The nature of today’s challenges demands more of governments and philanthropy. While evolutionary innovation and its spillover effects of economic growth have justified government’s passive market-fixing role. Investment-led growth - that seeds innovations for public purpose - must have not only a rate but also a direction: this is mission oriented innovation.
Today’s challenges—from pandemics to climate change — cannot be resolved by one organization or sector alone. Finding solutions requires new collaborations across the state, businesses and civil society—collaborations that can work to innovate and shape markets, fostering both public value and economic growth. How can the state facilitate this pivot? What does it mean to be mission-oriented in practice?
This is a capped active learning session - you can expect to explore what it means to put purpose at the centre of your work, and to think through how your practice would change if it was mission-oriented and what would prevent you from doing it.