How to be an Impact Entrepreneur
Friday September 13th, 2019 01:00am
Is it time to re-think the role of social entrepreneurs in creating a more just, equal and sustainable society?
In the face of rising challenges, from economic inequality to climate emergency, charities, public agencies and businesses worldwide are looking for solutions that can deliver impact at scale and speed. A growing impact investment market has developed in response, seeking social start-ups to solve our most urgent problems through rapid, scalable innovation. But is it time to re-think the role of social entrepreneurs in creating a more just, equal and sustainable society?
See a problem; develop a solution; help it scale and spread; change the system for good. This is the goal of every social venture. But the reality for many social businesses is that they often struggle to spread their ideas locally, let alone globally. Do we need a new way of thinking about how social enterprise can help make change happen in the world?
Reflecting on the RSA’s first Impact Accelerator programme, which has focused on the growing challenge of Economic Security, this special event, in partnership with the Mastercard Center for Inclusive Growth, will feature Charles Leadbeater, a leading authority on innovation and creativity, and RSA Director of Innovation Rowan Conway. They’ll present a new, human-scale approach to accelerating and sustaining social innovation - and introduce an emerging generation of “impact entrepreneurs” to make the case for a new kind of collective impact movement.
Speaker: Charles Leadbeater; Future Work Awards founder and partner, ALT/Now
Chair: Rowan Conway, RSA Director of Innovation and Development