Archivo de la categoria ‘Social Innovation’

Do you know what a social innovation lab is?

 

In our 10th Annual Conference, celebrated last June 13th, we had the pleasure of hosting a round table about social innovation labs carried out by different national and international representatives who have wide experience in the social innovation labs field: Tim Draimin, executive director of Social Innovation Generation, Clara Navarro, co-founder of Ship2B, Bárbara Vallespín, director of the d.Lab program of Mobile World Capital Barcelona and Arianna Mazzeo, professor of social and digital innovation and Desis Lab Elisava coordinator.

During the first part of the round table, moderated by the researcher Kyriaki Papageorgiou, participants exposed their own labs, showing the differences between them. After this presentation, the moderator initiated a debate to answer some questions about the current landscape of social innovation labs and its future.

Don’t miss this interesting video to learn what is understood by a lab, why is it so valuable to achieve our social innovation goals, which are the challenges that need to be faced and which are the promising methodologies and strategies that could help scale and sustain social innovation. Moreover, you will know international and local examples of labs that are built to address in different ways the complexity of our contemporary societal challenges.

At this moment we are working on the research about Social Innovation Labs. Some new findings are about to come…we will keep you updated! ;)

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Employment with social impact

Alfred Vernis (@alfredvernis) Instituto de Innovación Social de ESADE Business and Law School.

 

Over the last few years, the Momentum Project has supported numerous companies that create “jobs with a social impact”, offering work to especially vulnerable groups of people. And, surprisingly, these Momentum companies have continued to create jobs despite the ongoing economic crisis. For this reason, we would like to share a few reflections with you.

First, we need to better assess the role that these companies play in building “sustainable communities” as well as in contributing to society’s wellbeing. Social enterprises take care of people and make them the focus of their actions. How these social enterprises are managed and how they work with people provide abundant guidance and recommendations for the future. Read the rest of this entry »

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Es a partir de la acción que se genera la esperanza

 

“Los retos a que nos enfrentamos como sociedad –el envejecimiento de la población, la crisis de los refugiados, el terrorismo…– requieren soluciones complejas. La clave es crear la capacidad masiva para innovar y poder acercarnos a esas soluciones, y empoderar a la población en ese sentido”, señaló Geoff Mulgan, director del National Endowment for Science Technology and the Arts (NESTA) en la 10ª Jornada Anual del Instituto de Innovación Social de ESADE, titulada “Diseñando el futuro: cómo resolver retos sociales complejos”, organizada por ESADE con la colaboración de la Fundación EY. Read the rest of this entry »

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La reputación online en la era digital: apuntes para la innovación social

Liliana Arroyo, (@Liliana_ArroyoM), doctora en Sociología, investigadora del Instituto de Innovación Social de ESADE.

Muchas acciones cotidianas se basan en la confianza en los demás. Desde qué compramos y dónde, a cómo nos relacionamos y con quién. La disrupción tecnológica, especialmente gracias a Internet, impulsa la economía digital. A medida que  se digitalizan los intercambios monetarios y los modelos de negocio, se necesitan nuevas formas de generar y demostrar confianza en el terreno virtual. Lejos de ser un proceso espontáneo, analizar qué necesitamos como usuarios para confiar en los demás habitantes de la red nos muestra un sofisticado sistema de fabricación de la confianza. Comentarios, valoraciones, estrellas o pulgares son semáforos metafóricos que nos condicionan para elegir restaurante, alquilar un coche o contratar al próximo empleado. Read the rest of this entry »

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