Amplifying Social Impact Through Systems Change

Achieving UN’s Sustainable Development Goals [SDGs] requires an all-hands, coordinated effort across stakeholders globally and working at population scale. The role of the social sector in achieving global impact is crucial but social sector organizations [SSOs] often work in isolation and are not able to connect their impact creation with the larger global picture. Traditional, uncoordinated direct-services approaches have produced limited impact, way short of what is required to achieve UN’s SDGs by 2030.

There is therefore the need to transform how the world sees and addresses global challenges. Local projects need to connect with regional and national ones which in turn need to connect with global goals since all of these challenges are one continuum. What is becoming very clear is the need to look at problems systemically and address them by changing the rules that underlie systems.

The actors involved in global systems change are many and diverse. They include civil society, social enterprises, businesses, governments. and individuals. What has the potential of binding them together is the science and art of systems thinking and its foremost application of systems change. In this webinar, PYXERA Global, in collaboration with Ashoka, brings together Anshu Gupta, Founder of India-based Goonj and an Ashoka Fellow along with Odin Muehlebein, Partner with Ashoka Germany, Systems Unit, Ashoka Globalizer and Shakti Saran, Senior Fellow at PYXERA Global. Anshu and Odin, in conversation with Shakti, will dwell on what needs to be redefined in social impact missions to achieve systems change and create a new generation of changemakers.

Time: 06:30 PM in Mumbai, Kolkata, New Delhi l 9:00 AM EST

Location: Virtual

Date: Thursday, October 28, 2021