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Volume 7Entrepreneurship Without Boundaries

Entrepreneurs are solving complex societal challenges across the globe. It’s happening “at the table” within established organizations, “off the grid” on difficult terrain, and “on the web” in the digital world. Across this spectrum, we often find Millennial entrepreneurs leading the charge.

Volume 6How We Give

Distinguished experts and donors share new insights on global giving trends and propose solutions to barriers that inhibit individual philanthropy aimed at improving social outcomes.

Volume 5The Art and Science of Delivery

Delivery is both an art and a science. We think the art is in the innovation and adaptability of the actors and different delivery models, while the science lies in replicating and scaling those models.

What MattersCities

As the global population becomes increasingly urbanized, what will the cities of the future look like?

Manage and leadSmart delivery in the social sector starts with intelligent systems, careful planning, and clear leadership.

Delivery lessons from China

Dambisa MoyoDambisa Moyo
Economist and author

Private capitalism need not be jettisoned to achieve a higher level of public-private cooperation. However, public and private actors must be willing to combine forces and leverage their respective skills for the common good. Read More

The future city

Jonathan LawShaina Doar
Jonathan Law and Shaina Doar
McKinsey & Company

Successful implementation of an economic-growth strategy requires tapping into the talents of high-skilled workers, entrepreneurs, researchers, and visionaries and creating a base of effective anchor institutions and infrastructure. Read More

Balancing act

Pravin GordhanPravin Gordhan
South Africa Minister of Finance

At this year’s meeting of the World Economic Forum in Davos, South African finance minister Pravin Gordhan sat down with Rik Kirkland of McKinsey & Company for a wide-ranging conversation about taxes, spending, and delivery in Africa’s largest economy. Read More

Delivery as a management problem

Jens RieseKathleen McLaughlinLynn Taliento
Jens Riese, Kathleen McLaughlin and Lynn Taliento
McKinsey & Company

Over the past decade, the study of complex adaptive systems in a management context has identified a number of shaping actions that can accelerate improvements in system effectiveness and efficiency. Read More

The origins and practice of delivery

Sir Michael BarberSir Michael Barber
Pearson

As more governments see the urgency of delivering results that go beyond the incremental, we can learn quickly what works and what doesn’t and unleash the delivery science that will change millions of lives for the better. Read More

Leading for results

Tony BlairTony Blair
Africa Governance Initiative

The first lesson you learn as a leader is that making the case for change is a whole lot easier than making change the case. Read More

Voices on Society topics

  • Entrepreneurship Without Boundaries

    Entrepreneurs are solving complex societal challenges across the globe. It’s happening “at the table” within established organizations, “off the grid” on difficult terrain, and “on the web” in the digital world. Across this spectrum, we often find Millennial entrepreneurs leading the charge.

  • How We Give

    Distinguished experts and donors share new insights on global giving trends and propose solutions to barriers that inhibit individual philanthropy aimed at improving social outcomes.

  • The Art and Science of Delivery

    Delivery is both an art and a science. We think the art is in the innovation and adaptability of the actors and different delivery models, while the science lies in replicating and scaling those models.

  • The Socially Conscious Consumer

    How the global rise of socially conscious consumers can help drive environmental and economic sustainability.

  • Financing Social Change

    Across the globe, innovative new tools are helping fund social change.

  • Beyond advocacy – business needs to get its head in the gameJobs for the young & restless

    Youth around the world have been particularly hard hit, registering disturbingly high unemployment numbers.

  • Social innovation

    Can fresh thinking solve the world’s most intractable problems?

  • Social entrepreneurs

    Can social entrepreneurs create large scale change?

  • Cities

    As the global population becomes increasingly urbanized, what will the cities of the future look like?

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