[ eBook ] The Solution Revolution: How Business, Government, and Social Enterprises Are Teaming Up to Solve Society's Toughest ProblemsAuthor William D Eggers – Z55z.co

Government Alone Cant Solve Societys Biggest ProblemsWorld hunger Climate change Crumbling infrastructure Its clear that in todays era of fiscal constraints and political gridlock, we can no longer turn to government alone to tackle these and other towering social problems Whats required is a new,collaborative and productive economic system The Solution Revolution brings hoperevealing just such a burgeoning new economy where players from across the spectrum of business, government, philanthropy, and social enterprise converge to solve big problems and create public valueBy erasing public private sector boundaries, the solution economy is unlocking trillions of dollars in social benefit and commercial value Where tough societal problems persist, new problem solvers are crowdfunding, ridesharing, app developing, or impact investing to design innovative new solutions for seemingly intractable problems Providing low cost health care, fighting poverty, creating renewable energy, and preventing obesity are just a few of the tough challenges that also represent tremendous opportunities for those at the vanguard of this movement They create markets for social good and trade solutions instead of dollars to fill the gap between what government can provide and what citizens needSo what drives the solution economy Who are these new players and how are their roles changing How can we grow the movement And how can we participate Deloittes William D Eggers and Paul Macmillan answer these questions and , and they introduce us to the people and organizations driving the revolutionfrom edgy social enterprises growing at a clip ofpercent a year, to megafoundations, to Fortunecompanies delivering social good on the path to profit Recyclebank, RelayRides, and LivingGoods are just a few of the innovative organizations youll read about in this bookGovernment cannot handle alone the huge challenges facing our global societyand it shouldnt We need a different economic paradigm that can flexibly draw on resources, combine efforts, and create value, while improving the lives of citizens The Solution Revolution shows the way

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