San Francisco, California
London, United Kingdom
At London+Acumen we believe that a society filled with individuals, communities and organisations that have a purposeful agenda can only assist to tackle social inequalities that exist all over the World. In this context we, along with our supporting partner Business Fights Poverty are excited to invite you to join us at our last event of the year.
As one of the most advanced countries in the world, the UK still faces many challenges in building a socially mobile and integrated society. The growth in income disparity between rich and poor now makes the UK one of the most unequal countries in the developed world. Studies have shown that high levels of income inequality are directly correlated to economic instability - which affects decisions on health, education and housing.
Acumen typically invests in companies that have a ‘human centred design’ (HCD) approach at their core-where social entrepreneurs and community leaders use this concept to develop innovative way to tackle poverty and inequality across the world. At this event we will challenge you to reflect on how we approach everyday inequalities in UK society, question our assumptions of how much we can accept and inspire you to think about how HCD can be used to start to tackle some of these issues.
To do this we have lined up two fantastic speakers, who are leading the way in the world of HCD:
Sally Spinks @ideo Head of Organisational Design at IDEO. Sally will take you through the key elements of HCD via a practical example of a recent ‘design-a-thon’ where IDEO and other partners used HCD to design practical solutions for the disabled community.
Alice Holmberg FRSA @PRSUrban Designer and Entrepreneur at House of Holmberg. Alice will speak about her work with Local Government on the school day, bringing out the inequality inherent in the current approach and emphasising the additional benefits that HCD brings to education and the community.
This event will provide you with an opportunity to be inspired while also learning more about Human Centred Design by showing you how human centred design can be used to solve problems in your organisation, your networks and your everyday community.
It will also be a chance to meet and mingle with peers and learn more about London+Acumen’s cutting edge HCD for Social Innovation course over a drink or two.
All proceeds go to Acumen who are changing the way the world tackles poverty. Learn more about Acumen at acumen.org
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We look forward to seeing you there!
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London+Acumen is a group of passionate volunteers who work together to promote the values of Acumen within the London community, and to spread the word about how impact investing and patient capital can be used to challenge the way the world tackles poverty.
We run courses, events, projects and initiatives that spread the word about impact investing, build capability within the social enterprises and bring people together who are passionate about supporting Acumen's mission to change the way the world tackles poverty.
We are one of 24 chapters around the world seeking to apply the principles and values of Acumen within our own communities. Please vist our website, like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for more information about us and to see our upcoming events.