“Corporate social investment could be increasing its impact through innovation and we want to help,” says Patrick Krappie, General Manger of Strategic Partnerships at the Technology Innovation Agency (TIA). Mr Krappie was speaking at Trialogue’s CSI Matters Forums held in Johannesburg, Durban and Cape Town in September 2013.
A summary of the key issues and talking points was published in the Mail & Guardian on Friday, 4 October 2013. Click on the link below to download and read the article.
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CSI practitioners remain wary of implementing innovation for the sake of innovation, and rightfully so. But as one practitioner said at the close of the Durban CSI Matters Forum: “No one knows what the possibilities for change are or where the answers will come from, so don’t rule out innovation.”
In November 2012 the OECD and the Department of Science and Technology held the Conference for Inclusive Innovation in Cape Town, which considered how innovation can be harnessed by and for the poor. The post-conference report can be downloaded here.