Ten global organizations join MIT D-Lab’s Practical Impact Alliance

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Johnson & Johnson, Unilever, and others sign on to the Practical Impact Alliance, a collaborative initiative aiming to scale poverty solutions worldwide.

MIT D-Lab made public today the 10 founding members of the Practical Impact Alliance(PIA), a new initiative based at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology designed to foster shared learning and collaborative action among a network of corporations, non-governmental organizations, and social enterprises with a demonstrated commitment to scaling solutions to global poverty.

PIA’s founding members include multinational corporations Ajinomoto, Danone, Greif, Johnson & Johnson, and Unilever; nongovernmental organizations the Grameen Foundation, the Melton Foundation, and World Vision International; and social enterprises Community Enterprise Solutions and Greenlight Planet.

“The Practical Impact Alliance embodies MIT’s strong commitment to collaboration in order to solve the world’s greatest challenges,” stated Professor Claude Canizares, MIT’s vice president responsible for international partnerships. “By working together with these far-sighted corporate and non-profit partners, we can significantly amplify our collective impact on the alleviation of poverty.”

Source: MIT News (link opens in a new window)

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