How can companies adopt strategies that contribute to inclusive growth and long-term competitiveness at the same time? Social innovation—the application of innovative, practical, sustainable, market-based approaches to benefit society—offers a practical tool. Beyond CSR and corporate philanthropy, such strategies are directly aligned with the company’s business and innovation agenda and can generate a number of measurable business benefits—access to new markets or consumers, additional revenues, strengthened supply chains, reduced costs or managed risks.
- What will be the role of companies in the inclusive growth agenda for the coming decade?
- What are the specific opportunities for inclusion companies see on the horizon – within their markets, supply chains, talent pools?
- What are the internal barriers companies face to move beyond CSR and how do they overcome them?
- How do CEOs, corporate intrapreneurs, and board members drive the vision and change management process?