Igniting Innovation for Impact: Understanding and activating impact innovation
Impact innovation is the application of innovation principles across all aspects of what we do. Rather than thinking one dimensionally about disruption, it causes us to think about the social, environmental, and economic implications of what we do and how to navigate these areas. Igniting Innovation for Impact programme draws together the different strands of impact innovation and brings a leadership lens which supports participants to understand how they can create long-lasting and genuine impact through their roles and organisations.
Our programme, together with Cheung Kong Graduate School of Business is part of a broader programme, Impact Leadership in the Era of Global Disruptions, which aims to develop a new generation of business leaders with impact who can contribute to the global future.
The Møller Institute, Churchill College at the University of Cambridge is part of a centuries-old seat of learning that has originated much of the disruptive knowledge which has shaped our world, while CKGSB is at the heart of the next wave of disruption, home to over 35 “Unicorns” which impact on the global economy. This programme is a unique opportunity to blend perspectives, knowledge and insights from East and West, building a platform for participants to build resilient, future-oriented and innovative businesses.
- A long-term and global view on how organisations and their leaders can best organise themselves for impact innovation
- A comparative perspective on innovation from both the East and the West, integrating knowledge from multiple disciplines
- Opportunities to hear from leading speakers and organisations on how they have managed to balance business and social impact
- A platform for individuals to examine their own leadership and build new practices and behaviours for the future for others to follow
Overview of benefits
- Discover the concept of impact innovation and be able to position yourselves and your organisations within it
- Understand the role in leader in aligning social, economic and environmental good from both East and West perspectives
- Explore the multiple faces of innovation and how it creates a route to thrive within a disrupted world
- Identify the relationship between social and commercial good and develop business models you can adopt to align these
- Acquire unparalleled global networks with like-minded leaders to create personal & professional connections for future success
- Activate impact innovation project with impact leaders’ advice for implementation within and beyond programme
To your organisation:
- Review different approaches to innovation and the outcomes they create, integrating strategies for positive disruption into your organisations
- Apply global perspectives & mindsets to formulate disruptive innovations and create sustainable solutions for your stakeholders
- Establish strategies, processes and behaviours within your organisations which lead to purposeful impact innovation
- Deliver responsible and commercially sustainable growth via impact innovation
- Empower next generation of disruptive innovators and impact leaders to secure future company success
Participants who successfully complete this course will receive a Certificate endorsed by the University of Cambridge’s Board of Executive and Professional Education (BEPE) and Cheung Kong Graduate School of Business (CKGSB), and become a member of our Global Impact Leadership Community.