I recently wrote a short paper critiquing the way we practice social innovation and social enterprise, based on observations and conversations from both the UK and Australia. It is borne out of growing frustration that despite huge amounts of time, finance and talent, we are not seeing any significant change in the underlying problems that people are trying to solve.

It highlights the mistakes that I have seen time and time again made by people and organisations trying to tackle social and environmental problems. It also presents opportunities for us to be more effective, and outlines potential steps we could take.

The paper can be downloaded below:

What’s holding us back