Sharing Strategies has organised itself across three workstreams. Each brings together key actors to drive coordination, foster innovation, support impactful campaigns around key moments and present solutions for potential funders.
Some emerging concepts arising from Sharing Strategies' three workstreams
Connecting local to global campaigns & movements
We have seen repeated failures and faltering of global political leadership in recent years, whether in response to covid, climate change or corrupting influences in global finance and democracies. Populism has a highly effective playbook which pits the “left behind at home” against the poor abroad, and which positions the short term against the long term. This is all harder because the once crucial solidaristic networks such as faith networks and trade unions are not as strong as they once were.
Furthermore, new forms of online organising too often separate us and sow divisions between cliques and silos rather than unify us under a greater cause. Weakly-regulated places online also foster hatred, othering, misogyny and misinformation.
We need to counter the populist playbook with a compelling but credible vision of investment, abundance, inclusion, security and sustainability, where we all make a contribution, where we all see ourselves succeed in a better future which requires collective action for the long term - now. This vision requires great short-term advocacy to make the best of current political realities, but it also requires investing in new generations of creative storytellers and campaigners and in news ways of mobilising locally that are connected globally - "The Big Local".
This local 'place-based' organising and creative campaigning meets real people where they are at, tests what works where and for whom, doesn’t talk down to people, and takes us all on a journey of hope and accelerating positive action.
Mobilise public support for long-term climate- and SDG-smart policies and mitigate populism's push-back against global cooperation
Global public goods
There is an approximately $1.3 trillion gap per year by 2025 in incremental annual investment needed to achieve a just transition to a low-carbon economy and to drive the SDGs in emerging and lower-income countries. We believe it is possible to close this gap through a ‘Big Push’ mobilisation of financing from domestic sources, multilateral and other official financial institutions, overseas development assistance (ODA) and private capital - so long as these are linked to a strong improving pipeline of sustainable infrastructure and human capital projects.
Raise trillions more in quality public and private investment to finance the equivalent of a Marshall Plan for People and Planet
Local public goods & win-win results for
people & planet
We need to ensure these transformative investments support a smart pipeline of country-owned projects, unleash innovative technologies and local leaders to deliver a sustainable jobs boom, and strengthen health, education, food, agriculture, energy and circular economy systems.
There are emerging best practices on how to apply data science, digital platforms and open government principles to empower local leaders and national decision-makers so that policies and projects deliver better for people and planet. This includes 'co-benefit' design and delivery - for example when an education or health sector project also helps with climate or gender equality goals. These funds must flow through open budgets and contract processes so that policymakers, citizens and taxpayers can track the funds and ensure lasting results against key performance indicators.