Most complex systems do not fail for lack of resources.
If they fail, it is because diverse stakeholders do not know how to collaborate, there is inadequate support for leaders, or there is cultural resistance to innovation and change.
This is true of the systems that cause poverty and injustice.
People who want to help aren’t sure how. People who are most in need of help and see what’s needed have no voice.
Organizations work in silos with their own methodologies and ethos. Efforts are duplicated or omitted. Potential partners don’t know how to connect.
Opportunities for change are unrealized.
Fixing these systems requires more than making disparate stakeholders and resources known to each other or working on individual parts. It requires the convening power to bring all parties to the table, the ability to align forces and facilitate productive relationships.
Those relationships act as a circulatory system, carrying the knowledge, strength, wisdom and wherewithal required for lasting transformation.
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|The Museum for African Art||Hadeel Ibrahim, Edward Bergman|
|BSR||Josh Mailman, Robert H Dunn|
|TWDC Enterprises 18 Corporation||Maria Elena Lagomasino|
|The Coca-Cola Company||Maria Elena Lagomasino|
|Marsh & McLennan Companies, Inc.||Adele Simmons|
|Avon Products||Maria Elena Lagomasino|
|Levi Strauss & Co||Robert H Dunn|
|Groom Law Group Chartered||Gary M Ford|
|Brookings Institution||David De Ferranti|
|Bill, Hillary and Chelsea Clinton Foundation||Hadeel Ibrahim|
|Harvard Kennedy School||Kim Samuel-Johnson|
|The Washington Institute for Near East Policy||Michael W Sonnenfeldt|
|Stanford Graduate School of Business||Robert H Dunn|
|Jimmy Carter||Robert H Dunn|
|Wesleyan University||Robert H Dunn|
|Environmental Defense Fund||Adele Simmons|
|BNP Paribas SA||Youssef Dib|
|MacArthur Foundation||Adele Simmons|
|Union of Concerned Scientists||Adele Simmons|
|Echoing Green Foundation||Josh Mailman|