Posts Tagged ‘social innovation’

Social Innovation: 7 practical steps to promote it at regional level

 Europe 2020 is the EU’s growth strategy for the coming decade. In a changing world,  the EU wants to become a smart, sustainable and inclusive economy. These three mutually reinforcing priorities should help the EU and the Member States deliver high levels of employment, productivity and social cohesion. Concretely, the Union has set five ambitious objectives…

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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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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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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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What is Social Impact Investing?

Social investment is the provision and use of finance to generate social, or social as well as economic, returns. Over the last ten years various forms of social investment have grown rapidly and new forms have been introduced. This growth reflects a range of developments on both the demand side (a new generation of social…

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5 conditions for unleashing innovation in the public sector

I am very interested in the increasing trend of using Social Innovation within Governments worldwide. Lately I have even been able to participate and experience how different public sectors institutions are using innovative approaches, methodologies and processes to tackle the increasing social needs. I find fascinating how more and more public sector innovators are improving government by replicating…

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Social Entrepreneurs: Have Your Say! An Interactive Event on social entrepreneurship in Europe

The European Commission has organised a super interesting two-day interactive event on social entrepreneurship in Europe which will enable you to: discuss the issues YOU want and feed that into the conclusions of the event learn from foreign experiences and create networks have your own stand to showcase your success If you are interested in Social…

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My 10 favourite Social Innovation Practices

There are many practices and methods to facilitate Social Innovation and Collaborative Leadership that can be adapted depending to the context and needs of the specific problem we want to solve. I have mentioned  and written about many of them in this blog and have received a lot of questions and interest around them. Here…

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Free for Download: My presentation on how to use DESIGN THINKING to Innovate for Social Change (Human-Centered Design-IDEO)

Today, I want to share with you my  latest presentation describing the Human Centered Desing toolkit developed by IDEO. The methodology intends to help international development organisations, NGOs and Social Entrepreneurs to understand the Comunity needs and find innovative solutions that are at the same time  economically viable. [slideshare id=9997444] For years, businesses have used…

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