The problems facing society are greater than ever. Crumbling infrastructure. Spiraling healthcare costs. Inadequate education systems. Government can no longer handle these problems alone.

The discussion incorporated themes from The Solution Revolution by William Eggers and Paul MacMillan, which explored ways in which cross-sector collaboration can solve big problems and create public value in a 21st century economy. The smart combination of resources across sectors empowers society to tackling tackle today’s challenges, with less reliance on the government. The session was moderated by HBR’s Editor-at-Large, Julia Kirby.

Panellists included: William Eggers of Deloitte; Mary MacLeod, Conservative MP for Brentford and Isleworth; Nick Candler, Chief Operating Officer of Pret, and Jeffrey Gedmin, President and CEO of the Legatum Institute.