Social innovation

30 November - 2 December 2017 - next course date in fall 2018 or spring 2019 | Executive Seminar

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The scale of social and environmental problems is driving a sense of urgency and a frustration with old solutions. These challenges have legitimised a collective quest for new answers—innovations! With this focus on innovation has come a tendency to adopt the language of markets and business, such as social ventures, hybrid business models, and impact investing. But innovation is not a holy grail.

This course reviews current debates in the field of social innovation and aims to provide tools and develop an understanding of how and when innovation can be a driver of social change. Delving deep into the realities of organisations operating across issue domains and geographies, participants analyse business models and impact strategies.

Participants will be able to understand the dynamics of different approaches, to develop business models and to assess the relevance of social innovation for their respective organisation.

This seminar is offered in the open enrolment programme and as part of the Executive MPA programme.

It can also be completed as part of the

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