Category Archives: Social innovation

How can social good initiatives go global and resonate with locals?

How can social good initiatives go global and resonate with locals?

The social good sector is more global than ever before. Over 90 per cent of European organisations give internationally. In Latin America, corporations are equally as likely to offer domestic or international pro-bono support.[1] And 1.6 million tourists travel abroad to volunteer annually.[2] The millennial generation is particularly inclined to rally around global, rather than… Read more

Pioneering investors of 21st century systems change infrastructure – who are you?

Pioneering investors of 21st century systems change infrastructure – who are you?

Cathedrals have been some of the most important infrastructure projects in the history of humankind. They have been places where people have come together for a higher purpose, to connect, to make sense of the world and to be together in community. In many ways, they were unique infrastructure projects compared to projects of today:… Read more

How can we keep innovations social? The case of anaesthetics and lethal injections

How can we keep innovations social? The case of anaesthetics and lethal injections

Social innovations come in all kinds of shapes and sizes but they are rarely black and white. Despite the positive intention behind them, they sometimes end up being used counter to their purpose. The good news is that under two circumstances activists are likely to succeed in righting this wrong. Anaesthetising the social? Anaesthetics are… Read more

One, two, free: how natural capital accounting can help drive environmental sustainability through corporations

One, two, free: how natural capital accounting can help drive environmental sustainability through corporations

Corporations are beginning to take the natural capital that their businesses rely on seriously. From 2013-2014 there was a 34 per cent increase in the number of corporations mentioning ecosystem service provision or natural capital in their annual reports[1]. There is also a growing awareness of the economic value of natural processes and the ways… Read more