Social innovation and business strategies // Refugees United @ DANSIC13: IMPACT
Ida Jeng
Posted by Ida Jeng
Mar 8 13

Climate change, financial crises, immigration, energy shortage, sustainable development, terrorism, … – there seem to be no end to the list of current global issues. The need for novel and creative solutions which social innovation foster consequently can’t be stressed enough. It was therefore with great pleasure that Refugees United accepted the request to hold … Continue reading Social innovation and business strategies // Refugees United @ DANSIC13: IMPACT

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Climate change, financial crises, immigration, energy shortage, sustainable development, terrorism, … – there seem to be no end to the list of current global issues. The need for novel and creative solutions which social innovation foster consequently can’t be stressed enough. It was therefore with great pleasure that Refugees United accepted the request to hold the keynote speech at the Danish Social Innovation Club’s (DANSIC) annual conference DANSIC13: IMPACT #DANSIC13. 

Here Communications and Relations Office, Claudia Simler, and CEO, Jens Briksten spoke behalf of Refugees United, about how the non-profit world can utilize business strategies to create lasting impact.

DANSIC is a student driven platform, advocating the use of social innovation to tackle the societal and environmental challenges facing us today. Social innovation entail innovations which are both social in their ends and means.

“Being part of DANSIC13 under the headline ‘Impact’ is a great opportunity for Refugees United to showcase our approach to doing non-profit work, including how we partner with the corporate world in order to scale the reach of our work.” Says Claudia Simler, Communications and Relations Officer at Refugees United “We are excited to inspire and engage young, entrepreneurial students to think differently about how to do social good – leveraging new technologies, applying a market-driven and business-focused mindset, and looking into creative ways of spurring innovation.”

The other keynote speech was held by Pamela Hartigan, director of Skoll Centre for Social Entrepreneurship at Saïd Business School at Oxford University and founding partner of Volan Venture.   

More than 300 social entrepreneurs, business leaders and students participated in the conference and discussed how social innovation can be used to create a better and more sustainable society for us all. The event also included a case competition on the best social innovation pitch. Check out the pictures from the event here.

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