Social impact markets: will it ever happen?

What do you think? Is it possible to develop a new market – what some people call a social impact market – where the pro-profit, non-profit, and government sectors work together to make social innovation (social good/positive social change) happen?

Here’s some pointers to frame thinking:

  • Roles: How would roles have to change in each of the sectors?
  • Mindsets: How would each sector have to change its thinking?
  • Dialogue: How could a dialogue for collaborative cross-sector working at the local, single issue level be promoted?
  • Metrics/measures: How could we capture volunteer input/in kind contributions; and continuous improvement?

I’d be glad of any thoughts you may have to start this debate rolling.