|Jennifer Sertl (@JenniferSertl)|
2/13/13 4:18 AM
#Reframe: The New Triple Bottom Line csrwire.com/blog/posts/271… by@ReachScale
"Over the past forty years, over 200,000 nonprofits were established. Only 144 achieved budgets of 50 million (USD) or more. Of that group fewer than 15 were scaled through corporate financial contributions. In other words, corporate funding has scaled one nonprofit every three years."
First is the fragmentation of social responsibility activities in most companies. Executives talk about the need to track involvement in major issues (pensions, training, employee healthcare, etc.) as well as environmental impact (carbon, water, energy, packaging, etc.). BUt treated as individual issues, the solutions often receive inadequate attention for any comprehensive solutions..
But treated as individual issues, the solutions often receive inadequate attention for any comprehensive solution
The genie is out of the bottle on these issues. These days the scorecards are being kept by a variety of independent monitoring organizations.
While some companies are still in denial, the smart corporate players are partnering with the scorekeepers to assist them in mainstreaming their "do less harm" commitments. The recent comprehensive fleet mileage targets agreement between the US Government and the global auto companies (highlighted in a recent editorial by Tom Friedman) represents an example of this trend that will continue across many ecosystems.an - oh my.. but wait.. he's on it
Donations and volunteer hours are no longer newsworthy unless presented in the context of strategic commitments to solve real problems.huge - in all realms... ask any kid.. work/play that matters matters
Achieving profit through social innovation and collaboration requires new partners that are assembled from all over the globe
Achieving profit through social innovation and collaboration requires new partners that are assembled from all over the globe. These partnerships are generating profitable and sustainable innovations by offering products at price points that a large segment of the pyramid can afford. Ideally these solutions are marketable because they also result in behavior change. The creation of delivery systems for clean water to rural villages is an example of a rapid behavior-change solution.
yes. dear Ed. (and everything/body/me)
revisiting this one:
2/13/13 6:13 AM
MT @writer2go @NadineHack: gr8 piece by @ReachScale on @CSRwire WEF: Where will “Household Names” in#SocEnt come from? shar.es/Y4N2T
Why aren’t the big players flocking in to scale these enterprises that are solving problems and could be doing so profitably when they reach scale?As with other innovation this selection is just the beginning. From here, testing which models and management teams can absorb talent and capital with continuous learning and adapting to new cultures and systems becomes critical. Experimentation now consumes the reallocated investment,
beginning with select innovators funded to test and learn alongside “go to market” partners who already have testing infrastructure in place.
Experimentation now consumes the reallocated investment, beginning with select innovators funded to test and learn alongside “go to market” partners who already have testing infrastructure in place.
Now operating in 11 states across India, it is the first industrial social enterprise to tailor affordable products, local training and capacity-building to diseases endemic among the rural poor, which are frequently ignored by the country’s mainstream healthcare providers.
so.. what if it's less about their healthcare/disease being ignored.. and more about their ideas/dreams/curiosities being heard - so the disease isn't even happening, healthcare isn't even (are hardly) an issue
Innovation and social solution success, both in the U.S. and globally, will depend on accessing, scaling and even importing the most active global innovation sources. Working with social entrepreneurs beyond contests and fellowships can leverage corporate scaling capabilities to enable measurable solutions that improve communities and economies creating markets today and in the future. Isn't that the goal?