Wednesday, 25 September 2013

The Solution Economy and The Social Good Summit #2030NOW

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The six strategies how we can accelerate the solution economy:

  1. Change the lens and see the untapped opportunities in life. The oft-neglected poor can become new, viable customers.
  2. Problem solvers target the gaps: They look for markets where traditional companies and governments have never been.
  3. Consider outside resources to achive end goals.
  4. Sometimes the cheapest solutions are the best. Think about ridesharing: 15% improving in ridesharing would save $21billion annually.
  5. Consider you purchase as a vote. Yes, a vote for social impact. The public sector can change the line first of all, so I advice you to purchase as you would vote and then we can have impact on governments and large companies to contribute.
  6. Measuring what matters is also important. Impact Reporting and Investment Standards can aggregate and compare data.

This is adapted from their new book The Solution Revolution which you can buy at Amazon.
(Yes, this is an affiliate link)

The Social Good Summit took place in New York City. I don't know the outcome yet, but I really like their question „How can technology and new media create solutions for the biggest problems facing my community and create a better future by the year 2030?”

The Social Good Summit was held from 22-24 September, and there are tons of information on the internet about it, especially on Mashable.

Social Good apps

Ok, The Social Good Summit is not about apps... Really.
Ericsson's Chef Grunewald tells us that the aim of The Social Good Summit is to enable all to participate in a global conversation.
Kate James (Gates Foundation) says that the event provides a unique opportunity to openly discuss solutions to our biggest development challanges.
Henry Timms' (92Y) goal was to open up the conversation and engage with a new community of thinkers, leaders, entrepreneurs and innovators.
Mr. Kaag (UNDP) said: This year we are hosting events in over 60 countries, including meet-ups, discussing a single topic: what needs to be done now in order to have a better world in 2030 – hence the hashtag #2030NOW.

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