supporters

  • Barclays
  • CEMEX
  • Pearson
  • The Intrapreneur Lab

challenge description

The challenge

A growing number of companies seek to develop profitable new products, services and/or business models that also create social and/or environmental value. They believe these “social innovations” can help them reach new markets, respond to technological and political changes affecting their industries, and live up to their sustainable development commitments. To facilitate this, companies are building internal support structures including investment funds, incubators, “hackathons,” leadership development programmes, online platforms and communities of practice. A key priority is to ensure that employees have the know-how they need to take advantage of these offerings and bring their ideas to fruition.    

The output

In Phase I, we will engage employees from Barclays, Pearson and Cemex and members of the Business Fights Poverty community to understand what skills employees need most to transform their ideas into positive results for their companies and for society. In Phase II, we will work with expert partners to develop a series of skills-focused webinars and tip sheets that intrapreneurial employees – who are often engaging in social innovation on top of their day jobs – can use to come up to speed.

The timeframe

9 months, ending April 2018

event timeline

23 May: WEE Global Learning Forum The SEEP Network, in collaboration with Forum Partners, is hosting an international convening on women’s economic empowerment - Bangkok Read More
The SEEP Network, in collaboration with Forum Partners, is hosting an international convening on women’s economic empowerment. The Forum will bring together leading stakeholders in the field of WEE to facilitate dialogue, build global learning connections, and promote effective policy and practice to address the needs of vulnerable women all around the world.
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10 April: Corporate Social Innovation: Unlocking the opportunity in your organisation Skoll World Forum 2018 Ecosystem Event Read More
Join our Skoll World Forum Ecosystem Event to learn how to unlock the potential of social innovation in your organisation. This interactive and practical event will include speakers at the cutting edge of social innovation, including Barclays' Social Innovation Facility, CEMEX’s Patrimonio Hoy initiative and Pearson’s Tomorrow’s Markets Incubator.
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10 April: How can we harness corporate social innovation to unlock opportunity in your organisation? Online Discussion Read More
Join the live online discussion today on Corporate Social Innovation from 2.30 – 3.30pm UK time / 9.30 - 10.30 ET with panellists from companies at the cutting edge of social innovation, including Barclays' Social Innovation Facility and CEMEX’s Patrimonio Hoy initiative.
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