Public-Planet Partnerships: How to Design Interspecies Collaborations



As we look to the private sector to bridge a $2.5 trillion annual investment gap to achieve the sustainable development goals (SDGs), are we overlooking our biggest social and economic partner: planet Earth itself? What does it mean to partner with the 8 million other species, natural forces, and ecosystems that make up our Earth community through mutually beneficial win-win collaborations?

In complementarity with other approaches like biomimicry, circularity, and nature-based solutions (NbS), Public-Planet Partnerships (PPP) is an ethos and step-by-step methodology that combines design-thinking, management consulting and spiritual ecology, with a science-based approach to enable regenerative collaborations between humans and the natural world.

My Public-Planet Partnerships (PPP) cofounder, and sibling, Tariq Al Olaimy and I had the pleasure of hosting a session for the virtual Skoll World Forum on Social Entrepreneurship, to share how changemakers, businesses and governments can use our open-source PPP tools to design their own interspecies collaborations.


We were also joined by 2 organizations that are already partnering with nature: Jennifer Holmgren, CEO of LanzaTech, and Michaël Van Cutsem, CEO of BeeOdiversity. Watch the full recording above.

Public-Planet Partnerships is a joint project led by 3BL Associates and SoScience, and was supported by Ashoka ChangemakerXchange, the Robert Bosch Stiftung, and by Expo Live’s Global Impact Innovators program, under Dubai Expo 2020.

FOLLOW ME

  • Facebook - Grey Circle
  • Twitter - Grey Circle
  • LinkedIn - Grey Circle
  • Instagram - Grey Circle

© 2020