In a CSRwire guest post, KnowlEdge Srl CEO Dr. Andrea Bassi and World Economic Forum Dean Gilbert Probst present the UNDP Guyana Low Carbon Emission Strategy and the Madrasati Initiative as examples of programs with extensive reach due to the number of shareholders engaged in their work. Their call to identify “stakeholders, causes and impacts” when building partnerships to tackle complex issues serves as a reminder that strategy is key when taking up a cause: whether bridging the gap between private and public or (inter)national and local, we, as partnership facilitators, must be conscious of the need for diverse perspectives and attention to nuance.

March 19, 2014; CSRwire Talkback
By Dr. Andrea M. Bassi and Gilbert Probst

In today’s complex systems, in which the dominant dynamics may be beyond our control, it is essential to build strong relationships if organizations are to achieve desired results.

Everyone needs to contribute solutions for complex problems such as global warming, poverty, unemployment, etc. Many different, independent variables create these complex problems. Therefore, multi-dimensional approaches and diverse points of view are required to understand these problems and to take actions to overcome them.

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