Innovation for Social Impact

The potential for technology to solve challenges in new ways, to enable faster scale, and to invite people around the world into the global economy is limitless. With technological innovation and entrepreneurial resolve we know change is possible.

We hope everyone will join us as we track the Living Progress Challenge solutions. We know the deeply exciting advances for the organizations, and the people they serve, lie just ahead.

After a highly competitive process with more than 130 proposals submitted from 28 countries around the world for Hewlett Packard Enterprise's the Living Progress Challenge:


  • 17 proposals were selected and designed into prototypes
  • 10 teams pitched live at the final pitch event in New York.
  • 4 innovative solutions were ultimately selected as the final winners


These solutions span a range of impact areas from helping rural women save money and gain access to financial tools; to combating the illegal trade of fisheries products; to connecting youth in Mexico with mentors; and helping the world's largest volunteer organization transform the way people engage in their communities.

Each solution is in its final testing phase and will be launched over the coming weeks and months. These teams reflect that same innovative and entrepreneurial drive that is heralded so many Silicon Valley start-ups. For some of the NGO teams, this was the first time pursuing digital tools into their problem-solving. Teams were courageous, they learned about their user needs. Read the Entire Article

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Moving Beyond Theories of Change: A Framework for Strategic Implementation

A new Arabella Advisors report titled "Moving Beyond Theories of Change: A Framework for Strategic Implementation," builds upon the work of Senior Managing Director Gwen Walden and her 25 years of...more

Innovative Climate Change Action in Cities Worldwide

The CSR Journal addresses a state of climate emergency around the world. According to this article, climate change action in cities is critical because urban spaces are significant contributors to...more

How Climate Change, Millennials and Tainted Donors are Impacting Philanthropy

In a Johnson Center's 2020 11 Trends in Philanthropy report, it analyzes upcoming and developing issues in the nonprofit industry. According to the report, millennials will make up more than half...more

Why We Can’t Tackle the Climate Crisis Without Addressing Global Inequality

Renat Heuberger, founding partner and CEO of South Pole, writes how a well-designed net-zero strategy must tackle the climate crisis and promote economic opportunities for the less privileged at the...more

Oslo Saw Zero Pedestrian and Cyclist Deaths in 2019

City data for Oslo, Norway, which has a population of about 673,000, show a dramatic reduction in traffic fatalities. According to a story in the Norwegian paper Aftenposten, safety advocates are...more

Stakeholder Capitalism: Intention is the First Step toward Accountability

This article written by CASE Faculty Director Cathy Clark, tackles what do America's CEOs want to change about corporate governance. Clark shares what the Business Roundtable, a lobbying group...more

Greater innovation needed to fight climate change, poverty and hunger

In a report from the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) of the United Nations, FAO Director-General QU Dongyu addressed solutions to global challenges at SDG2 event of COP25. QU Dongyu...more

California Sets a Bold Path for Energy Efficiency Innovation

Lara Ettenson, Director of the Energy Efficiency Initiative, Climate and Clean Energy Program, discusses how California is paving a path for energy efficiency innovation. Ettenson shares that The...more

UN Chief Urges World to Embrace Transformation to a Carbon-Neutral World by 2050

Antonio Guterres, United Nations Secretary-General, talks at a COP25 climate action event that is focused on greener jobs. According to Guterres, the answer to climate change lies in transforming...more

Patagonia Accelerates Environmental Activism Platform

Patagonia, an outdoor company, is matching donations to grassroots environmental organizations through its Action Works platform to fight climate change. The donations will match up to $10,000 per...more





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