The Dutch have a lot of experience, at all scale levels, in effective ‘Public-Private Partnerships’ (PPPs) between government, businesses and knowledge institutes. This successful way of working the Dutch call the ‘Triple Helix Approach’, also known as ‘The Dutch Diamond’.
The Netherlands wants to extend its contribution to national and international PPPs, to solve global challenges together. It’s through creating the right environment and with the right knowledge-based businesses that we find ways to contribute towards realising a better world. Doing good and doing business go hand in hand.
Inspiring platforms for inspiring partnerships
The P4G Global and P4G NL platforms are meant to inspire you via a collection of exciting PPPs examples from industry experts, and to invite you to join or start partnerships. Our aim is to encourage sharing of experiences, to learn from each other, and to move you towards sustainable development through emerging green finance and technologies.
Meeting humanity’s greatest needs
P4G focusses in particular on five key areas related to the United Nation’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs): Food and Agriculture (SDG 2), Clean Water (SDG 6), Clean Energy (SDG 7), Sustainable Cities (SDG 11) and Circular Economy (SDG 12). However, since all sectors and SDGs eventually are inextricably linked, all kinds of PPP initiatives are being encouraged.
Our oceans and seas serve critical needs in times when an exponentially growing global population puts immense pressure on the use of space. In the Netherlands, government organisations, research institutes, NGOs and entrepreneurs have joined forces to work on multi-disciplinary, cross-sector solutions for the sustainable, smart and dynamic development of the North Sea. Together they form the Community of Practice (CoP) North Sea, in which stakeholders share their knowledge on this marine environment, develop strategies and form consortia to make the sustainable blue economy happen.
The P4G State-of-the-Art Partnership Awards are presented annually to public-private partnerships that have achieved measurable success based on innovation, impact and scalability. At a virtual event, P4G announced FINISH Mondial as its 2020 State- of-the-Art Partnership of the Year for scaling safe sanitation access to more than 5 million people across six countries, with an innovative self-sustaining model that involves both the demand and supply side of access. Poor sanitation has been associated with many infectious diseases and poor nutritional outcomes. Roughly 165 million children (under five) suffer from long-term nutrition deficiencies.