Nearly one-fifth of the world's population lives on less than $1.25 a day. Hundreds of millions of people don't have enough to eat. An even greater number lack electricity, most in countries where we do business and take vacations. In recent years, public-private partnerships have evolved in ways that create the innovation and financing needed to address the big challenges--education, food security, infrastructure, energy, health care, water, the environment--and truly improve lives. This session brings together corporate, government and philanthropic leaders to discuss Collaboration 3.0. What has spurred the growth in public-private partnerships? If reputation and new consumer markets are not the main incentive, why are companies investing heavily in the communities where they work? How are governments, NGOs and donors themselves benefiting, and how do they maintain their autonomy while working with the private sector? What are the most sustainable and effective public-private partnership models for the future?
Associate Director, Financial Innovations Labs, Milken Institute
President and CEO, World Food Program USA
Deputy Director, Program-Related Investments, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation
Manager, Global Social Investment, Policy, Government and Public Affairs, Chevron Corporation