This is the time where the number of connections across the globe and the amount of change is increasing. More and more we see global discontentment rise over how public and private sectors are playing a role to deliver vital interests, from economic opportunity to health care and education.
Fortunately, over the past few decades we are seeing citizens continue to step up to take part it a "solution revolution" where individuals take the opportunities to be leaders, work in teams and exercise empathy to help create positive change in their communities:
A new book explores the role of these new players that have entered the societal problem-solving arena:
- Organizations that support changemakers and social innovators like Acumen and Ashoka, Crowdrise and Code for America, Kiva and Kaggle, Zipcar and Zimride, Recyclebank and RelayRides, SpaceX and M-Pesa that are weaving the spaces and connections for creative solutions and problem-solvers.
- Venture philanthropists like Branson and Bloomberg, Ibrahim and Lucas, Buffett and Gates are investing in social outcomes.
- Multinational companies like Coca-Cola and Unilever, Whole Foods and Zappos, Microsoft and TOMS Shoes are taking Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) to new levels.
This new books says " There are new players, new currencies, new business models, new technologies and new motivations converging to form a solution economy that promises better results, lower costs, and the best hope we have for public innovation. Trillions of dollars in value potentially lies largely untapped at the intersection of the public, private, and nonprofit sectors. The Solution Revolution is about how to unlock this value."
The book was released on September 16th, 2013.