Increase the resources flowing toward fourth sector ecosystem development.
By enhancing knowledge and advancing policy, we can build the fourth sector’s foundation.
By raising awareness, providing education and training, and connecting stakeholders, we can catalyze and support the engagement of the multitude of stakeholders needed to build the fourth sector’s ecosystem (lawyers learning and practicing for-benefit law, journalists spreading news about for-benefit businesses, educators learning about and then teaching for-benefit practices, etc.). Taken together, these activities can lead to a fully established, comprehensive, and operational fourth sector ecosystem.
Educate & Train
To make all of this happen across the world at the scale and pace needed, however, requires the mobilization of significant financial and other resources toward these activities and the fourth sector ecosystem development efforts they catalyze. Put simply, to grow trillions of dollars of fourth sector enterprise activity globally over the next two decades, billions of dollars of investment in fourth sector ecosystem development will be required, and millions of dollars will need to be invested in accelerating, catalyzing, and supporting such ecosystem development activities.