Breakout Series 4: Identifying the Next $100 Million Idea for Social Good

25-May-2016 Return to conference program

1:45pm to 3:45pm

Room Z206

Moderator

Rachel Korberg
Senior Associate
The Rockefeller Foundation

Speakers

Andrew Gerard
Senior Program Officer; Knowledge Manager
The Global Knowledge Initiative (GKI)
Manmeet Mehta
Senior Program Officer for Collaborative Innovation Capacity Building
The Global Knowledge Initiative (GKI)
Pariphan Uawithya
Associate Director
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.