The New Global Citizen

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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.

Content from this campaign

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...
Jun 9, 2016 9:25 AM ET
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. It has been nearly fifteen years since C.K. Prahalad and Stuart Hart first helped business peek through the window of possibility ...
Jun 6, 2016 10:20 AM ET
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...
May 30, 2016 10:05 AM ET
The World Can Cut Food Waste and Loss by Half. So Why Haven't We?
The earth’s global food system is facing a quiet crisis—one-third of all food produced is never consumed while 1.2 billion people go to bed hungry or under-nourished, as global economic losses mount into the trillions. 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...
May 26, 2016 10:00 AM ET
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...
May 26, 2016 9:50 AM ET