By Geri Stengel
In a world in which social needs seem to be ever-increasing, we need to be more creative in the way we solve these problems. One approach is through public-private partnerships, which are transforming the way we problem-solve at local, national and international levels. The United Nations is entering into these partnerships, too.
Elizabeth Gore (no relation to Al Gore) is working to support the UN on these initiatives. She is the first-ever resident entrepreneur at the United Nations Foundation and chair of UN Foundation’s Global Entrepreneurs Council. Entrepreneurs think differently, Gore asserts. They’re not bound by doing things the same old way.
“Entrepreneurs don’t see barriers,” she says. “To an entrepreneur, barriers are merely challenges that you climb over, slip under, go around or push through. Many entrepreneurs think globally and understand the importance of having a thriving community around them — corporate social responsibility is part of their DNA. Working with entrepreneurs on solving world problems is a natural fit.”Click to continue reading »