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Wednesday, April 11, 2018

Back to the beginning: the importance of creating stories in cross-sectoral partnerships

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Session Description

Ex nihilo- “out of nothing” is a timeless Latin phrase that has underpinned our quest to answer the question: how was the universe created. But whilst such existential discussions are rooted in a long tradition of philosophical, theological and anthropological debate, they may have some surprising benefits to the seemingly far removed world of business and social innovation. Unravelling a business’s roots and understanding its creation story may help us see how different companies and organisations share a similar common origin: they are created to solve a human social problem. In the context of social innovation, having a common denominator can foster a joint vision for companies and non-profit organisations working together to solve social problems. Let’s share our stories together!


11:00 am - 01:00 pm Wednesday, April 11


Old Fire Station - Loft
40 George St, Oxford OX1 2AQ, UK