Want to show investors that there is a measurable positive impact on a community as a result of business? Founder and CEO of a social and environmental accounting firm introduces two standard tests for impact investments and the necessary tools to measure impact.
People who read, study and follow the “design with the end user” mantra might feel more than ever that they’re doing the right thing, but they’ll simply be reinforcing the outside-in, top down approach without realizing it.
Thoughts from the chief innovation advisor for the World Bank on how localized innovations scale—calling for a nuanced way to think about scale and a more sophisticated understanding of how ideas and innovations spread.
The fifth Unreasonable Institute has come and gone. We have since synthesized what we learned and are already sharpening our offerings for our next few programs. Here's a look at what we learned and what we need to improve.
So many people in startup land go with the crowd and, thus, create the umm-teenth version of something that already exists. The supposedly smarter ones go against the crowd, which is not much better, as their theory of change is simply based on negating what everybody else is doing.
Confronting the hardest problems on the planet requires humility to admit that we don’t know many answers when we start; sometimes, we don’t even know the right problem to work on. And if you start with the wrong problem, you’ll certainly propose the wrong solution.
Source International provides scientists and scientific tools to communities threatened by waste and pollution from natural-resource extraction. With the resulting data, communities been able to press for compensation.
If we’re serious about breaking down silos, we could start by holding fewer sector-specific events and running more on issues and challenges—and other common themes running through the ‘for good’ sector.