Join this online discussion which includes panellists from companies at the cutting edge of social innovation, including Barclays’ Social Innovation Facility and CEMEX’s Patrimonio Hoy initiative.
Tuesday 10th April, 2.30 – 3.30pm UK time / 9.30 - 10.30am ET
- Daryl Burnaby, Director, Global Health Programmes, GSK
- Emily Fry, Assistant Vice President, Social Innovation, Barclays
- Gib Bulloch, Speaker, Writer Facilitator, Intrapreneur in Residence at Business Fights Poverty and Steward, League of Intrapreneurs
- Katie Hyson, Director of Thought Leadership, Business Fights Poverty
- Laura Kelly, Head, Business Engagement Hub, UK Department for International Development
- Maggie De Pree, Co-founder, The League of Intrapreneurs
Moderator: Zahid Torres-Rahman, Founder and CEO, Business Fights Poverty
Corporate social intrapreneurs develop profitable new products, services, or business models that create value for society and their company. But being a social intrapreneur is not easy. The “corporate immune system” tends to fight different or unfamiliar ideas and it can be hard to make a convincing investment case.
Despite the challenges, social innovation is starting to take root where companies have put in place the internal resources, support systems and partnerships that intrapreneurs need to thrive. But this remains unfamiliar territory for many organisations and much more needs to be done to understand what corporate intrapreneurs really need to succeed.
For this reason, Business Fights Poverty has brought together social intrapreneurs from organisations at the forefront of embracing social innovation to share what they are learning about how to enable intrapreneurs to develop and launch their ideas, and to flourish over the long-term.
- How do investments in social innovation create value for your business and society? What are some promising examples.
- What are some of the challenges for intrapreneurs and how can companies overcome them? What resources, systems and structures need to be put in place to build an intrapreneurial culture and enable social intrapreneurs to flourish?
- How can external partners / partnerships help build the support system for intrapreneurs?