Financing the Social Labs Revolution
David Elliot, Bamyan Media
An exploration of the challenges, opportunities and potential solutions for funding Social Labs designed to tackle complex global problems. Since Social Labs are dealing with evolving systems, finance needs to be flexible and patient in order to stimulate both innovative prototyping and scaling of promising initiatives. How can foundations, donors and impact investors adapt and contribute more effectively to the Social Labs revolution whilst meeting their institutional imperatives of accountability and ROI ? This panel brings together thought leaders from Social Labs, Systems Thinking , and Social Finance, moderated by a real world front-line practitioner.
new economy, Patient Capital, Social Labs, systems thinking, Unintended Consequences
David Peter Stroh, Bridgeway Partners. Ziad Hassan, Roller Strategies, Social Labs Capital. Martin Kalungu-Banda, Presencing Institute (needs to clear the dates). Justin Sykes, Innovest Advisory.
Moderator, To be Determined, possibly: Dayna Cunningham, MIT Co-Lab or another representative of Presencing Institute, https://www.presencing.org/#/ Anna Laycock, The Finance Innovation Lab. https://financeinnovationlab.org Leslie Harroun: Director, Partners for a New Economy. https://p4ne.org/#home
David Peter Stroh: Systems Thinking For Social Change: A Practical Guide to Solving Complex Problems, Avoiding Unintended Consequences, and Achieving Lasting Results. http://www.bridgewaypartners.com/Home.aspx https://www.amazon.com/Systems-Thinking-Social-Change-Consequences/dp/160358580X Zaid Hassan: The Social Labs Revolution: A New Approach to Solving our Most Complex Challenges. www.roller.sg https://social-labs.org https://www.amazon.com/Social-Labs-Revolution-Approach-Challenges/dp/B00P32HNAK Martin Kalunga-Banda: Driftology: How to Access Lifes Greatest Opportunities by flying on the Wings of others. https://www.presencing.org/#/aboutus/team/vita/martin_kalungu_banda https://www.amazon.co.uk/Driftology-Access-Lifes-Greatest-Opportunities/dp/1496983726 Justin Sykes: http://www.innovestadvisory.com Dayna Cunningham: Executive Director MIT Co-lab. https://www.colab.mit.edu/people-1/2018/2/6/dayna-cunningham Anna Laycock: Executive Director, The Finance Innovation Lab. https://financeinnovationlab.org/about-us/the-team/ Leslie Harroun: Director, Partners for a New Economy. https://p4ne.org/#home