A New Age of Global Problem Solving
At the forefront in tackling global issues is the challenge of obtaining funding for research and for solution delivery. Modern philanthropy is evolving to adapt to this need. Unlike the early years of industrialists funding local charities to address the human toll of the very industrial revolution they helped to create, today’s philanthropists are exploiting their new wealth and the digital technologies they invented to reach people in need worldwide.
An emerging model of collaboration in global problem solving accompanies this transformation in the mission of philanthropy. Where governments and traditional institutions have been stymied in developing cross-border or cross-constituency agreements, networks of multi-stakeholder change agents are seeing success.