World Economic Forum

Global multi-stakeholder partnership design, implementation and evaluation

The Organisations: Headquartered in Geneva, the World Economic Forum's Centre for Nature and Climate provides a trusted and vibrant platform to progress the UN 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. They develop global multistakeholder partnerships to accelerate action, scale solutions, and support policy for a net-zero and nature-positive transformation. These partnerships include: 

  • Trillion Trees (1t.org) – Empowering communities to conserve, restore and grow trees 
  • Friends of Ocean Action (FOA) – Catalysing science-based action for a healthy and sustainable ocean 
  • Global Plastic Action Partnership (GPAP) – Engaging stakeholders to forge a future free from plastic 
  • Mission Possible Partnership (MPP) – Supercharging decarbonization in high-emitting 
  • Nature Action Agenda (NAA) – Halting biodiversity loss and transition to a nature-positive economy
  • Natural Climate Solutions Alliance (NCSA) – Unlocking finance for climate mitigation and resilience
  • Scale360 ̊ – Fast-tracking Fourth Industrial Revolution impact in the circular economy 
  • Sustainable Development Investment Partnership (SDIP) – Promoting sustainable finance system
  • Tropical Forest Alliance (TFA) – Reducing commodity-driven deforestation 
  • Schwab Foundation for Social Entrepreneurship – Advancing social innovation 
  • Platform for Accelerating the Circular Economy (PACE) – Accelerate global circular economy transition 
  • Global Battery Alliance – Creating a sustainable and responsible battery value chain


Why multistakeholder partnership matters: Tackling the complex problems that cross sectoral, jurisdictional, and professional borders requires collaboration for systems change between private, public, and civil society organisations. By working together, sharing risks, and combining unique resources and competencies, more innovative, sustainable, efficient, and systemic approaches are generated.


How we help: Since 2018, working with our partners Wasafiri, we have provided strategy and implementation support to teams from across the Centre and 26 multistakeholder partnerships. Using a range of consultative processes, we have

  • developed and implemented foundational systems for defining, tracking, and communicating impact
  • established a centralised Impact Measurement Function, built capacity, and fostered a culture of inquiry among highly distributed teams
  • co-designed shared values, strategies for change, and actionable roadmaps to create systems change 

As well as working with the Centre’s Global Secretariat, we work with in-country teams around the world in places like Ghana, Indonesia, India, Pakistan, and Viet Nam. This work includes:

  • co-design of global and local theories of change, and linked indicator development inclusive of measures to evaluate knowledge sharing, uptake, and use
  • co-creating and implementing evaluations of progress toward partnership-based, gender inclusive solutions


“Collaboration is proving a clear way for us to pool expertise, resources, and ambitions to address a common goal. Continuously learning from our experiences and demonstrating value are challenging to do, but essential to building better partnerships that affect greater change. Day Four Projects provides a clear, easy to follow path to understanding, strengthening, and communicating the value that partnerships create."‍
Georgie Passalaris Head, Impact Measurement & Management World Economic Forum