Grand Challenges


  • November 2, 2015

Noble Purpose and Grand Challenges

Lisa McLeod is the thought leader on Noble Purpose. She has hands-on experience working with companies that include Google, Apple, Kimberly-Clark, Pfizer, Roche, Hootsuite and many others. Her most recent …

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  • November 2, 2015

Grand Challenges’ 7 Returns

Grand Challenges are powerful tools that organizations, thought leaders, and socially active citizens wield to make noble contributions to society and life. Many partners become key players in a collaborative …

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  • October 5, 2015

Grand Challenge book – introduction

“The world’s biggest problems are the world’s biggest business opportunities.” – Peter Diamandis In 2013, I worked with Barbara Byrd Keenan while she was CEO of the Institute of Food …

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  • September 2, 2015

Living Cities

Founded in 1991, Living Cities harnesses the collective power of 22 of the world’s largest foundations and financial institutions to build a new type of urban practice that gets dramatically …

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  • September 2, 2015

Child Obesity 180

Child Obesity 180 is experts and leaders from diverse disciplines coming together, generating urgency, and finding solutions to the childhood obesity epidemic. They were one of the efforts demonstrating powerful …

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  • September 2, 2015

John Kania

The concept of collective impact was first articulated in the 2011 Stanford Social Innovation Review article, Collective Impact, written by John Kania. Kania’s publications are a treasure trove of articles …

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  • August 30, 2015

Collective Impact

Collective Impact is an emerging methodology for bringing together a group of actors from different sectors to a common agenda for solving a specific problem, using a structured form of …

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  • August 30, 2015

UCLA’s Depression Grand Challenge

LET THEIR BE AN END TO DARKNESS

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  • August 30, 2015

7 Returns on Grand Challenges for Association Leaders

Taking on a Grand Challenge brings seven key returns: The mission return – A Grand Challenge is the most powerful way to bring your mission to life. The business return …

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  • August 30, 2015

Thriving Earth Exchange®

Thriving Earth Exchange

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