We're on a mission to move the private sector from corporate social responsibility to corporate social strategy, by supporting businesses to innovate for social good. We do this by brokering partnerships, running innovative programmes, and providing strategic support to help businesses create both economic and social value.
In order to reduce inequality in society and build a more sustainable world, we need to harness the resources, energy, power and expertise across sectors. Corporates have a rich history of social responsibility initiatives. While valuable, more often than not these initiatives have sat separately from the core business.
The most forward thinking companies are seeing that business and social good cannot be decoupled. They are asking which social issues are most relevant to their long-term business success. They are seeing that the world’s challenges can’t be tackled without the resources, power and expertise of business and they are looking for innovative ways to use their own assets and insights to address these challenges – innovating within their business and the systems around them, and creating sustainable value for their business and society in tandem.
Nesta believes that by supporting the private sector to engage in social innovation, we can produce better and more sustainable outcomes for communities, and for businesses too.
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