Caregivers play an essential role in all societies, helping to keep us healthy at all stages of life, and yet many caregivers struggle with a lack of training and connection to other health care professionals. More broadly, they often go unrecognized for the tremendous impact they have on public health and well-being.
For Danone, caregivers are key allies in the effort to ensure that new parents, elderly and people struggling with illness get the care and support they need. Together with its partners, the Danone Ecosystem Fund has co-created 17 projects to support and empower caregivers. These experiences have allowed us to identify some clear success factors, from building the right coalition of partners to ensuring that project management is structured to favor the general interest.