The New Global Citizen

Today’s world demands individuals and organizations prepared to thrive in a globally interconnected network of challenges and opportunities. Greater social awareness and innovative approaches have allowed a growing number of individuals and organizations to cross borders and cultural boundaries to create shared value and understanding.

The New Global Citizen chronicles the stories, strategies, and impact of innovative leadership and international engagement around the world. This digital publication seeks to capture the ground-level impact of these approaches, providing an avenue through which beneficiaries and implementers alike can showcase their impact.

Today’s transformed and increasingly interconnected world has spurred a revolution in our global culture, reinforcing collaborative approaches to addressing complex challenges. In so doing, the New Global Citizen elevates the ways in which individuals, corporations, and others are championing a better future for our world.

This is the world of the new global citizen. This is your world.

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Events, Media & Communications

The New Global Citizen Announces the PYXERA Global Engagement Forum New, Online Platform and In-Person Event
Engagement is central to the work of The New Global Citizen—a thoughtful, animated, energetic exchange of ideas, perspectives, and value. This is why PYXERA Global, parent organization to The New Global Citizen, has chosen this word as central to its new publication platform: the PYXERA Global Engagement Forum: Online, which will replace The New Global Citizen. On 3BL Media, all stories and multi-media articles moving forward can be found on the new Global Engagement Forum: Online Campaign.

Events, Media & Communications

The U.S. Government Celebrates Partnerships that Advance Diplomacy and Development
In my office’s public-private partnerships trainings, we often open with an ice-breaker in which we challenge groups of participants to complete a puzzle as a team, without the box top as a guide. As the groups attempt to finish the puzzle, they eventually realize that they are missing one crucial puzzle piece—and have an extra piece that doesn’t fit. Entrepreneurial team members are able to figure out that one puzzle piece has been switched with another group’s puzzle, and it’s only by trading those pieces that each puzzle can be completed.

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Book Excerpt: The Base of the Pyramid Promise: Building Businesses with Impact and Scale
There is a fortune at the Base of the Pyramid, not waiting to be found, but awaiting co-creation. That’s the message Ted London delivers in his new book, The Base of the Pyramid Promise: Building Businesses with Impact and Scale.

Sustainable Finance & Socially Responsible Investment

Reducing Post-Harvest Loss Can Help End Hunger
At the 1959 World Health Assembly, Soviet scientist Victor Zhdanov put forth a radical idea: a global campaign to eradicate smallpox, a disease that first surfaced more than 10,000 years ago and which is estimated to have caused 300–500 million deaths during the 20th century alone. Local and multinational campaigns had shown great promise in defeating the disease across North America and Europe, as well as parts of South America, but a global campaign was an audacious suggestion. Nothing of the sort had ever been attempted. Yet the Soviet Union and the United States, two of the world’s most populous countries, had successfully rid their nations of smallpox. If this was possible, why not take on the world?

Sustainable Finance & Socially Responsible Investment

The World Can Cut Food Waste and Loss by Half. So Why Haven't We?
This year at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, The Rockefeller Foundation launched YieldWise, a $130 million initiative to demonstrate how the world can cut food waste and loss in half by 2030. The initiative represents the next chapter in our work to effectively address agriculture and food insecurity, which has spanned more than a century and several continents—from seeding the Green Revolution that fed a billion people across Asia and South America in the 1950s and 1960s, to the work of the Alliance for a Green Revolution for Africa (AGRA) (in partnership with the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation), over the last decade.

Events, Media & Communications

How Government Engages the Private Sector in the Fight Against Global Poverty
At the Public-Private Partnerships (PPP) Conference hosted last fall by Georgetown University’s Master of Science in Foreign Service program, former Administrator of USAID, Rajiv Shah, highlighted the changing landscape of foreign aid. In particular, he noted the game-changing emergence of the private sector. “This is the first time in history we are actually succeeding at reducing extreme poverty, and we have the ability to end it altogether,” Shah observed. “At the same time, the development sector has widened, and private companies are responsible for much of what has brought people out of poverty.” The lesson for the development community, he said, is to welcome in the private sector and operationalize PPPs to solve future problems.A Brief History of Partnership.

Events, Media & Communications

Navigating the Opportunities and Risks of Partnering for Social Development
Partnerships are intended to de-risk a project, but carry risks of their own,” Judy Brown, the Chief Advisor for External Affairs in the East Pacific and Latin America at Rio Tinto and a veteran of field-level sustainability work, advised a group of 15 students in the Georgetown Master of Science in Foreign Service program. For both the public and private sector, the advent of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) make partnerships that catalyze the development of local markets especially important. Brown had joined Whitney Shinkle, a senior advisor to Bancroft Global Development, and me to speak with my class on public-private partnerships about the ethics, risks, and benefits of partnering with local governments and NGOs, something large companies are increasingly being

Events, Media & Communications

Four Reasons to Be at the Responsible Business Summit this June
Building a responsible business is a lot like baking a cake. Most cake recipes have certain ingredients in common—the flour, the milk, the eggs, and the sugar. The recipe tells you which ingredients to use, how much, when, and at what temperature. All of these affect whether or not you end up with a delicious cake or one that goes into the garbage. Similarly, responsible businesses have common ingredients—sustainable strategies, processes, and implementation practices. However, there isn’t a one-size-fits-all recipe that will spark an overnight business transformation.

Events, Media & Communications

Can One Organization Democratize Design Thinking for Everyone?
Tyson Weinert is a lively and ingratiating veteran trainer, who after 18 years of service, separated from the U.S. Coast Guard last year. Since then, he has traveled the country training groups of people from all walks of life to embrace the application and benefits of human-centered design. He had come to D.C. with a simple mission: to induct our group of 18 wannabe designers into the discipline of developing solutions in the service of people.

Innovation & Technology

Forest Gardens in Senegal Help Subsistence Farmers Thrive
After decades of backbreaking subsistence farming, Malik Ndao faced a bleak future. Despite years of work cultivating his fields, Malik could barely grow enough crops in Senegal’s barren land and arid soil to feed his family, much less make a living. He was often forced to leave his wife and five children for months in search of additional work to support the family. “I used to leave my mother and wife for the entire dry season, and still I struggled to bring home $20,” Malik recalls from years earning tips pushing wheelbarrows and carrying boxes. Hunger drove him to scavenge the local forest for wood and fruit, where he gathered anything he could eat or sell. Barely surviving, he could only dream of a better life.
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