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Social Innovation Foresight

Forum for Social Innovation Sweden Social Innovation Foresight combines live events with a series of videos.

Each Foresight bring the future to you by thought leaders, big thinkers, and pioneers from around the world. With Foresight, we give you an opportunity to listen to and watch innovative and creative keynotes and talks that stimulate new ideas and develop knowledge. Together we can make society equitable and regenerative through collective intelligence, transformation, and social innovation.

Social Innovation Foresight 5 on Human Rights
What structural trends and challenges does the law and human rights field face? What old patterns do we need to change? How can we make local human rights work reach societal change?

In Social Innovation Foresight #5 on Human Rights we reflect on and explore how social innovation can increase the impact of human rights work and suggest different ways forward. Listen to Santiago Pardo Rodríguez – Senior Law Clerk of the Colombian Constitutional Court & Head of the Design for Justice Lab at Universidad de Los Andes, Charity Ryerson – the Executive Director and Founder of Corporate Accountability Lab (CAL), an innovation hub that unleashes the creative potential of the law to protect people and the planet from corporate abuse, and Herve Morin – the UPSHIFT Global lead at UNICEF.

Social Innovation Foresight #4 on reimagining democracy Malmö universitet
What are the main democracy issues? How can different actors and organisations empower citizens and give voice to people in the margins? How can research and innovation help to address the current challenges for democracies? How can we reimagine democracy?

In Social Innovation Foresight #4 on Reimagining Democracy, Swati Banerjee, (PhD) Professor and Program Convenor at the School of Social Work, Centre for Livelihoods and Social Innovation at Tata Institute of Social Sciences (TISS) in Mumbai starts with a keynote followed by a panel discussion with Katja Reppel, Head of Unit Directorate-Generale Research and Innovation (RTD) at the European Commission, and
Gorka Espiau Idoiaga (PhD) the Director at the “Agirre Lehendakaria Center for Social and Political Studies” as well as Swati Banerjee.

Social innovation foresight #3 on Impact investing
What different forms of impact investing are there? What does the ecosystem look like? How do we measure and achieve impact? What are the main obstacles or key factors to succeed? What possibilities have we not yet harnessed? And what trends do we see around the corner? 

In Social Innovation Foresight #3 on Impact investing, Michele Giddens, Partner and Co-CEO at Bridges Fund Management Ltd. starts with a keynote followed by a reflection by Vikram Gandhi, Senior Lecturer of Business Administration at Harvard Business School, ending with a panel discussion with Jenny Carenco, CEO, Founding Partner and Impact Manager at Prosper and Secretary of the Board of The Swedish National Advisory Board for Impact Investing, Fredrik Persson, CEO at AB SLL Internfinans as well as Michele Giddens.

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What happens if we refer to the countryside as center and redefine peripheries? What do we need to do to make radical imagination of future living in the countryside and in cities become reality?

In Social Innovation Foresight#2 on Redefining peripheries Yotam Ben-Hur, architect, designer, and researcher, now working at Harvard University School of Design and Kohn Pedersen Fox Associates (KPF) will start with a keynote, followed by a talk with Jan Åman, Curator and consultant now working with Duved Framtid in Jämtland, in the middle of Sweden, and Caroline Wigren-Kristoferson, Professor in Urban studies, Entrepreneurship and Innovation at Malmö University.


In society and as individuals we have lost our imaginative skills. We no longer imagine a utopian society, only dystopic social futures. Is there an imagination crisis? If so, why? And how can we overcome it and find new paths to social imagination? 

Sir Geoff Mulgan, Professor of Collective Intelligence, Public Policy and Social Innovation at University College London (UCL), starts with a keynote followed by a talk with Cassie Robinson, Strategic Designer now working with Joseph Rowntree Foundation, and Roope Mokka, Co-founder of Demos Helsinki, a futurist and urbanist with focus on social transformations.