On September 9th, we ran one of our Adam Street Club events with On Purpose, a London-based social enterprise leadership development program. Here are some nuggets of advice from the evening.
The first social impact bond (SIB) was launched in the UK at the end of 2010. Its promoters argued that this revolutionary financial instrument offered the potential to fund social interventions that could address intractable social problems in new and innovative ways and also save taxpayers money. Finally this summer, we are beginning to see some results emerge give us hope that the SIB is delivering on its promise.
Working closely with curators Abdellah Karroum, Director of Mathaf, Arab Museum of Modern Art in Doha, Alia Al-Senussi and Abdullah Al-Turki, key figures on the Middle Eastern art scene alongside artist Ahmed Mater, who contributes to our final evening, we are presenting an amazing selection of films, free to view in a unique outdoor cinema.
Perhaps the most difficult challenge for philanthropy is its uneasy relationship with inequality. It is an uncomfortable truth that inequality is pretty much a necessary precondition for philanthropy.
Scott O'Neil, the CEO of the Philadelphia 76ers, has seen sport change lives in more than one city. As president of Madison Square Garden Sports he led the transformation of that famous arena, but they pale in comparison to the transformation of so many New York lives by the city's sports teams.
The unique position sports teams hold in a community is well established, but their role in that community has undergone something of a transformation in recent years.
When we talk about Olympic legends, it is hard to look beyond Michael Johnson. Three Olympic Games and four Olympic gold medals - two in his home Games in Atlanta - are enough proof of that. Michael's achievements on track have meant that he has stayed at the heart of sport and the Olympic Movement for more than 20 years.
Peter Amores is changing the world. Not your world, but the world of young people in Tondo, Manila, one of the Philippines
I sincerely hope the B-Team lets the Millennial Generation lead them and that it doesn't turn into procession of corporate compunction by born again incumbent leaders. The world doesn't need apologies; it needs a new perspective that defines success. It needs a 'Boom'.
Culturally, we've become so focused on our own lives that we don't give consideration to those who are lonely and would really like to hear from us. People who are lonely aren't necessarily the hardcore lonely. It can be anyone.