By Marcel Arsenault, co-Founder, CEO, and Chairman of One Earth Future, an incubator of peace programs around the world, including PASO Colombia. He is also a member of the Giving Pledge, and Founder and CEO of Real Capital Solutions
“The time is right, if not overdue, to move beyond individual plans, policies, and institutions and form a cohesive effort that is global” says Marcel Arsenault. He recently shared an op-ed discussing the promise of the United Nations over the last 75 years and how philanthropy has a role to play in building a global system for designing, implementing and updating a multitude of plans to tackle the world’s most complex and interconnected challenges.
He discusses the case of Socorro, a woman in Colombia who gave up growing coca and became a pisciculture entrepreneur, as an example of how a philanthropist-backed market driven coalition can rebuild communities and contribute to the global fight against transnational organized crime.