Development partnerships in a modern world
By Steven Schmida, Chief Innovation Officer, Resonance inc. (USA)
For the Department of International Relations, International University of Central Asia
February 16, 2021, 8:00 am (Kyrgyz time)
In the 21st century, businesses are increasingly faced with complex, «wicked» problems – challenges with social and environmental dimensions that no one company can solve alone.
Partner With Purpose is a step-by-step guide to planning, launching, and successfully maintaining cross-sector partnerships, illustrated with vivid real-life stories from the author’s work with companies around the world.
In this IUCA talk, Steven Schmida will discuss findings from his new book Partner With Purpose. He will discuss how especially common in the frontier markets of Asia, Africa, Latin America, and the former Soviet bloc. in many cases, the best solution is to create cross-sector partnerships with organizations from outside the business world – foundations, nonprofits, government agencies, and more. The resulting partnerships can generate business value as well as positive social impact, thereby benefiting companies and communities alike. He will discuss modern international relations from development perceptive.
Steve Schmida is the founder and Chief Innovation Officer of Resonance, a corporate sustainability and global development consultancy. Resonance clients include Fortune 500 companies, international donor agencies as well as leading non-profits and foundations. His writings have appeared in the Stanford Social Innovation Review, Medium.com, The Huffington Post, and The Moscow Times. Steve has worked in more than 40 countries across Africa, Asia, Eurasia, Latin America, and the Middle East. Prior to founding Resonance (formerly SSG Advisors), Steve lived and worked for eight years in Russia and Central Asia, where he established and led programs for the Eurasia Foundation and the National Democratic Institute. Fluent in Russian, he holds a master’s degree from the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy at Tufts University.
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Topic: Guest lecture: Steven Schmida, CIO, Resonance inc (USA)
Time: Feb 16, 2021 08:00 AM Bishkek
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