Corporate social intrapreneurs develop profitable new products, services, or business models that create value for society and their company. But being a social intrapreneur is not easy. The “corporate immune system” tends to fight different or unfamiliar ideas and it can be hard to make a convincing investment case.
Despite the challenges, social innovation is starting to take root where companies have put in place the internal resources, support systems and partnerships that intrapreneurs need to thrive.
But this remains unfamiliar territory for many organisations and much more needs to be done to understand what corporate intrapreneurs really need to succeed.
For this reason, Business Fights Poverty, in partnership with the League of Intrapreneurs and DFID, are bringing together social intrapreneurs from companies at the forefront of embracing social innovation – Barclays, CEMEX and Pearson – to share what they are learning about how to enable intrapreneurs to develop and launch their ideas, and ensure they flourish over the long-term.
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This interactive and practical event included speakers at the cutting edge of social innovation, including Barclays’ Social Innovation Facility and Pearson’s Tomorrow’s Markets Incubator.