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icon pds pdf Old problems, new solutions: Measuring the capacity for social innovation across the world

Policymakers, non-government organisations, charities and entrepreneurs across the world are showing increasing interest in “social innovation” as a means of addressing various problems, from poverty and homelessness to environmental degradation. What does the term actually mean?

The Social Innovation Index, sponsored by Nippon Foundation was devised and constructed by an Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU). The report examines, analyses and explains social innovation.

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ABSI Connect seeks to amplify the initiatives of the social, economic and ecological that challenge successfully the status quo in Alberta. Kate Letizia, Aleeya Velji Cornelisse and Lesley have put together several tools and resources in response to what they have learned and heard about social innovation Alberta.

icon pds pdf The Social Intrapreneur. A field guide for corporate changemakers.
Published in partnership with The Skoll Foundation, Allianz and IDEO, the report presents a field guide to the world of social intrapreneurship – its challenges and opportunities.

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This research report decodes the Social Intrapreneur’s DNA. It provides deeper insight into the key behaviors and competencies needed to be successful as a social intrapreneur inside an established organization.

icon pds video What is the Social Economy? and what is The Impact of the Social Economy? Are you concerned about the social and environmental consequences of the current economic development model? The social economy is an alternative. The video capsules was produced for le Chantier de l'économie sociale and le Centre de la francophonie des Amériques.

icon pds site The Waterloo Institute for Social Innovation and Resilience (WISIR) - Social Innovation Lab Guide
Recent research and experiments conducted by the Center helped to develop a new catalyst for social innovation process. The methodology and tools to develop a "social laboratory of innovation" are presented in detail in this guide that you can download in a PDF version.

icon pds pdf Theory of change. A thinking and action approach to navigate in the compexity of social change process, Iñigo Retolaza Eguren, UNDP et HIVOS, 2011, 90p.This document aims to be a guide to help to
direct the design of a Theory of Change applied to social change processes.

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Theory of change
Venture philanthropy recognises that finding solutions to complex social issues is a complex task in itself. Collaboration across sectors and organisations is essential and there is a strong focus on ongoing learning and evolution as an outcome of philanthropic investment.

icon pds bibliographies The circle way. A leader in every chair, Christina Baldwin et Ann Linnea, Berett-Koehler, 2010, 241p. Meetings in the round have become the preferred tool for moving individual commitment into group action.

icon pds bibliographies Adult Learning. Linking theory and practice, Sharan B. Merriam and Laura L. Bierema. Solidly grounded in theory and research, but concise and practice-oriented, Adult Learning: Linking Theory and Practice is perfect for master’s-level students and practitioners alike.

Much has been said about social innovation, but it remains a vague concept for many organizations.

However, it encompasses a set of practices and new methods that deserve close attention. Essentially, social innovation means challenging the status quo, for everyone’s benefit.