I like the way Social innovation is enjoying growing recognition all over the world. I really think it is the future to solve many of our current social and environmental problems, but one of the main challenges is that many of us are unsure of how it happens and how to define it. Here’s a quick overview of social innovation, as developed by Social Innovation Generation.
What is Social Innovation?
Also, I have put together the definitions proposed by key researchers and actors:
A novel solution to a social problem that is more effective, efficient, sustainable, or just than existing solutions and for which the value created accrues primarily to society as a whole rather than private individuals. (Phills, Deiglmeier & Miller, 2008, p.36).
Social innovation is an initiative, product or process or program that profoundly changes the basic routines, resource and authority flows or beliefs of any social system. (Westley, 2008). Sigue leyendo