Posts by Guadalupe de la Mata

Toolkit of All Toolkits for Social Innovation

Development practitioners are all too familiar with information overload on how they can do their jobs better. My aim with this blog is to curate some of that information so it’s easier to use. The DIY Toolkit (Development, Impact, and You), created by Nesta in cooperation with the Rockefeller Foundation, is a fairly new web-based resource with…

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If not me, who? if not now, when?

For the launch of the UN’s new campaign HeForShe, a movement dedicated to putting an end to gender inequality, this weekend Emma Watson delivered an empowering speech on feminism to a standing ovation. The first campaign of its kind at the UN, HeForShe will, according to Emma, “try and galvanise as many men and boys as possible to…

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Fifteen projects selected to compete for the EIBI’s 2014 Social Innovation Tournament

The Social Innovation Tournament,  was established by the EIB Institute in 2012  to  encourage entrepreneurship and new thinking to tackle social challenges,  rewards innovative projects that create social value and combat social exclusion. This year I had the privilege of  of being part of EIB´s  jury to select the Fifteen finalists  from 171 candidates in 26 countries.…

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Webinar Innovation & Business Development through Inclusive Business

WEBINAR |  July 15, 2014 | 9:00am Bogota | 10:00am NY | 15:00 London| 19:30 New Delhi Companies seek innovation opportunities, business development and market expansion. Meanwhile, countless communities around the world face market inefficiencies, exclusion, disconnection from markets, and many other development challenges. While they struggle with poverty and inefficiency traps, these populations represent an untapped productive resource and…

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My interview on the Social Innovation approach in Luxembourg: "If you want to go fast, go alone, if you want to go far, go together"

“If you want to go fast, go alone; if you want to go far, go together: What is Collective Impact?” This article has been published in the last newsletter of Innovationsocial.lu  the recently created  initiative to promote social innovation in Luxembourg. The project is lead by CRP Henri Tudor and supported by the Department of Solidarity Economy…

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Investing in Women´s Employment: Good for Business, Good for Development. New IFC report

International Finance Corporation published a report that outlines how investing in women’s employment has led to enhanced business performance and productivity for companies in diverse countries and sectors. The report, ‘Investing in Women´s Employment: Good for Business, Good for Development’ presents specific examples of how initiatives tailored to women—such as training, childcare support, health services, and…

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5th European Microfinance Award on Microfinance and the Environment

The objective of the 5th European Microfinance Award on Microfinance and the Environment is to highlight opportunities for microfinance to improve environmental issues in the South and encourage the industry to find innovative solutions for global environmental concerns. The award of €100,000 from the Luxembourg Ministry of Foreign and European Affairs – Development Cooperation and Humanitarian Affairs will be…

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What is Social Innovation?

I like the way Social innovation is enjoying growing recognition all over the world.  I really think it is the future to solve many of our current social and environmental problems,  and that is the reason why I support it and share methodologies, case studies and all kind of information of all those that want to…

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