David Maurrasse, Author at State of the Planet - Page 2 of 2

David J. Maurrasse is a research scholar at the Earth Institute. He is the president and founder of Marga Inc., a consulting firm providing advice and research to strengthen philanthropy and innovative cross-sector partnerships to address some of today's most pressing social concerns. He serves as an Adjunct Associate Professor at the School of International and Public Affairs, teaching a course titled "Strategy, Community Partnerships, and Philanthropy". He has published numerous books, including "Beyond the Campus" (2001), "Strategic Public Private Partnerships" (2013), and others. His upcoming book, "Philanthropy and Society" will explore how strategic philanthropy can include the perspectives and participation of grantee communities.

Recent Posts

Japan 2011 earthquake

Japan, Nuclear Power and the Need for Transparency

A year and a half after the Great East Japan Earthquake triggered one of the worst nuclear catastrophes in recorded history, the country is now in full energy conservation mode.

by |September 27, 2012

Rio 2016 Olympics: Another Reason to Watch Brazil’s Rise

If public-private partnerships are essential to successfully carrying out the Olympics and using it to catalyze positive change for the host city, then Rio could have an important advantage for hosting the games in 2016.

by |August 24, 2012
2012 London Olympics

London Olympics: How the Games Help Urban Development

The Olympics symbolize unity and friendship: The whole world comes together for the Games, playing by the same rules, honoring the same Olympian spirit of excellence and fair play. But today’s Olympics are notable for another type of collaboration—between the public and private sectors.

by |August 21, 2012
President Obama addresses Congress

School-Business Partnerships Key to Job Training

President Obama’s proposed American Jobs Act was presented to Congress this week. Included in the $447 billion jobs package is about $5 billion toward community college construction. Community colleges are uniquely positioned to provide workforce training and higher education.

by |September 13, 2011

Crossing Sectors, Growing Economies

Coordinating the resources of academia, government, non-profits and the private sector can promote industrial innovation and create jobs; it also can improve education, limit the spread of diseases and increase access to food.

by |September 8, 2011