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WEF Agenda | How platform know-how can drive social inclusion and empower billions

Chief Curator, Societal Platforms, EkStep Foundation and , Director Schwab Foundation for Social Entrepreneurship, Head Social Innovation, World Economic Forum explore how platform know-how can drive social inclusion.
Published in WEF Agenda, the article talks about how Societal Platforms can provide a powerful framework within which true multi-stakeholder partnerships can thrive.

An excerpt from the article:

What makes a societal platform fly?

So, what exactly does it take to make a societal platform fly – and what do we need to do to embed the practice across more sectors?

  • Platform pioneers need to practice shared or distributed leadership. The key to success is collaboration and one individual cannot drive the ecosystem.
  • The process must be data-driven and ideologically agnostic.
  • Deep technology skills are required – and these may be difficult to access given the private sector’s ability to pay more.
  • Ownership and governance structure must be sustainable.
  • Societal platforms need to access a pool of patient risk capital, since many of the payoffs will be long-term.

Read the full article published in WEF Agenda here.