Giving Compass' Take:
- Stanford Social Innovation Review recaps the 14 expert-led sessions of its 2021 virtual conference on the future of social innovation.
- How crucial is it to reflect on trends in social innovation during the tumult of the pandemic? What are you doing to impact the future of social innovation for the better?
- Read more about the manifestations of social innovation during the coronavirus pandemic.
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The 2021 Frontiers of Social Innovation Conference: “People, Power, Resources: Enacting an Equitable Future” featured senior leaders of nonprofit organizations, philanthropy, academia, business, and government addressing how the social innovation community can respond to a world struggling with a global pandemic, continued racial injustices, and assaults on democracy. SSIR's editors recapped the virtual conference and assembled a list of articles related to the sessions.
Francois Bonnici of the Schwab Foundation for Social Entrepreneurship, Cynthia Rayner of the Bertha Centre for Social Innovation at the University of Cape Town Graduate School of Business, René Parker of RLabs, Clarita Arboleda of Fundacion Escuela Nueva, and Arbind Singh discussed the concept of “systems work” and its emphasis on the “how to” of systems change.
Sara Horowitz, founder of the Freelancers Union, former labor lawyer, and former chair of the board of the Federal Reserve Bank of New York, and Eric Nee, editor-in-chief of SSIR, discussed an intergenerational approach to developing cooperative, mutually beneficial economic mechanisms within our societies.
Heather Hurlburt of New Models of Policy Change at New America and Blair Glencorse of Accountability Lab discussed broken norms, policy change, and the need for greater government transparency.
Edgar Villanueval of Decolonizing Wealth Project and Liberated Capital, and Hilary Pennington of the Ford Foundation discussed how leaders can seek expertise from people of color without being extractive.
Martín Burt of Fundación Paraguaya discussed popular approaches to poverty reduction, their relative successes (or lack thereof), and why new “bottom-up” models (like the one currently being used by his own Poverty Stoplight) may lead to a new era of success in addressing the issue.
Read the full article about SSIR's conference on the future of social innovation at Stanford Social Innovation Review.