Framework for Participation
Greater than the sum of our parts
Starting with its founding symposium where cross-sector sustainability principles were co-created in 2008, The Global Summit continues to sow the seeds for an ecologically inspired, social & economic trust network known as Partners in Empowerment™ (PIE) or 1PIE when united.
Harnessing the diversity of 6 key sectors, PIE bring the skills, appropriate technologies, and markets needed to add value to local assets and catalyze community-led solutions.
Whether a media group leads a cause-based marketing campaign to stop AIDS, a university creates greener technology, or an artist inspires a child in need, social, economic and environmental impact can be deepened and sustained through multi-sector collaboration.
6 sectors of Partners In Empowerment (PIE)
For-Impact Organizations – Who: Community based and international nonprofits, Foundations, Govt. Service Agencies dedicated to Social, Economic, and Environmental impact.
Educational Institutions – Who: Private, Govt. & Nonprofit educators, researchers, scientists advancing evidence based knowledge, technologies and tools for a sustainable world.
Sustainable Businesses – Who: Aspiring and established private sector entrepreneurs, fund managers, investors & advocacy groups harnessing market forces to build a sustainable world.
Responsible Media Groups – Who: Journalists, Print Media, Radio, Web, Event Producers & Communications Agencies who uphold truth in journalism to support an informed public.
Social Entrepreneurs – Who: Visionary citizen, non-profit & governmental innovators who create solutions dedicated to SOCIAL PROFIT i.e. benefiting people & the planet as top priority.
Artists in Action – Who: Musicians, visual and performing artists, actors, and celebrities.
“Whether through visual art, music or poetry, Artists speak with integrity and the world listens”.
The Unique Roles We Play:
Empowering all voices to be heard, PIE can be used as needed by government agencies for civic engagement or by community members as a self-organizing tool.
PIE emphasizes the unique ROLES and related skills that each individual, business, and / or agency has to contribute to — address an often interwoven set of locally determined needs – and to add value to latent local assets and economic opportunities;
PIE sector principles, skill sets, and roles are transferable, and can be universally applied to meet diverse challenges a community or region faces, promoting collaboration across social & environmental movements, advancing a whole-system approach to a sustainable world;