Employees are increasingly promoting social justice causes at work and during the work day. At the same time, organizations are facing a growing expectation to act as activists. As the imperative to engage with social issues through the workplace intensifies, so too does the need to start thinking about how to do so effectively.
AI systems have massive potential, but issues of bias loom. Massive data sets, when put through various filters and systems, can lead to great harm. Impact-focused leaders must understand what this means and how to spot them.
The AI train isn’t stopping. For social impact, and other sectors, the talent mix of the near future will be human intelligence mixed with machine intelligence. Impact-focused leaders need to think about how they are teaming to make use of—and push back on—an internet economy powered by algorithms.
Giving is not what it used to be. Demographics, figures, motivations, and means of giving all have changed drastically. How we respond to these shifts and how we engage the next generation of donors matters for the future of our communities and causes.
International development can’t happen in a bubble. The complexity of problems is only matched by the complexity of approaches. Janet Longmore, Canada’s representative on the Business Leaders Caucus, a senior level advisory group to the Global Partnership for Effective Development Cooperation, has a few thoughts on the matter.
If the potential exit of a third of donation revenues from the charitable system over the next decade happens, critical life-saving and life-enhancing services provided by charities across the country would be in jeopardy.