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The Fowler Center is off to a great start in cataloging innovations for world benefit: http://worldinquiry.case.edu/bankFullList.cfm . How can we scale this up further, to identify, celebrate, & inspire business innovation for world benefit?
By packaging stories of businesses innovating for world benefit in one-page comic book form, they become shareable elements through social networks and other channels tuned to quick consumption. Comics of Good creates a shared storytelling medium.
External/internal teams assembled for the purpose of identifying a Company’s unique ‘world benefit’ tactics/strategies. Teams are then split up and re-configured / re-assembled with other companies, and so on, to keep ‘changing it forward.’
If you want to change the world, you might want to start with the next generation of leaders. And as OpenIDEO is popular in several schools, maybe there's one that can start the Masters of World Benefit program.
By focusing on today's students, tomorrow's leaders, the Internpreneur Starter Kit (ISK) and Certification Program takes a systems approach to plant the seeds of change from the bottom, up, and from the inside, out.
The gulf between intent and action can often be attributed to perceived barriers. The World Benefit Compass helps companies take that first essential step by reducing perceived barriers to participating as an agent of world benefit.
An Award Program that recognizes the work of specific individuals and project teams for their achievements in motivating and nurturing innovation for social & environment good WITHIN their respective companies.
A central community with multiple wings, including an annual conference and a magazine that collect stories and tips about social business initiatives, and a website that shares these initiatives and where the public can comment and vote on them.
Creating and Arts Center that for each prized company creates ONE MASTERPIECE which has a WORLDWIDE EXPOSURE which lets people know, through universal art, which one is the chosen company (brand and product).
It's a magical world ... let's go exploring.
A dedicated team with the mandate to generate innovative improvements focused on world benefit that are then developed and realised in an incubation center.
The idea of the concept is to create a public platform where companies can post their innovations that contribute to the world benefit and where the society can see what companies are doing worldwide. It was created during McGill OpenIDEO hackathon.
Organizations identify "world benefit" challenges, implement (and document) challenge projects, and participate in a competition to identify companies having the biggest impact. Think Oscars meets Ted meets Dancing with the Stars.
Global contest innovating for World Benefit causes. Companies enter employee teams who turn random objects, like one red paper clip, into projects/funds for a cause. In lieu of costly training programs, employees learn valuable skills in innovation.