Category Archives: Social innovation

The Social Ideas Podcast: ‘Slow Prototyping’ for systemic change

The Social Ideas Podcast: ‘Slow Prototyping’ for systemic change

In this episode, MSt in Social Innovation graduate and Global Engagement Office at CERN, Claudia Marcelloni discusses the social innovation lab movement and how its progress inspired her.

Through her research, Claudia discovered the benefits of a slower pace, and how taking time can lead to discoveries that enable systemic change. Read more

The Social Ideas Podcast: human trafficking, the scourge of humanity

The Social Ideas Podcast: human trafficking, the scourge of humanity

The Social Ideas Podcast The Social Ideas podcast shares the impact of social innovation, its necessity and its capacity to challenge the status quo. Throughout this series, highly committed change makers in business, civil society, policy and academia will talk about their work, their ideas and their motivation to strive towards to a more equitableRead more

Social entrepreneur mum wins the Prime Minister’s Points of Light Award

Social entrepreneur mum wins the Prime Minister’s Points of Light Award

On 1 April 2019, parent and Leader Plus founder, Verena Hefti received the prime minister’s Points of Light award in recognition of her determination to ensure parents can continue their career trajectories. Read more

The Social Ideas Podcast: Should charities charge fees for services?

The Social Ideas Podcast: Should charities charge fees for services?

Following the crisis, the charity sector experienced a significant fall in income but one area that bucked the trend was the ‘fees for services.’ In this episode, Flora Raffai discusses the answer to her question … Fee or free: Should charities charge beneficiaries fees for services? Read more

Start where we are

Start where we are

20 August 2018. A 15-year-old girl steps up – and out of school – and goes on strike. Thousands follow Greta Thunberg’s example, collectively shaming older generations for inaction or ineptitude in the face of climate crisis. For Thunberg, even Sweden, with its relatively ambitious carbon policies, is halfhearted and too little, too late[1]. DoingRead more

Rebuilding community through social innovation: a PLACE model

Rebuilding community through social innovation: a PLACE model

For centuries, residents of Fogo Island, Newfoundland relied on codfish as their primary economic resource. In 1992, the Canadian government announced a moratorium on cod fishing in the North Atlantic Ocean in an effort to replenish the dwindling stocks. The moratorium, however, created a catastrophe of unemployment, forcing many Fogo Islanders who relied on thisRead more

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