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This is a blog for people who want to vastly improve ways to address critical challenges of the 21st century such as climate change, poverty, sustainable agriculture, corruption, water, security, the financial system, forests, and marine resources. These are global challenges that require big changes in us as individuals, our organizations and our societies. We are developing organizing innovations to address these challenges, and this blog aims to spur further development and dissemination of those innovations.

Climate Change Transformation Requires a New Research Approach

Posted by Steve Waddell in Net Dev on February 21, 2018

Ioan Fazey, Councillor – SDG Transformations Forum; Professor Social Dimensions of Environmental Change – University of Dundee

The world is becoming a confusing place, with change all around us. Issues are ever more complex and interconnected and humanity is …

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Creating Purposive Transformation

Posted by Steve Waddell in Net Dev on February 3, 2018

Whether to transform is not a choice. Our world is transforming. Every day we see signs that the environmental, political and social structures of the 20th century are crumbling: plummeting bio-diversity, fracturing of governments and rise in autocracy, and …

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A Transforming Philanthropy Large Systems Change Initiative

Posted by Steve Waddell in Net Dev on November 16, 2017

Tens of trillions of dollars. That’s the estimated financial wealth of the nearly 200 billionaires who have signed up to the Giving Pledge. Founded in 2010 with 40 of America’s wealthiest people including Bill and Melinda Gates and …

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Conferences for ENGAGEMENT…rather than display

Posted by Steve Waddell in Net Dev on October 7, 2017

“Conferences can lead to both knowledge exchange and impact – we just have to do them differently,” writes Mark Reed. Amen to that. I, too, don’t want to go to conferences designed around cutting off the top of heads and …

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The Next 10 years of Social Innovation

Posted by Steve Waddell in Net Dev on July 26, 2017

Indy Johar writes:

The last ten years have been an important, formative period for the revival of social innovation, we have seen a new generation of actors contribute to the renewal of our societal goods. The work of the Young …

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