From Transactional to Transformational Social Impact Partnerships, How Can We Partner More Effectively?

(Business Fights Poverty) #1

Join us for a live written discussion, with a panel of experts to discuss transformational social impact partnerships and how we can partner more effectively.

Live Panel

Thursday 21 February 2019, 15:00- 16:00 GMT / 10:00- 11.00 EST. ADD TO CALENDAR


If we are to deliver on the Sustainable Development Goals, and defend progress already made, we must, all—business, civil society and government—partner more effectively and more deeply than ever - but how?

"If you’re a supplier you deliver something in a fixed period of time. A partnership is a win-win, where you both want to achieve a shared goal and you keep going to achieve this. It’s like one plus one equals three.”

Explained members of the Cargill Central American Team recently during an interview for the Building Transformational Partnerships research Business Fights Poverty, Cargill and CARE undertook.

Join this live online discussion, on Thursday 21 February, 15.00 GMT/ 10.00 EST, to explore why businesses, NGOs and others are looking at new ways to partner, deepen impact and make a difference. You will hear first hand accounts from practitioners, learn from their successes and their mistakes, deepen your insight into partnerships which are pushing the boundaries and increase your understanding of the opportunities delivering SDG #17 could bring to your business.

If you are part of a business, NGO or organisation looking to forge partnerships, deepen relationships and scale impact this discussion will give you practitioner insight into how to move from transactional, primarily philanthropic relationships to ones that, genuinely draw on the capabilities, skills and resources of each partner - creating not only shared commitment to an ambitious outcome but lasting focus to ensure impact delivery.


Taryn Barclay, Senior Director, Strategic Partnerships and Stakeholder Relations, Cargill
Claire Hitchcock Director, Community Partnerships, EMAP, GlaxoSmithKline
Norine Kennedy, Vice President, Strategic International Engagement, Energy & Environmental Affairs, USCIB
Joan Lundgren, Executive Director, Strategic Partnerships, CARE
Rebecca Middleton, Executive Director, Alliance to End Hunger, representing the SDG2 Advocacy Hub
Darian Stibbe, Executive Director, The Partnering Initiative
Richard Morgan, Head of Government Relations, Anglo American
Michael Michener, Vice President, Product Policy and Innovation, USCIB

Moderator: Katie Hyson, Director of Insights, Business Fights Poverty


  1. Why are transformational private sector – NGO partnerships so important, particularly in light of advancing the SDGs?

  2. What makes for a great transformational partnership and how do you get there? (top tips from practitioners)

  3. What are lessons learnt and pitfalls to look out for in the pursuit of transformational partnerships?

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