Timothy Curtis

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To Achieve Environmental Justice, This Entrepreneur Did Not Accept 'Comfortable Inaction'

How we respond to a challenge can define us and can alter the world. John F. Kennedy once made the remark: “There are risks and costs to action. But they are far less than the long range risks of comfortable inaction.”<p>For Ana Luisa Arocena, her chance to respond to a challenge came when she was …

ISIRC 2014 The University of Northampton

<b>Thank you very much for hosting this brilliant conference here and I really enjoy this supportive and friendly environment in this conference. I have</b> …

The power of empathy: Helen Riess at TEDxMiddlebury

RSA ANIMATE: The Empathic Civilisation

Brené Brown on Vulnerability, Human Connection, and the Difference Between Empathy and Sympathy, Animated

In 2010, shame and empathy researcher Dr. <b>Brené Brown</b> gave us the wonderful and culturally necessary <i>The Gifts of Imperfection</i>, exploring the uncomfortable vulnerability and self-acceptance required in order to truly connect with others. In this charming short film, the folks of the Royal Society for …

How Creativity Works - Jonah Lehrer

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Social impact measurement: time to admit defeat?

Albert Einstein's great breakthrough came when he put known measures to one side. The notion that time and space were regular and linear was entrenched in science, and had led to an impasse which prevented it from making sense of the universe. By seeing that time and space might flex led to the …

Is Loneliness a Public Policy Problem?

Five cross-sector partnerships innovating to solve social problems

Despite the economic downturn, we've seen a massive growth of entrepreneurial activity targeted at solving larger social problems. A burgeoning new solution economy has emerged, where players from across the spectrum of business, government, philanthropy and social enterprise converge to solve big …

My three lessons from an encounter with Russian social enterprise

As I step off my near-empty flight into a grey Moscow afternoon, I don't know what to expect from the first major conference on social entrepreneurship to be held in Russia.<p>I am met at the airport by Artyom, a young 'responsible volunteer' who briefs me on our itinery. As our taxi travels through …

For Social Entrepreneurs, What Comes First: Business or Mission?

Starting a business is hard. Starting a business that attempts to solve large-scale social problems is even harder.<p>But that hasn't stopped the most idealistic and ambitious entrepreneurs from trying. In fact, over the last five years, social entrepreneurship has increasingly become the motivation …

The Hyper-Efficient, Highly Scientific Scheme to Help the World’s Poor | WIRED

In 1993, after five years of grad school and low-wage postdoctoral research, Michael Kremer got a job as a professor of economics at MIT. With his …

Social media networking can help solve even the most 'wicked' problems

Greater integration in local government can make sure the right people are working on society's toughest issues<p>As the government's digital by default agenda increases its reach across the public sector, IT leaders need to move their digital strategies into a second phase, away from transactions and …

How Entrepreneurs Are Helping the UN Solve Social Problems

<b>By Geri Stengel</b><p>In a world in which social needs seem to be ever-increasing, we need to be more creative in the way we solve these problems. One …

The new social entrepreneurs: young, tech-savvy – and improving the world

Technology has levelled the playing field, opening up remarkable opportunities for young people. According to a Populus survey, more than a quarter of 16- to 25-year-olds want to set up their own business, and 14% are in the process of doing so, compared with 8% only a year ago.<p>But there is …

Social intrapreneurs: the changemakers working inside companies

A social entrepreneur, setting up his or her own enterprise from scratch, certainly faces daunting challenges, from financing to marketing. However, the degree of freedom afforded to social entrepreneurs is second to none. They don't have to operate within complex, established networks, win over …

What is social innovation?

Reframing The Problem: Seeking Social Innovations: Shawn Smith at TEDxStanleyPark

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Ten digital social innovators to watch

<b>What is digital social innovation?</b><br>The internet is playing an ever-increasing role in how we work, play and relate to each other. As a natural result of this, many of the most exciting new innovations that enable people to collaborate to address societal challenges are being developed online. At …

Diana Wells, Ashoka President Shares That We Need to Give Ourselves Permission To Make Change

Diana Wells, Ashoka President recently sat down for an interview at the Department of State to share why she believes change is possible.<p>"What we …

The Future of Social Entrepreneurship with Bill Drayton and David Bornstein

David Bornstein and Bill Drayton speak about the future of social entrepreneurship at the New York offices of Liquidnet on Thursday, November 29, …