Members were invited to comment on their membership and involvement in Partnership initiatives via an online tool. 64% of the members underlined the basic idea of the Partnership and completed the sentence "We are members of the Partnership because..." with "because we achieve more together than alone". It was followed by "because network sharing is helpful to my work" (50%) and "because membership helps me advance sustainability issues in my organisation" (39%).
On participation in Partnership initiatives - "What factors would need to change for you to participate in a Partnership initiative? - the most important answers were: " Partnership initiatives that have more to do with our core business" (57%), "initiatives that are easier to participate in with less bureaucracy" (48%) and that you need "more time" (34%). These are important indications for the Steering Committee when it deals with the adjustments to Pillar 2 of the Partnership work (joint engagement).
Frank Zach also said about the concept of Partnership Initiatives: "Even below the threshold of a Partnership Initiative, there is a lot of motivation among the members to make a difference. In 2020, we will develop instruments that will make it possible to tackle urgent problems and give the necessary impetus. This must also be possible in addition to Partnership Initiatives and that is what we want to get going."