”Social innovation måste vara en del av lösningarna på våra samhällsutmaningar”

Social Innovation Summit första talare gav oss olika perspektiv på hur social innovation kan bidra till att lösa dagens och framtidens samhällsutmaningar. Geoff Mulgan från Londonbaserade Nesta, Chris Sigaloff från Kennisland i Amsterdam och Katrin Stjernfeldt Jammeh från Malmö stad gav oss nedslag i sina vardagar och blickade samtidigt både utåt och framåt.

Impact focus will drive the development forward

Joe Ludlow leads Nesta Impact Investments, an investment fund for innovative social ventures in the fields of ageing, young people and sustainability. He has a broad perspective on the market of social investing as well as on the financial and banking development in the UK. From his point of view the growth of impact investing in the UK has two “drivers”: the mainstream financial services failing to properly serve social business and charities as well as the marketization and the outsourcing of public services.

Nesta supports tech-for-good

Europe’s first accelerator dedicated to tech-focused start-ups addressing social and environmental issues is located in the UK. Together with the Cabinet Office and Nominet Trust, Nesta is supporting Bethnal Green Ventures – all dedicated to using tech for social good.