5 Ways the Spanish Government is Leading the Global Goals Agenda

With just over 10 years to go to reach the United Nations' The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), strong and urgent action must be taken now. There are 17 goals that create a global blueprint to ensure no one is left behind, focusing on protecting people and planet in all forms across the world. The goals…

A Simple Guide To The Theory Of Change Model

The theory of change model is a practical tool to help frame the desired impact of a project or initiative. This is done by first identifying the desired long-term goals and then working back to understand the required conditions and resources required to reach it. One of the best things about the model is that…

What is Shared Value and Why Does it Matter?

The range of social and environmental issues continue to evolve which will not just impact our lives, but also the course of business growth. Government and charities have long been seen as the entities who were best placed to solve social and environmental issues. However, the pace of this change means that Government and charities…

5 Ways to Find Your Work Tribe

If there is one thing you should know about me is that I love food and people. Any opportunity to find people and food is time well spent! I previously worked in a large corporate that seemed to have endless catered meetings with consistent (and delicious) leftovers. A food loving colleague and I saw this…

Rebuilding Consumer Trust [The business case series #3]

The previous article in the series, building the social innovation business case explored how social innovation can attract and retain top talent, which increases the bottom line as well as helps values aligned employees use their expertise to drive social innovation. Trust in institutions is diminishing globally and rebuilding trust can create a strong competitive advantage. Acknowledging…

Driving Productivity With Top Talent [The business case series #2]

The first article in the series of building the social innovation business case explored how social innovation can help a company unlock their purpose in a practical and tangible way. This is important because it is a key driver for recruiting the next generation of high-quality employees. This article will delve into the challenge of attracting and…

Unlocking Real Purpose [The business case series #1]

In principle, many of us believe that bringing a social element into core business strategy is the right thing to do. However, it can often be difficult to understand and quantify the importance to the bottom line. In a series of articles, we will develop the business case for social innovation. The first article explores…

The Shocking Truth About the Next Frontier in Business

The pace of change globally is having an incredible impact on business. Their lifespans are shorter than ever before and much of the commentary drills down to the reason of digital disruption. This may partially be true, but there is an even more important undercurrent we need to explore. The truth is that without a…

What is Social Innovation?

Social innovation is an emerging and important area that brings the two worlds of business and society together. It enables organisations to convert their purpose into reality. This is done by aligning core assets and expertise to a common goal that is both good for business and society. Companies globally including Unilever, Google, Barclay's, Nestle,…