Food for Thought: The Solution Revolution
Date: 5/18, 6-8pm
Location: The Loading Dock (formerly 98 bottles), 2400 Kettner Blvd #110, San Diego, CA 92101
Cost: FREE for everyone
YNPN San Diego presents Food for Thought (formerly called Book Club), featuring a discussion on The Solution Revolution: How Business, Government, and Social Enterprises Are Teaming Up to Solve Society's Toughest Problems, by authors William Eggers and Paul Macmillan.
By erasing public-private sector boundaries, the solution economy is unlocking trillions of dollars in social benefit and commercial value. Where tough societal problems persist, new problem solvers are crowdfunding, ridesharing, app-developing, or impact-investing to design innovative new solutions for seemingly intractable problems. Providing low-cost health care, fighting poverty, creating renewable energy, and preventing obesity are just a few of the tough challenges that also represent tremendous opportunities for those at the vanguard of this movement. They create markets for social good and trade solutions instead of dollars to fill the gap between what government can provide and what citizens need.
So what drives the solution economy? Who are these new players and how are their roles changing? How can we grow the movement? And how can we participate?
Deloitte’s William D. Eggers and Paul Macmillan introduce us to the people and organizations driving the revolution—from edgy social enterprises growing at a clip of 15 percent a year, to megafoundations, to Fortune 500 companies delivering social good on the path to profit.
FREE food will be provided!
No time to read? No problem! Just come ready to converse!
SOLUTION REVOLUTION: A CONVERSATION WITH WILLIAM D. EGGERS AND PAUL MACMILLAN: http://acumen.org/blog/our-world/solution-revolution-a-conversation-with-william-d-eggers-and-paul-macmillan/
SSIR SOLUTION REVOLUTION EXCERPT: https://ssir.org/articles/entry/new_currencies_in_action_a_solution_to_developing_world_waste_management
2400 Kettner Blvd
San Diego, CA 92101
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