Funding Systems Change: Challenges and Opportunities
A publication written in partnership with SiX, SiG and Forum for the Future which share pain points and inspiring case studies of pioneering funders of systems change, their strategies and challenges.
A snapshot of the emerging field of systems change, written in partnership with Tim Draimin of SiG in Canada, it outlines the roles different actors are playing in building the field and the different sectors that are beginning to adopt systems thinking and practice. Neither are exhaustive, but we hope will serve as a starting point to connect the field.
I Am event summary
We brought together the curious from The Broadway , Mindfulness, Systems Change, and Social Innovation communities from across New York to inspire and to help them cultivate the courage to act from wherever we are sitting within the system.
Our theory of change follows Theory U which talks about the need to develop curiosity, compassion and finally courage at times of disruption like this. That embodying the change we want to bring about in the world is an important step, before we act.
The event centered around a series of tensions including 'celebrating progress' to 'smug progressives', 'Compassion' to 'Activism and will explore 'who am I to act?'.
Keywords: Building a language for systems change
One of the biggest challenges of systems change is trying to describe what it is. In partnership with Marc Ventresca at Oxford Said Business School, we convened around 15 systems change leaders to capture 'Keywords' that characterize their practice. This is the report from the gathering which captures the range of words we unearthed and their connection to one another.
A Strategy for Systems Change
The culmination of 8 years work, this publication documents the story, theory of change and strategy of The Finance Innovation Lab as it transitioned out from its parent organizations (ICAEW and WWF-UK) and became an independent charity.
A book I co-wrote with other Social Innovation Lab leaders from all over the world. The book documents the overlapping practice of our work and some of the challenges we face.
A video library of interviews with the top systems changers in the UK. Created by me and three other Point People, this website was designed to shine a light on the practice of this group.
We cut the videos into themes, highlighting overlap and disparity.
Article written with Char Love designed to raise the profile of the role and plight of the systempreneur.
Champion the systems changers.