WHAT

GROWING THE FOURTH SECTOR LOOKS LIKE. 

By increasing visibility and understanding ​of the fourth sector, we can enable and leverage it to upgrade our economic system to be fit for the 21st century.

Below are "Lighthouse Initiatives" — fourth sector related work by partners and allies of this effort which are increasing the visibility,

understanding, and scaling of the sector to build back better.

 

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    Leaders On Purpose CEO Summit Copy

    THE CEO SUMMIT 2020:
    LEADERSHIP FOR THE 21ST CENTURY & BEYOND

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    The Fourth Sector in Ibero-America Project

    The Fourth Sector in Ibero-America Project is a multi-stakeholder initiative led by the Ibero-American General Secretariat (SEGIB) and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), that seeks to facilitate the creation of a more prosperous, socially fair and environmentally sustainable economy in the 22 countries of Latin America and the Iberian Peninsula, by advancing the development of a new ecosystem for benefit-driven enterprises.

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    B4B Coalition

    A trillion-dollar movement to transform global value chains and advance an economy that benefits all stakeholders

    The Fourth Sector Group and SYSTEMIQ, working in partnership with the World Economic Forum, International Chamber of Commerce (ICC), and CARE, and with support from the UK’s Department for International Development (DFID), are delighted to announce the launch of the Buy For-Benefit Coalition at the World Economic Forum 2020 Annual Meeting in Davos, Switzerland.

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    The Fourth Sector Development Initiative

    The Fourth Sector Development Initiative (FSDI) is a collaboration of public, private, and philanthropic institutions committed to accelerating sustainable, inclusive development by catalysing trillions of dollars of fourth sector growth globally by 2030.

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    Leaders On Purpose CEO Summit

    THE CEO SUMMIT 2020:
    LEADERSHIP FOR THE 21ST CENTURY & BEYOND

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    The Fourth Sector in Ibero-America Project Copy Copy

    The Fourth Sector in Ibero-America Project is a multi-stakeholder initiative led by the Ibero-American General Secretariat (SEGIB) and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), that seeks to facilitate the creation of a more prosperous, socially fair and environmentally sustainable economy in the 22 countries of Latin America and the Iberian Peninsula, by advancing the development of a new ecosystem for benefit-driven enterprises.

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    The Fourth Sector in Ibero-America Project Copy Copy

    The Fourth Sector in Ibero-America Project is a multi-stakeholder initiative led by the Ibero-American General Secretariat (SEGIB) and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), that seeks to facilitate the creation of a more prosperous, socially fair and environmentally sustainable economy in the 22 countries of Latin America and the Iberian Peninsula, by advancing the development of a new ecosystem for benefit-driven enterprises.

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    The Fourth Sector in Ibero-America Project Copy Copy

    The Fourth Sector in Ibero-America Project is a multi-stakeholder initiative led by the Ibero-American General Secretariat (SEGIB) and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), that seeks to facilitate the creation of a more prosperous, socially fair and environmentally sustainable economy in the 22 countries of Latin America and the Iberian Peninsula, by advancing the development of a new ecosystem for benefit-driven enterprises.

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    The Fourth Sector in Ibero-America Project Copy Copy

    The Fourth Sector in Ibero-America Project is a multi-stakeholder initiative led by the Ibero-American General Secretariat (SEGIB) and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), that seeks to facilitate the creation of a more prosperous, socially fair and environmentally sustainable economy in the 22 countries of Latin America and the Iberian Peninsula, by advancing the development of a new ecosystem for benefit-driven enterprises.

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    The Fourth Sector in Ibero-America Project Copy Copy

    The Fourth Sector in Ibero-America Project is a multi-stakeholder initiative led by the Ibero-American General Secretariat (SEGIB) and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), that seeks to facilitate the creation of a more prosperous, socially fair and environmentally sustainable economy in the 22 countries of Latin America and the Iberian Peninsula, by advancing the development of a new ecosystem for benefit-driven enterprises.

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    The Fourth Sector in Ibero-America Project Copy Copy

    The Fourth Sector in Ibero-America Project is a multi-stakeholder initiative led by the Ibero-American General Secretariat (SEGIB) and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), that seeks to facilitate the creation of a more prosperous, socially fair and environmentally sustainable economy in the 22 countries of Latin America and the Iberian Peninsula, by advancing the development of a new ecosystem for benefit-driven enterprises.

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    The Fourth Sector in Ibero-America Project Copy Copy

    The Fourth Sector in Ibero-America Project is a multi-stakeholder initiative led by the Ibero-American General Secretariat (SEGIB) and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), that seeks to facilitate the creation of a more prosperous, socially fair and environmentally sustainable economy in the 22 countries of Latin America and the Iberian Peninsula, by advancing the development of a new ecosystem for benefit-driven enterprises.

WHAT WE DO NOW
MATTERS.

"... [COVID-19] has exposed the fragility of our societies and economies to shocks, and it has laid bare deep inequalities... Everything we do during and after this crisis must be with a strong focus on building more equal, inclusive and sustainable economies and societies that are more resilient in the face of pandemics, climate change, and the many other global challenges we face’" 

— ANTONIO GUTERRES

April 28, 2020

IN THE SPOTLIGHT:
RECOGNIZING FOURTH SECTOR THINKING

What kind of "post-COVID-19 economy" do we want? Every actor in society can take important steps to accelerate the purpose-first economy to help us build back better.

Here are some organizations and initiatives who are using 'fourth sector thinking' and approaches to respond to the COVID-19 crisis and build a better, more resilient, inclusive, and sustainable economy. 

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Help the post-COVID-19 economy grow through the rise of the fourth sector.

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A collective global effort driven by leaders in policy, business, investing, academia, social innovation, and civil society who have come together to harness the growing fourth sector of the economy as pathway for social and economic recovery from the COVID-19 crisis.

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Building back a better economy is an effort that requires massive collaboration — there is a role for everyone across every sector. To get involved, or if you have any questions, please contact us!