Tag | Social Innovation

Social Impact Designers: Stories from the Field

Social Impact Designers: Stories from the Field.” will take place on Tuesday April 30th from 6:00 to 9:00pm. Featuring a panel of designers who are creating impactful change: Aya Jaffer, IDEO.org Ankita Roy, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center Lauren Gardner, Reboot Maggie Ollove, Center for Civic Design Trevor Zimmer, Dalberg Design Impact Group, The event […]

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Long-term, large-scale change: insights from the field

Recognizing the systemic nature of the change they’re seeking, organizations are shifting how they approach change-making. They’re preparing for journeys that are more long-term, more large-scale, and more complex. How should we think about strategy in such conditions? What does success look like, and what challenges do we face? This panel will explore the new […]

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J.M.K. Innovation Prize

The J.M.K. Innovation Prize seeks out innovators who are spearheading transformative early-stage projects in the fields of the environment, heritage conservation, and social justice. The J.M.K. Innovation Prize is open to non-profit and mission-driven for-profit organizations that are tackling America’s most pressing challenges through social innovation. In 2019, we will award up to ten Prizes, […]

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ACUMEN-UNILEVER SOCIAL INNOVATION CHALLENGE ON PLASTICS

You’ll learn about social enterprise business models that address the social and environmental challenges of plastic waste. Then, if you want to bring these models to life, you can compete for a share of $75,000 USD in seed funding and coaching from experts at Unilever. PART ONE: RAPID INNOVATION LAB Date & Time: Saturday, March […]

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Village Capital’s New Report: Capital Evolving

Alternative Investment Strategies to Drive Inclusion Innovation From Village Capital– The way we fund new businesses doesn’t work for most entrepreneurs. In the US, four out of five entrepreneurs never raise formal financing. Most of the people getting funding to build the companies of the future still represent a tiny, and wealthy, portion of the […]

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Join Echoing Green Dec. 4 to talk innovation deserts and inclusive tech ecosystems

  Please join us on Tuesday, December 4 to meet 2017 Echoing Green Fellow Felecia Hatcher, co-founder of Code Fever Miami, and hear about her mission to end innovation deserts. Through its programs and partnerships, Code Fever Miami is fostering inclusive innovation in communities of the emerging majority in the United States. You won’t want […]

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The Purpose of Capital: A Fireside Chat with Jed Emerson by Impact Entrepreneur Center for Social and Environmental Innovation

The field of impact investing has become as focused upon the same questions of strategy, tactics and financial returns as traditional investing. Many struggle to understand impact investment practice, definitions, terms and metrics, but in the absence of clarity concerning the ultimate purpose of capital, our efforts will be in vain and simply devolve into […]

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Core77 Conference “Now What? Launching & Growing Your Creative Business”, Oct 25th

Core77 is hosting their 2018 Conference “Now What? Launching & Growing Your Creative Business” on October 25th at A/D/O in Brooklyn. “Now What?” is a one-day event that will focus on maintaining or starting a design business. Leaders in the field of design entrepreneurship will share their personal success stories and offer insights on running design studios, launching products, and even creating crowdfunding campaigns. Several RISD […]

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NextGen Cup Challenge: Idea submissions open October 9 – November 16

The $1 million NextGen Cup Challenge is an open innovation initiative seeking to identify and commercialize existing and future solutions for the single-use, hot and cold fiber cup system. The Challenge, managed by Closed Loop Partners’ Center for the Circular Economy, is the first phase of a multi-year, multi-industry global consortium that aims to accelerate the design, commercialization, and recovery of […]

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Apply for The Roddenberry Fellowship :: Deadline Sept 19!

The Roddenberry Fellowship is a 12-month program for 20 activists, changemakers, and organizers from across the United States who are tackling one of these four issue areas: Civil Rights Environmental Protection LGBTQIA & Women’s Rights Immigration & Refugee Rights Fellows will each receive a $50,000 award, as well as tailored support to implement a project […]

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