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Breaking out of the current economic dilemma needs radical innovation

I gaze through unbelieving eyes at the continued rise of unemployed in Europe. Unemployment in the Eurozone has reached another record high with the seasonally-adjusted rate for April  2013 going to 12.2%, up from 12.1% the month before according to … Continue reading

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Declarations and Social Innovation

I always get nervous when declarations are made. Over two days in the middle of September, 2011 in Vienna a “Vienna Declaration” was made determining “the most needed social innovations and related research topics” Maybe it is the way it … Continue reading

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Impact investing for social good through new innovation- a growing momentum?

A growing group of investors around the world are increasingly seeking to make investments that generate social and environmental value as well as financial return. Sound impossible? Well, no actually. There is a growing recognition of the need for effective … Continue reading

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Shortage and Plenty- the growing shift towards Social Innovation

On 16 and 17 March 2011, Social Innovation Europe will be launched in Brussels. Funded by the European Commission, Social Innovation Europe will create a dynamic, entrepreneurial and innovative new Europe with the intent for Europe to embrace the broader … Continue reading

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Social innovation comes of age in Europe

“Social innovation is about new ideas that work to address pressing unmet society needs” The shifts taking place in Europe The competitiveness and challenges that Europe faces in the next ten years are significant. Innovation has been placed at the heart … Continue reading

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Social will dominate innovation thinking in 2011 and beyond.

Putting the word social into our innovation thinking is going to be a really important thing to do in the coming year, if you haven’t already. It will dominate our actions increasingly. The challenges of ‘social’ is everywhere; within organizations, … Continue reading

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