23 Daring Predictions that will Shape the Social Impact World in 2023

Why It Matters

Signals tend to reveal emergent phenomena sooner so that changemakers can turn their attention to possible opportunities, disruptions, innovations and developments that affect their missions, programs and work. Signals can become mainstream and evolve into trends — when a signal hits a certain threshold, for example, it might become a trend in the broader society or sector, and begin to diffuse rapidly.

Grassroots group Stop the Spray raises public awareness to stop BC’s toxic forestry policy

Why It Matters

Climate change is increasing the rate and intensity of wildfires in B.C., but so are poor forestry practices. A forestry policy that mandates herbicide spraying poses wildfire risks and impacts public health.

Five things Canada’s social purpose ecosystem needs right now to grow

Why It Matters

As Canada is juggling a number of urgent environmental and social crises, the need for organizations to consider their impact on the world is more important than ever. Social purpose leaders are pushing for businesses to bring their purpose to life by collaborating across sectors to create an ecosystem for a greener and more inclusive economy.