The social economy: Unlocking value and productivity through social technologies In a few short years, social technologies have given social interactions the speed and scale of the Internet. Whether discussing consumer products or organizing political movements, people around the world constantly use social-media platforms to seek and share information. Companies use them to reach consumers in new ways too; by tapping into these conversations, organizations can generate richer insights and create precisely targeted messages and offers. While 72 percent of companies use social technologies in some way, very few are anywhere near to achieving the full potential benefit. In fact, the most powerful applications of social technologies in the global economy are largely untapped. Companies will go on developing ways to reach consumers through social technologies and gathering insights for product development, marketing, and customer service.
Celebration of the 40th anniversary of the launching of Limits to Growth in Washington, DC On Thursday March 1st 2012, to celebrate the 40th anniversary of the launching of Limits to Growth, the first report to the Club of Rome, a symposium entitled “Perspectives on Limits to Growth: Challenges to Building a Sustainable Planet” was hosted in Washington, DC by the Club of Rome and the Smithsonian Institution’s Consortium for Understanding and Sustaining a Biodiverse Planet. The joint symposium of Club of Rome and the Smithsonian Institution celebrated the 40th anniversary of the launching of Limits to Growth, the first report of the Club of Rome published in 1972. This book, which sold over ten million copies in various languages, was one of the earliest scholarly works to recognize that the world was fast approaching its sustainable limits. Forty years later, the planet continues to face many of the same economic, social, and environmental challenges as when the book was first published. Click here to download the full program
Fall 2010 - 61100 - PA388L - Advanced Topics in Management Social Entrepreneurship Course Overview Students desiring additional exposure to public management issues may select from seminars on such topics as managing diversity, principles and practices of effective leadership, and social entrepreneurship. Section Description Third Age Life - Third Age Life - INTEGRIS OK INTEGRIS Third Age Life Centers are among the leading senior information and referral assistance centers in Oklahoma. Participation in Third Age Life is free and includes a host of programs, classes, and activities for senior adults. Various physician presentations, fitness classes, and Senior Cyber Cafés are among the regular activities planned for interaction and education.
Home page - Innovation Union 24 April 2014 ONE Conference Brussels 2014: Policies (R)Evolution and Every European Digital, Brussels The Future has begun. Member States and regions must lose no time in preparing the next generation of EU programmes for growth, says Commissioner Hahn after MEPs' vote on radical reform of EU Regional Policy in July 2013. Keystone Keystone's mission is to improve the effectiveness of social purpose organizations. We work with them to develop better ways of planning, measuring and reporting social change. We work with a wide range of partners including major foundations, international development agencies and local organisations. Our staff are in-demand speakers at international conferences on philanthropy, social enterprise, and measuring social change. Our analysis provides an in-depth description of the difficulties social organizations face in measuring and reporting their impact.
Metadesigners Open Network An early prototype of The Lovers' Clock artwork See this set of notes on finding a more synergistic form of temporality Social Entrepreneurship Entrepreneurship can be really tricky. Social entrepreneurship even more so. In this course we challenge you to use the methods of entrepreneurship to tackle and solve the wicked problems of the world. Third Age About Third Age Third Age is a national voluntary organisation celebrating the third age in life when people may no longer be in paid employment, but can remain healthy, fulfilled and continue to contribute to society. The longer that people are encouraged to remain in this life stage, the better for older people themselves, their families, communities and society as a whole. Third Age, through a variety of local and national programmes, demonstrates the value of older people remaining engaged and contributing in their own community for as long as possible. Third Age recognises and celebrates the fact that older people are a diverse group with different needs, abilities, backgrounds and experiences.
Definition of Social Innovation - Industrial innovation - Enterprise and Industry The Second European Social Innovation Competition is closed since 11 December 2013. Take a look at the best ideas selected. The Competition, launched in memory of Diogo Vasconcelos, invites Europeans to come up with new solutions to reduce unemployment and minimize its corrosive effects on the economy and our society both now and in the future. Social innovation is not only desirable, it is necessary. It doesn’t matter if you haven’t found the right investor for your ideas yet.
Three approaches to evaluating social innovation – which is right for you? What is the best way to measure social impact? Photograph: Robert Llewelyn People love to argue about the best way to assess social impact. For example, whether you should have an external evaluator, or do a randomised control trial (RCT). So what is the best way to do an evaluation, especially if you're working in social innovation?