Social Innovations, And How You Can Fix It




The power of digital innovation and other new technologies is enabling the roll-out of innovative models on a scale and at a speed that would have been unimaginable in the past.


Making social impact


Has already improved the lives and livelihoods of more than 622 million people in 190 counties while mitigating emissions of 192 million tonnes of CO2. The latest advances promise further substantial benefits.

Here are some of the ways that social innovators are disrupting traditional operating models around the developing world.


Social innovators address the world’s most serious challenges ranging from inequality to girls’ education and disaster relief that affect all of us but in particular vulnerable and excluded groups. To achieve maximum impact and start to address root causes, they need greater visibility, credibility, access to finance, favourable policy decisions, and in some cases a better understanding of global affairs and access to decision-makers.


The Schwab Foundation for Social Entrepreneurship is supporting more than 400 late-stage social innovators. By providing an unparalleled global platform, the Foundation’s goal is to highlight and expand proven and impactful models of social innovation. It helps strengthen and grow the field by showcasing best-in-class examples, models for replication, and cutting-edge research on social innovation.