2020 is a year that has not seen much hope. An economy of rugged individualism is killing us – from Covid to systemic racism to the survival of our planet. And the narrative being sold is that nothing can change.But, they’re not buying it.
Too many of you are doing the hard work on the ground to bring hope to your communities. You’re creating equity funds for neighbors to invest in neighbors, launching startups and seeding entrepreneurs, banking black to break down racial barriers to capital, and building public-private partnerships to eradicate food deserts and payday lending.A new economy of interdependence is emerging all around us.That’s why Faith+Finance is convening Neighborhood Economics: Healing Our Communities, November 17 & 18, exactly two weeks after the election. Whatever the outcome, they must all choose to come together in hope.The two day gathering will center on four pillars:
Come share your story and passions with people who believe a different world is possible – entrepreneurs and congregations, investors and community leaders, artists and philanthropists. Bring your ideas and learn from peers and trailblazers. Your community is bigger than you may think.Time: to
- Creating a Culture of Change
- Catalyzing Creative Funding
- Reimagining Real Estate
- Accelerating Entrepreneurship
The Ashoka Changemaker Summit (ACMS) is the largest online gathering of system-changing social innovators and changemakers from across the globe. It connects Ashoka’s vast community of world-leading social entrepreneurs and leaders from business and philanthropy.
Together, we will celebrate the most transformative social innovations of 2020, learn and collaborate on strategies for systemic social change.
The goal: To create a world where everyone can be a changemaker and to “rediscover certainty”, even in times of crisis.
Wake up with the Centre for Public Impact on 17 November by joining one of our virtual events live from Melbourne, London, and Washington, DC. As part of the OECD OPSI Government After Shock series, we will be highlighting regional examples of government leaders who are embracing complexity, putting human relationships first, and using experimentation for learning and growth in the midst of the COVID-19 crisis.
The global pandemic has brought into sharp focus a reality that has been growing for some time: that the current models for government are not meeting the needs of citizens. In 2020, government leaders around the world at every level have had to radically rethink how they design, deliver and regulate policies and services: challenging them to confront what government needs to DO, but more importantly how government needs to BE – the underlying beliefs, values, and principles that we will need to build back better post-crisis. Hear directly from the changemakers who are leading this effort in Australia, the UK, and the US as we explore the key questions posed by Government After Shock. In the wake of the pandemic:
- What do we need to leave behind?
- What do we want to keep?
- What should we do differently?