Addressing the world’s most complex challenges by designing specifically for social impact is a largely untapped market with a continuously increasing demand. However, designing for social impact isn’t simply about creating pretty objects for a good cause or selling rad merchandise and giving a percentage of the proceeds to charity. In its ideal form, designing for social impact is envisioning the impact you want to have for a community or individual, bringing stakeholders into the process, working toward sustainable solutions, measuring the difference you’re making, and sharing your results so that positive impact can spread across the world.
Here are five reasons why the time has never been better for Australian social enterprises to get a slice of the $600 billion social procurement pie.
Award ceremonies are calendar fixtures in every industry, including social entrepreneurship and sustainability, and those that don’t put themselves forward stand to miss out. As the saying goes, “you’ve got to be in it to win it”.