Social Innovators are bold visionaries. They intimately know and have lived with social and environmental challenges, and they have a firm grasp of what works and what doesn’t.
Social entrepreneurs drive social innovation via business models that can scale both impact and ROI. They possess skills not only to inspire and connect but also to build and problem solve and iterate rapidly.
We transform innovators into entrepreneurs, and dreamers into doers. We give them tools and resources to envision persistent social problems as market opportunities, design business models that support long term change, and mobilize capital to accelerate their impact.
We’re building businesses modeled on the conviction that global challenges are the raw material for transformative solutions, new markets and lasting value.
Just as the effects of climate change transcend sectors, jurisdictions and borders, so too must effective solutions. The Obama Administration demonstrated significant leadership in this space in March, 2014, when it launched the Climate Data Initiative (CDI), aligning Administration efforts to open data on climate change risks and impacts with ambitious private and philanthropic sector commitments to mobilize data and information technology for climate change action.
The data is there; the technology is there. The markets and entrepreneurs, however, are not. An effective response to a complex global problem like climate change demands the type of systemic, multilateral collaboration among institutional leaders that the CDI fosters. But new solutions are created most measurably, effectively and sustainably when entrepreneurs are engaged as agents of change, using proven processes to drive powerful outcomes. Climate Ventures 2.0 offers a forum in which the data and technical resources of the CDI collaborators can be presented as a rich opportunity to mobilize entrepreneurial responses. Our goal is to identify and develop exemplary innovations into scalable, well funded entrepreneurial success stories.
A streamlined, future-looking model for capturing social impact value and relating it to a company’s unit economics. SIP sheds light not only on the relationship between revenue growth and impact growth, but also on the efficacy of the business model as a lever for impact.
Our analytics allow founders to understand their impact operations so they can build business models that maximize for both revenue and impact.
The data SIP generates allows impact investors to place their capital where it can have the greatest impact leverage. It also allows them to track and report on impact performance, returns and ownership with clarity, consistency and confidence.