Over the last few years I have been deeply involved with thought leaders at CA Fwd who produce the California Economic Summit and the California Center Team at the Milken Institute where we have been exploring a range of innovations to improve access to capital and triple bottom line economic development. We have seen that the notion of public benefit oriented public private partnerships are a viable pathway to incorporate the best gifts of entrepreneurship and business acumen in publicly mandated projects, while at the same time maintain the commitment to the common good.
Some of these frameworks have been inspirations of work that I’ve done and we are currently exploring ways to implement these models into a number of living laboratories. Mark Pisano is one of my fellow steering committee member of CA Economic Summit, and he has outlined one of many ways that more innovative thinking can be applied in government. His excellent article "Our Future is 3-D: How to better pay for public goods through economic growth” is one such example.
I would be happy to share more, where needed, and ideally have a conversation on ways that our approach can help advance better solutions for society.