Papers and Reports

2007

The Process of Social Innovation - Mulgan.pdf The Process of Social Innovation - Mulgan.pdf (179.31 KB)

In a short paper for Innovations journal, Geoff Mulgan of the Young Foundation outlines the process of social innovation, and why we need to know much more about it.

Paul Hawken -To Remake The World.pdf Paul Hawken -To Remake The World.pdf (226.67 KB)

Paul Hawken’s book Blessed Unrest was released in May 2007, and this short article from Orion magazine introduces the main themes. The book contains some genuine breakthrough thinking relating to the work of the citizen and community sectors, and to the role of social entrepreneurship in creating wider movements for change. It is a collection of visionary essays ... many of which explore the deeper roots of philanthropy and active citizenship. And it also contains an extensive appendix which outlines a taxonomy of what just what the “world’s biggest movement” is focusing on. This list is essentially a map of the agenda for 21st century social entrepreneurship and philanthropy.

vivian Hutchinson - Social Entrepreneurship Notes from Oxford 07 vivianoxford07.pdf (1.36 MB)

vivian Hutchinson's notes from the 2007 Skoll World Forum held at Oxford University, UK in March 2007

a website version of this report is available at http://vivianoxford07.blogspot.com



2006

Tony Simpson - NZ Social Entrepreneur Historical Checklist.pdf Tony Simpson - NZ Social Entrepreneur Historical Checklist.pdf (600.45 KB)

New Zealand historian Tony Simpson gives an historical view of social entrepreneurship in New Zealand, and provides us with his checklist of the twenty most outstanding social entrepreneurs in this country over the last 200 years. (a report commissioned by the Social Innovation Investment Group)

" No-one ever emigrated to New Zealand to be worse off ... so social entrepreneurship in this country has always taken a particular political form — an egalitarianism, the key to which has always been the opening up of opportunity to all." — Tony Simpson

Seeing Differently - Donors as Learning Organisations - Alliance June 2006.pdf Seeing Differently - Donors as Learning Organisations - Alliance June 2006.pdf (582.11 KB)

The June 2006 issue of Alliance magazine has a series of special feature articles and interviews on “Donors as Learning Organisations” .
“Learning is often viewed as an “add-on” — something that we draw from outside that we are lacking, or a task that has to be achieved. Yet what we do not comprehend is the notion of learning as intrinsic to our sustainable presence in the world. We do not comprehend the potential for learning as continually “here” rather than yet another commissioned evaluative exercise. What we do not comprehend, and perhaps fear, is the whole and its complexity.”
— (edited) from Seeing Differently, Donors as Learning Organisations, Alliance Magazine June 2006

Drayton - Everyone a Changemaker - Innovations.pdf Drayton - Everyone a Changemaker - Innovations.pdf (706.87 KB)

Bill Drayton's paper released at the Skoll World Forum 2006 — as published in the Winter 2006 edition of Innovations (MIT Press). Until recently, Drayton's Ashoka network had chiefly talked of social entrepreneurship in terms of the intermediate goal of building an entrepreneurial and competitive not-for-profit sector. Now it has come to understand that its ultimate goal of social entrepreneurship is to create a world where "everyone is a change-maker".

Alliance - Jed Emmerson on Blended Value.pdf Jed Emmerson on Blended Value.pdf (120.88 KB)

Emmerson believes that philanthropic Foundations are essential in developing new financial mechanisms to finance social enterprise ... but they are presently "missing in action".


2005

Dorothy Scott - Visionary Philanthropy - Melbourne Oct05.pdf Dorothy Scott - Visionary Philanthropy - Melbourne Oct05.pdf (75.77 KB)

paper from her address to the Philanthropy Australia Conference in Melbourne October 2005. Drawing on history of philanthropy in Britain, America and Australia in the 19th century, Scott challenges us to reconsider the place of visionary philanthropy today.

Alan Broadbent - Leading Boldly.pdf Alan Broadbent - Leading Boldly.pdf (103.63 KB)

Alan Broadbent's speech to the Private Foundations of Canada in November 2005.

Pamela Hartigan - The Challenge for Social Entrepreneurship.pdf Pamela Hartigan - The Challenge for Social Entrepreneurship.pdf (25.00 KB)

Pamela Hartigan's speech to the Schwab Global Summit for Social Entrepreneurship in Brazil in 2004, in which she outlines what government, business, foundations and academic sectors can do to better support social entreprneurs.

Alan Broadbent - The Philanthropic Contract.pdf Alan Broadbent - The Philanthropic Contract.pdf (25.08 KB)

Alan Broadbent's speech to the Private Foundations of Canada in 2001

Alliance - Pamela Hartigan on Social Entrepreneurship - March 2005.pdf Alliance - Pamela Hartigan on Social Entrepreneurship - March 2005.pdf (200.44 KB)

Pamela Hartigan's guest editorial is a special issue of Alliance magazine on social entrepreneurship. 2006


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