Creating the Systems Change Observatory
We’re using our unique position at the crossroads of theory and practice to deeply understand systems change, and the best practices, actors and tools that our community can use to address today’s complex social and environmental challenges.
Led by Principal Investigator, Marc Ventresca, we have made great strides towards laying solid foundations and making important connections for the projects, including:
- Reviewing practitioner-focused literature on systems change
- Identifying a research agenda that addresses practitioners’ concerns and is academically rigorous
- Identifying the specific data sources from the Skoll Foundation’s Skoll Awards for Social Entrepreneurship
- Working out which key variables we need to make the data usefully interrogatable
The Observatory will be a hub for local and international experts, practitioners and research centres too, creating a thriving community of people interested in making social impact through a programme of engaging research insights, events and workshops.