“Every global and social problem of our time is a business opportunity in disguise.”
In a time of multiple crises, human beings’ survival skills are tested. Our species has survived because we can innovate and solve problems better than other species. Social innovation is the practice that employs human creativity to solve the large global and social problems of our time.
Michael Porter and Mark Kramer of Harvard Business School suggest the possibility of creating “shared value” by solving some of the global social problems in our world. They underscore their point by highlighting that leaders should learn from social entrepreneurs on how to create solutions through innovation.
In my work, I have documented the work of many social entrepreneurs and focus on social innovation as a overarching frame to teach practices that can ensure human survival. This is an exciting and energizing area to work in.
The following are some recent articles and papers.