Together we are stronger – Alliance building, collective impact and 50by40
15:00 - 15:55
The animal rights and vegan movements have come a long way. Now it’s time to take our efforts to the next stage to increase our impact for animals. This talk stresses the importance of alliance building and coordination in creating an even more resilient, impactful, and transformational movement – replacing competition with coordinated cooperation and a strategic division of labour. To this end, this talk introduces the concept of Collective Impact, a rather novel social change approach that promises to highly impactful and is becoming increasingly popular, and shows how it can be applied towards our movement through the 50by40 initiative (reducing global animal consumption by 50 percent by 2040). This way, we can create a win-win situation for everyone working towards a better world for animals. As a famous African proverb suggests: If you want to go fast, go alone. If you want to go far, go together. And far we need to go indeed.