Steve Schmida and Emily Clayton explore how agriculture diversification can help Malawi increase farmers’ incomes and improve nutritional outcomes, while building resilience to external shocks like coronavirus. Read more in Steve’s article for the Council on Foreign Relations.

As COVID-19 rages on, forward-thinking companies are collaborating across sectors to improve resiliency and strengthen their response to employees, customers, and impacted communities–but it’s easier said than done. In today’s article from Chief Executive Group, Steve Schmida shares some tips on how executives can increase the odds of a successful partnership.

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Join Steve on May 12 for a webinar with Moving Worlds’ Institute Director Cole Hoover, to learn what it takes to build partnerships that deliver world-changing outcomes.

Steve Schmida has made a career out of bringing people together to solve the world’s toughest environmental, social, and economic challenges. And now, he’s written a book about it. Partner with Purpose is a how-to guide for business professionals looking to solve big problems through cross-sector collaboration. It features direct perspectives from Fortune 500 companies, leading NGOs, and more. And it’s already receiving rave reviews!


Authoritative, all-encompassing, and richly detailed; a highly valuable partnership playbook.

—Kirkus Reviews


This valuable guide is both a spirited entreaty and practical road map for powerful collaborations between businesses and mission-driven organizations.

—BookLife (Editor’s Pick)

Steve Schmida spoke with PepsiCo’s Chief Sustainability Officer, Simon Lowden, to discuss the company’s focus on circularity and the importance of cross-sector partnership in delivering on sustainability goals—even when partnership involves a major competitor.

“Containing and reversing the spread of COVID-19 is not something large institutions, public or private, can solve on their own.” In today’s article from Next Billion, Steve Schmida shares how governments around the world can maximize containment efforts, by engaging companies, nonprofits, and community groups to fight the spread of the disease.