Breaking the Binary: Policy Guide to Scaling Social Innovation is intended to add a perspective to the global conversation already under way about how we move beyond binary choices in crafting responses to social, economic, and environmental challenges. Fundamentally, it is about leveraging private enterprise and capital for public benefit. We refer to this as social innovation.
The first section of this report attempts to answer that question, articulating a framework for credible, realistic policy action that governments can take to turn social entrepreneurship into a major force for innovation. The second section of the Policy Guide profiles leading social enterprises in the Schwab Foundation network working in specific domains: education, health, employment, urban development and rural development.
Policy case studies:
- The Impact Investing Working Group of the Presidential Investment Council, Senegal
- The National Innovation Council, India
- The Department for Social Prosperity, Colombia
- The Office of Social Innovation and Civic Participation, United States
- Big Society Capital, United Kingdom
- The Venture Capital Trust Fund, Ghana
- The Investment and Contract Readiness Fund, UK
- Mi Chacra Emprendedora, Peru
- Program-Related Investments, United States
- Community Economic Development Investment Funds, Canada
- Social Benefit Bonds, Australia
- The Micro-Credit Company Pilot Programme, People’s Republic of China