Sustainable Impact Investing
Our proven approach to investing in sustainable local Partners Centers shows that the role of an intermediary organization like PartnersGlobal is vital to incubating sustainable local leadership. PartnersGlobal provides the credibility and past performance to investors that might otherwise hesitate to fund new, local organizations. And through continuous training and on-site coaching in practical topics like business and proposal development, project and financial management, and leadership, PartnersGlobal transfers the skills and expertise to the local organization to engender client confidence. PartnersGlobal can often facilitate access to high-level diplomatic circles and corporations for convening and problem solving when there is limited access for local organizations. Finally, PartnersGlobal helps market the organization’s services and strengths to a wider international audience through conferences, technology and media.
Each new Partners’ Affiliate joins the Partners Network, gaining access, and contributing to, the knowledge embedded in over 200 practitioners around the world. Building on PartnersGlobal platform of experience, and drawing on the Network knowledge bank, social entrepreneurs are building their Partners Centers using the latest methodologies, innovative programming, and organizational models. PartnersGlobal’s Knowledge Management System enables Centers to access best practices, training programs, project designs and reports, and materials from all the Centers. This knowledge bank is available to all affiliates, and provides new Centers the opportunity to readily disseminate change and conflict management expertise in their countries.
Pathways to Sustainable Mediation
Mediation is seen as important factor to advancing the rule of law and improving access to justice, helping to promote peaceful and inclusive societies, and contributing to a stable business operating environment. To establish new mediation programs, often the focus has been on training quality mediators, building the physical infrastructure where mediations can take place, and passing new legislation that allows for mediation within the legal system. All of these efforts have been important building blocks to establishing the field; however, many mediation advocates find themselves wondering why there is not more demand for this important service.
With these challenges in mind, PartnersGlobal collaborated with the JAMS Foundation to design a curriculum for sophisticated mediation promoters to go beyond strengthening the supply side of mediation, to rather focus on thinking strategically and systemically about their ability to build long-term (sustainable) mediation programs in their own contexts. Our training and coaching program is intended to provide a space for personal reflection and inspiration for the many committed and professional Mediation Promoters working to embed mediation and promote a culture of peaceful and efficient dispute resolution – whether at the community level, within the court system or through private/commercial mediation.