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The Power of Consumers to Drive Social Change:  The Role of the individual at the intersection of business and social change
Contributors                    Gena Rotstein               Dexterity Consulting                Stephanie Michele         ...
A New Model for Social Change                Less Talk, More Action
Working TogetherTo Solve a ComplicatedSocial Issue                 THE PLAYERS                                     NGO’s  ...
A Collaborative Experiment   Ideas & Actions that can drive change
LIVE Collective Action           1. Social Issue Exploration           2. Break in to Groups           3. Finding Unity in...
Poverty        Looking for solutions that engagepeople across multi-dimensional platforms
Poverty FactsAt a Glance    1. Qualifying income for family of four: $21,643    2. 10% of Canadians live in poverty; 20% o...
The ManySides of Poverty                   • Housing                   • Food and Fitness                   • Education   ...
HousingEnsuring housing is not a cause of poverty
CauseHousing costs create cycle of poverty
EffectUnaffordable housing reinforces poverty
SolutionHousing can be way out of poverty
Current State                                     SubsidyOf Play                      Contributions that                  ...
Food and FitnessWellbeing and Energy for Fighting Poverty
CauseFood and Fitness is Expensive
EffectCost and lack of access increases poverty
SolutionHealthy Food/Fitness improves the chances of evolving out poverty
Food andCurrent State              Fitness ProgramsOf Play                    Program Partnerships                        ...
EducationAccess, performance, possibilities
CausePoor education is condition of poverty
EffectPoor neighborhoods have poor education
SolutionEducation is a way out of poverty
Current StateOf Play                 Scholarships                Provide scholarships for                           perfor...
Working LifeNew Jobs, New Possibilities
CauseEmployment conditions and standards     creates working poor conditions
EffectLack of opportunities for advancement
SolutionGainful Employment breaks Cycle
Current StateOf Play                           Government                Policies, Community, and                 Employme...
LIVE Collective Action         1. Social Issue Exploration         2. Break in to Groups         3. Finding Unity in Objec...
Gena gena@dexterityconsulting.caStephanie stephanie@sociallbling.com Pamela pamela@divinskygroup.com
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The power of consumers to drive social change

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Presentation made at the CCSR2011 conference in Ottawa. The purpose of this presentation was to get participants thinking about new ways of looking at large complex social problems.

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The power of consumers to drive social change

  1. 1. The Power of Consumers to Drive Social Change: The Role of the individual at the intersection of business and social change
  2. 2. Contributors Gena Rotstein Dexterity Consulting Stephanie Michele SocialBling Pamela Divinsky The Divinsky Group
  3. 3. A New Model for Social Change Less Talk, More Action
  4. 4. Working TogetherTo Solve a ComplicatedSocial Issue THE PLAYERS NGO’s Business Government Issue Experts Social Enterprise Concerned Citizens
  5. 5. A Collaborative Experiment Ideas & Actions that can drive change
  6. 6. LIVE Collective Action 1. Social Issue Exploration 2. Break in to Groups 3. Finding Unity in Objection (30 min) 4. Share Solution (5 min presentation) 5. Exploration of real world execution (coaches vote) 6. Live Voting
  7. 7. Poverty Looking for solutions that engagepeople across multi-dimensional platforms
  8. 8. Poverty FactsAt a Glance 1. Qualifying income for family of four: $21,643 2. 10% of Canadians live in poverty; 20% of those are children; 2/3 are “working poor” 3. Too complex for one entity to tackle 4. Opportunity to marshal forces of public, private and NGO sectors
  9. 9. The ManySides of Poverty • Housing • Food and Fitness • Education • Working Life
  10. 10. HousingEnsuring housing is not a cause of poverty
  11. 11. CauseHousing costs create cycle of poverty
  12. 12. EffectUnaffordable housing reinforces poverty
  13. 13. SolutionHousing can be way out of poverty
  14. 14. Current State SubsidyOf Play Contributions that help break the cycle Affordability Availability of financial tools Social Housing Enterprise New market models
  15. 15. Food and FitnessWellbeing and Energy for Fighting Poverty
  16. 16. CauseFood and Fitness is Expensive
  17. 17. EffectCost and lack of access increases poverty
  18. 18. SolutionHealthy Food/Fitness improves the chances of evolving out poverty
  19. 19. Food andCurrent State Fitness ProgramsOf Play Program Partnerships and Sponsorship Credits and Rewards Programs Welfare Reform Grass Root Community Planning and Development Petitioning and Farming Advocacy
  20. 20. EducationAccess, performance, possibilities
  21. 21. CausePoor education is condition of poverty
  22. 22. EffectPoor neighborhoods have poor education
  23. 23. SolutionEducation is a way out of poverty
  24. 24. Current StateOf Play Scholarships Provide scholarships for performance Mentorship Partners for success Social Education Enterprise New market models
  25. 25. Working LifeNew Jobs, New Possibilities
  26. 26. CauseEmployment conditions and standards creates working poor conditions
  27. 27. EffectLack of opportunities for advancement
  28. 28. SolutionGainful Employment breaks Cycle
  29. 29. Current StateOf Play Government Policies, Community, and Employment Standards Grass Roots Community Action Corporate Sector New market models
  30. 30. LIVE Collective Action 1. Social Issue Exploration 2. Break in to Groups 3. Finding Unity in Objection (30 min) 4. Share Solution (5 min presentation) 5. Exploration of real world execution (coaches vote) 6. Live Voting
  31. 31. Gena gena@dexterityconsulting.caStephanie stephanie@sociallbling.com Pamela pamela@divinskygroup.com

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