Past events

Challenges and Opportunities of Cross-Sector Partnering

22 Jul

8:30 am - 5:00 pm

Event Details

Partnership is a key focus of the Sustainable Development Goals (so much so that the theme has its own SDG, #17). However, while partnership and collaboration is regularly put forward as critical to moving the sustainability agenda and SDGs forward, we also hear from different stakeholder groups that effective partnering brings a range of challenges. Accordingly, as part of our Sustainable Development Leadership Group work, we will be running partnerships training workshops later this year, which will bring business, NGOs and government together to build capacity around collaboration and partnering.

In advance of those workshops, we are holding single-stakeholder Chatham House discussions to unpack some of the challenges (and opportunities) in building cross-sector partnerships, which will feed into an issues paper, which in turn will inform the multi-stakeholder workshops.

Business discussions

We will be holding two business-only discussions, in Sydney and Melbourne. See below for further information:



When: Monday, 18 July, 8.30am – 10.00am

Kindly hosted by:

Oil Search, 1 Bligh Street, Sydney

When: Tuesday, 19 July, 2.00 – 3.30pm

Kindly hosted by:

Australia Post, 246 Flinders Lane, Melbourne
[Note: Dial-in details are available for the Melbourne discussion]

All GCNA business members are welcome to RSVP (please remember to note your location preference). If you are a non-GCNA member and interested in attending, please get in touch.

NGO discussion

This initial discussion will take place via teleconference. If you are interested in joining, please RSVP to receive dial-in details.

When: Friday, 22 July, 10.00 – 11.00am

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