Today, many social problems have become too complex for isolated interventions. Collective Impact, which promotes cross-sector coalitions in working towards a common goal and along a structured collaborative approach, offers a way to achieve meaningful and sustainable progress in addressing large systemic-wide social issues.
Using this approach, a group of family and corporation foundations have agreed to set up a Collective Impact platform, initially focused on early childhood educare for disadvantaged families, to help families overcome barriers to learning and social integration. The SIE Fund has entered into a strategic partnership with the funders' group.
- Liza Green of Credit Suisse, one of the funders on the Collective Impact platform, shares her views on the work of SIE Fund and the development of the Collective platform: