For the second year running, Wharton is bringing together a community of socially innovative thinkers who understand that what is good for society is also good for business, by hosting the student-led Social Impact Conference at its San Francisco campus on April 10, 2014.
In growing economies like Vietnam's, we are seeing innovations in business--through both national and foreign investments. But the government, almost 40 years after the US left, is also empowering social enterprises with its reforms.
In recognition of International Women's Day, March 8, 2014, we'd like to challenge mobile operators, NGOs, government and others to radically rethink the way that we allow poor women to benefit from mobile technology.
We have witnessed the evolution of empowering the individual around cause, from content to technology, and now to commerce. With the advent of social media, people have the power to become their own media source.
Can we make the necessary changes, set aside our differences (including the differences in status, influence and power), and still create connective spaces for honest exchanges to take place in order to achieve true change?
Companies that deliver strong Social Value Propositions will be positioned to unlock business performance and affect positive social change. In a world with no shortage of social problems and business pressures, there is tremendous opportunity for companies to make a real impact.
Developing countries have high crime levels, which in turn derail further development. A few initiatives are successfully reducing crime and violence in cities such as Bangalore, Cairo, São Paulo, and Mexico City.
In the absence of hard evidence, decisions about the most effective way to make a difference tend to be made based on the biases and priorities of donors, while the needs of the world's poorest get lost.
With medical staff and doctors sometimes unable to communicate efficiently with their patients, innovators are finding ways to use technology to translate medical questions accurately enough for them to provide the correct diagnosis and treatment.