This year’s theme was “Disruptors and Decision Makers,” focusing on global challenges where business, philanthropy and government have opportunities for impact. During the conference, GHR had successful one-on-one meetings with several grantees and potential funding partners.
Key takeaways from the forum included:
- The importance of private capital and new lending mechanisms to support large-scale development in low-income countries.
- Wide-scale interest in the issues of slavery and human trafficking as an area for global funding and collaboration.
- Increased role of philanthropy and the private sector to advance the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals. This is in contrast to the previous Millennium Development Goals, which were largely focused on government implementation and creates new platforms for public-private partnerships.
Our team was inspired to see the increased focus on collaboration when it comes to global grant making. We look forward to advancing these important partnerships for increased impact. To learn more about collaborating with GHR, contact us.