Having watched diversified companies strive to identify opportunities to generate positive social and environmental impact, I know that effective, profit-generating solutions are still in high demand.
There is room for improvement, and that's exciting. What's even more exciting is that in a climate of increased demand for accountability, businesses want to commit funds to projects that generate impact; projects they can assess and report on over the short- and long-term.
There are numerous ideas, plans, and talented people; there's a lot of experience, passion, and yes, money. But we need to build partnerships and share skills to really create lasting change - and to get the funds that will give us the chance.
The Social Innovation and Global Ethics Forum (SIGEF), hosted by Horyou and taking place October 23-25 in Geneva, is a place to do just that. According to Forbes, the event is projected to accomodate 5,000 participants and reach over 80 million people. Take a look - let's combine our ideas, motivation, contacts and resources for social and environmental impact.