Tips for private sector: Getting the most out of partnerships

Katy Hartley, Philips Foundation director, shares with Devex associate editor Richard Jones tips for private sector companies looking to work with development partners.

What does the Philips Foundation seek from its innovative partnerships with organizations like the International Committee of the Red Cross?

It’s about getting the best out of each partner and learning from each other, Philips Foundation Director Katy Hartley told Devex associate editor Richard Jones on the sidelines of the 32nd International Conference of the Red Cross and Red Crescent in Geneva.

Watch on the above clip to learn Hartley’s tips for other private sector companies looking to work with development partners — based on the Philips Foundation’s experience with the ICRC — and how she refutes certain misconceptions about private sector-led innovation in the humanitarian sector.

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    Helen Morgan is an Associate Editor at Devex. She has a background in human rights, radio and journalism, and has written for a variety of international publications while living and working in Buenos Aires, New York and Shanghai. She is now based in Barcelona and supports editorial content on campaigns and media partnerships at Devex. She is currently studying a master's degree in contemporary migration.