Changing the World: Social Innovation, Finance and Enterprise: BUSN1102
This unit highlights how innovation and entrepreneurship are solving major global social and economic challenges such as hunger, poverty, homelessness and intergenerational disadvantage and unemployment.
It considers the rise of social entrepreneurship, the shift to a focus on collaboration, and the role of corporate social responsibility, philanthro-capitalism, social finance and impact investing in creating new options for positive social impact. New tools for social change in a digital and social media world (e.g. Kiva, Kickstarter, Twitter, Facebook) are considered and trends in the measurement and demonstration of social impact are examined.
The aim of the unit is for students to gain an evidence based and rich picture of what works in driving social change in the contemporary world.