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Futurizing the Social Sector

Sylvia Kim July 12, 2022

Now, more than ever, the world needs innovative solutions that address the myriad of global challenges and tackle critical problems that are not going away. However, complex global problems require a multi-faceted approach, including engagement with local experts and social sector leaders, and an acknowledgement of the limitations of technology and innovation. In this era of endless invention and accelerated technologies, we must recall the original premise of innovation: solving for real-life problems. To truly drive social change, we need purposeful innovation. Building on La Piana Consulting’s Real Time Strategic Planning methodology, this workshop will introduce a new strategic framework that integrates cross-sector alliances and the 3 foundational considerations of Equity, Technology & Climate (“ETC”) into an approach that can ‘futurize’ the social sector and accelerate social change.



Meta Themes

  • Reimagine Systems

  • Accelerate Climate Action

  • Deliver Equity and Inclusion


Social Sector; purposeful innovation; cross-sector alliances; organizational strategy

Purpose and Desired Outcome

Despite the proliferation of impact funds and ESG-related activities, it is clear that technologists alone cannot solve social problems that have plagued us for generations. This workshop will introduce a new approach to social innovation that can futurize the social sector and accelerate social change. By engaging social sector leaders in purposeful innovation, we can build powerful cross-sector alliances that can help solve complex global problems.


  • Allocators (Family Offices, HNW Individuals, Foundations)

  • Asset Managers

  • Academia

  • Accelerators & Incubators

  • Government

  • Entrepreneurs

  • Artists & Culture-makers


  • NameDavid La Piana
  • TitleManaging Partner
  • OrganizationLa Piana Consulting
  • StatusConfirmed
  • NameSylvia Kim
  • Title Senior Consultant
  • OrganizationLa Piana Consulting
  • StatusConfirmed
  • NameHumberto Camarena
  • TitleSenior Consultant
  • OrganizationLa Piana Consulting
  • StatusConfirmed
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