Category: Social Innovation

Remembering Elinor Ostrom

I was saddened by the news that Elinor Ostrom passed away today. She was the winner of the 2009 Nobel Memorial Prize in Economics (along with Oliver Williamson). She and I shared a common connection to the Kettering Foundation, but I first discovered her work some 20 years ago after the release of her seminal [...]

Bill Drayton on Becoming a Changemaker

“An invasion of armies can be resisted,” said Victor Hugo, “but not an idea whose time has come.” This certainly holds true for social entrepreneurship, an idea that has attracted an enormous amount of attention—to say nothing of money and talent—in recent years. The rise of social entrepreneurship reflects a growing sense today that many of [...]

Partnership for Change 2012

I’m back from a week in Oslo, Norway, where I was invited to emcee the Partnership For Change conference for the second year. The event brings together world-class thinkers and practitioners in the field of social entrepreneurship. In just two years, it’s established itself as the biggest of its kind in Scandinavia, a coming together [...]