Breakout Series 4: Identifying the Next $100 Million Idea for Social Good
25-May-2016 Return to conference program
1:45pm to 3:45pm
The Rockefeller Foundation
Identifying High-Impact Opportunities for Social Impact with The Rockefeller Foundation
For more than 100 years, The Rockefeller Foundation has been committed to improving the wellbeing of humanity. But how does it decide which pressing problem to invest in addressing, among the many facing our economies, ecosystems, health systems, and communities? How can it make investments that don’t just ‘do some good,’ but are highly-leveraged—actually catalyzing transformation?
For us, the answer lies in identifying problems that are not just pressing, but also dynamic and ripe for engagement and innovation. Through a fast-paced, forward-looking workshop, we will immerse participants in the methods and tools that we use to identify high-leverage opportunities for social impact. Participants will:
- Identify early signals of change around pressing social, economic, environmental, and health problems in Asia
- Assess the “ripeness for engagement” of different problems
- Explore future possible global shifts that could affect problems of interest, as well as investments in addressing them
Participants will leave the workshop with early ideas about new social investments and opportunities for impact.
This invitation is only being shared with a select number of participants, and space is limited to 60 people.