The World Economic Forum (WEF) is a Geneva-based non-profit organization best known for its Annual Meeting in Davos, Switzerland, the Annual Meeting of New Champions in China (Summer Davos) and the Summit on the Global Agenda in Dubai.
How Smarter Giving Can Create a More Effective Nonprofit Sector Huffington Post Nonprofits that established a "proven" track record during this cycle could count on government funding to step in and take a program to scale, all under the notion of...
By Christian Seelos & Johanna Mair SUPPLEMENT TO SSIR FUNDED BY THE ROCKEFELLER FOUNDATION The term social innovation captures our collective desires to find novel solutions to persistent social needs.
Donors may prefer to contribute internationally, focusing on countries where they come from or where larger scale social benefit can be achieved for a fraction of the cost (think India). The lack of support for local causes in ...
Scaling Up Social Innovation - Lessons Learned Huffington Post As we started to scale, going from 70 rural retailers (what we refer to as Village-Level Entrepreneurs) to over 1100 in a year, it was sometimes easy to succumb to the urge to leave...
The Path to a Brighter Future? Expand Opportunities for Today's Young Huffington Post (blog) For two days, I joined conversations ranging from women and gender issues to technology and innovation and from economic growth and cities to opportunities...
In the era of the iPhone, Facebook, and Twitter, we want frictionless, “turnkey” solutions to the major difficulties of the world. We prefer instructional videos to teachers, drones to troops, incentives to institutions.
G8 - Launch of the Taskforce on Social Impact Investment Huffington Post UK Social Impact Investment is a response to the urgent need to achieve innovation and scale in the way we tackle social issues.
Silvie Jacobi from This Big City lays out how to keep cultural production and creative industries thriving in our cities.
While creativity is associated with notions of change and innovation, there is no common ground in defining what “applied” creativity is. In cultural strategy, creativity is often used as a proxy for how much cultural consumption infrastructure a city offers. Planning creativity in favour of consumption is a risky undertaking that often gentrifies original clusters of cultural production.
Cities have been extremely important for the emergence of contemporary cultural production as they are places with extreme spatial and social density, access to infrastructure and with labour specialisation and cultural emancipation.
In January 2008, Kate Clopeck was pursuing research on household water treatment in Ghana as part of a Master’s in Technology and Policy at MIT. It was there that she met fellow MIT engineering student Vanessa Green – today the CEO of local power electronics startupOnChip Power - and began plotting what would become Community Water Solutions, the nonprofit she now runs.
Crowdscience: 10 Must Do's to Generate Innovative, Catalytic, and Disruptive ... Huffington Post The topic I spoke on: new and innovative models that can promote youth entrepreneurship in the Arab world.
The Guardian Notorious BIG: how to take projects to scale in developing countries The Guardian This problem of scale really bothers me: why do we have so much trouble capturing ideas that work and spreading them?
Sustainable business: how we can learn from India's 'frugal' innovators Greenwise Business The Tata Nano is the best known frugal innovation, bursting onto the scene as the world's cheapest family car.