Recently, Rahim Kanani sat down with Dr. Judith Rodin, President of the Rockefeller Foundation, to discuss, in great depth, the evolution and promise of social innovation, and the role that the foundation is playing to systematically advance the field moving forward.
Dr. Rodin has been president of the Rockefeller Foundation since 2005. She was previously president of the University of Pennsylvania, the first woman to lead an Ivy League institution, and provost of Yale University.
The discussion is here: http://bit.ly/n6YMHb
This is a broad ranging discussion covering social innovation, especially from a US perspective that is always interesting, as it is sometimes focusing on different aspects of social innovation and what it is changing.
Judith Rodin: What I find most useful as a definition is that social innovation really refers to innovation in the social sector — in other words, innovation applied to social, health and environmental problems, as opposed to business. Social innovation can be associated with social entrepreneurship, but I think that’s a very narrow definition…..