Social Finance as a Design Challenge

Social Finance as a Design Challenge

Last week, I wrote to IDEO and recommended that, along with food production and maternal health, they should add ‘social finance’ as a design challenge on their OpenIDEO site.  I was pleasantly surprised to receive an email, from a real person, acknowledging my...

Have your cake? If you like cake.

Among the many topics at the Skoll World Forum, the question that has swirled around my head is “can you have your cake and eat it too?” posed in relation to social good with market returns.  The most interesting answer to this question came as “Well, it depends on if...

Making Cents

Social finance, rather than detracting an organization from their mission, provides the ability for an organization to achieve their mission using a more robust diversity of tools, namely, generate revenue. Too often we assume a broad philosophical gap between...

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