty
Katie has over 10 years’ experience in business and social impact, including with multinationals in the finance and telecommunications sectors. Katie is an award-winning and published thought leader spanning disciplines of business innovation, stakeholder engagement and sustainability. As Director of Thought Leadership at BFP, Katie leads efforts to distil and distribute practical insights to enable businesses to scale their social impact. Previously, Katie worked for Barclays, where she led external stakeholder engagement and strategic relationships for the bank on social and environmental agendas. And for Telefonica UK, where she developed an award winning sustainability internal engagement strategy. Katie holds an MA Environment Politics & Globalisation, King’s College London.