Canada occupies an enviable place in the world: we’re among the top 5 in social progress, we rank 6th in life satisfaction and 11th in GDP per capita. But we face some tough challenges.
From social services to education to employment, Canadians are at a crossroads.
What can we do differently?
Where tough societal problems persist, citizens, business and social enterprises are relying less and less on government-only solutions. They’re more likely to be crowd funding, ride-sharing, app-developing or impact-investing to design lightweight solutions for seemingly intractable problems.
A solution economy exists where traditional sectors overlap, where bottom lines are measured in social value, and where inventive, imaginative new business models create public value. The Solution Economy is estimated by Deloitte to be worth at least $50 billion per year in Canada in 2013.Tweet this In an era of fiscal constraint and unmet needs these public innovations promise lower costs and better results.
Problem solvers can accelerate the solution economy by using 6 strategies: