False trade-offs and quick fixes may be appealing during times of fear and uncertainty – but we need to allow for and even embrace the messy reality of multiple approaches if we're to solve today's biggest problems.
Innovation lessons of past decades have fallen by the wayside. Challenges offer better value for money, more diversity of approaches, and a means to shape markets ripe for development – and could provide the moonshot advances that society needs.
Greater use of tiered funding, innovation challenges and outcomes finance will help organisations across the impact space “blaze new paths to shape our world for the better”, EVPA Conference delegates told.
Social sector organisations – and those they exist to help – have been deeply shaken by Covid-19. As they tread slowly towards a longed-for recovery phase, Big Issue Invest CEO Danyal Sattar shares what social investors can do now to support them.
“Innovation is merely creative masturbation” – Liam Black writes candidly about turning creative ideas into tangible business opportunities in the next extract of his book The Social Entrepreneur’s A to Z.