Innovations Journal: Special Edition for Davos on Social Innovation

Just saw a press release from MIT Press that Innovations Journal released a special edition with the World Economic Forum at Davos. From the issue:

“This collection of readings has been produced with one goal: to introduce into the conversation components of a new language to describe the challenges ahead, and to offer for your use the rough cut of a new lens through which you may perceive elements of a solution. The language centers on the words ‘social innovation’; the lens is designed to help us all perceive the mechanisms of resilience in times of disruptive change.”

Here is a sampling of the articles:

Social Innovation in a Post-Crisis World by Klaus Schwab and Hilde Schwab
Social Ventures as Learning Laboratories by J. Gregory Dees
A Bank as Courageous Investor by Ellen Seidman and Ron Grzywinski
Macro Impact on Microfinance by Roshaneh Zafar
The Upside of the Downturn: How Sustainable Banking Can Deliver a Better Future by Peter Blom
The Resilience Imperative: Philip Auerswald and Debra van Opstal


One thought on “Innovations Journal: Special Edition for Davos on Social Innovation

  1. Dear Friends,

    The Social Entrepreneurship interpretation includes innovative contribution. Giving a service for change without seeking self gains.

    The 21st century is an era of social economic crisis. The generations are exposed to greater learning process and greater economic demands. Social economic derivation is a challenge to education attainment.

    Academic education attainment leaves a gap between community social economic desires. This contributes to poverty, since communities are motivated to believe in unrealized white color jobs rather than green jobs.

    The majority of scholars are poor academic education achievers, and fall short of sustainable life style.

    The poor minority who qualify for higher fail to continue with education due to high educational costs.

    The higher education entry is usually six months after school examinations.

    During this higher education waiting time,and decision making after school, the school leavers can be involved in entrepreneurship training programs where they learn to make a positive change to their communities.

    The learning process prospects include productive scientific technical vocational training to support the poor, and the sick, nd the needy.

    This would train them to learn to serve as they improve their educational technical status.

    They would learn to create jobs for themselves and others as well. The cause work would contribute to purposeful learning process, and entrepreneurship, for poverty eradication.

    The venture would serve as youth enrichment and green job creation in a peaceful,secure environment working to reduce poverty.



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