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Social Innovation

Social Innovation


Social innovation relates to 'innovative activities and services that are motivated by the goal of meeting a social need and that are predominantly developed and diffused through organisations whose primary purposes are social'. examples include...

Fair trade - pioneered in the UK and USA in the 1940s-80s and now growing globally.

Greenpeace - and the many movements of ecological direct action which drew on much older Quaker ideas and which have transformed how citizens can engage directly in social change.

Amnesty International - and the growth of human rights.

Oxfam (originally the Oxford Committee for Relief of Famine) and the spread of humanitarian relief.

The Women's Institute (founded in Canada in the 1890s) - and the innumerable women's organisations and innovations which have made feminism mainstream.


You may find our new on-line 'i-diagnostic' helpful in pinpointing where you have strengths and which are your most powerful enablers of organisational innovation and creativity and equally where your biggest barriers exist. The questionnaire takes about 15-20 minutes to complete and may offer you valuable insights into where to invest your limited time and resources. For a copy of a sample report please email Dr Tom Kennie at tkennie@ranmore.co.uk.

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