If you want to find a partner, there is no better person than Darian Stibbe. Partnering for a sustainable future that is. Darian was once a quantum physicist for NASA, with a PhD from London and Harvard. 16 years ago, his career pivoted, and he hasn't looked back.
Today he is one of the leading thinkers and practitioners on delivering sustainable development through partnership. During our conversation, Darian explains what he has learnt from partnering over this time and then the new learnings that have taken place as the world has come together during 2020 to fight COVID-19.
The key success factors to partnering in general include: a common vision between partners; commitment between organisations; trust and; communication. During COVID-19, Darian explains “The threat is too urgent. We have seen an accelerated process, without necessarily having a base of trust. In addition, COVID-19 organisations have come together to partner for the common good, with much less requirement to gain personal benefit.”
And the future? How can we rebuild better? Darian shares his thoughts on why the UN Sustainable Development Goals already provide a blueprint to a sustainable and just future. Listen to find out his learnings on just how this can happen.
This podcast forms part of Business Fights Poverty Online 2020. To find out more and join the movement to rebuild better, check out: www.BusinessFightsPoverty.org