The Beautiful Bailout
How a Social Innovation Scale-up Will Solve Government's Priciest Problems
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“. . . powerful alternatives to the status quo.”
Ry Moran, National Centre for Truth and Reconciliation
“Provocative, practical and promising.”
Barb Steele, Executive Director of Ashoka Canada
“. . . a new narrative, a refreshing approach . . .”
Loren Remillard, President and CEO, The Winnipeg Chamber of Commerce
Business-savvy non-profits and socially savvy investors have Canada on the cusp of a social innovation breakthrough. Our plan is to leave the child welfare crisis, ballooning health care costs and epidemic levels of incarceration behind for good. To make it over the tipping point, all that is required is for governments to say “yes” to a shockingly simple question.
About the Author:
Shaun Loney is an Ashoka Fellow and Ernst and Young Entrepreneur of the Year. He has co-founded and mentored twelve successful social enterprises, including BUILD Inc. (2011 Scotia Bank EcoLiving Green Business of the Year) and Aki Energy (2016 National Canada Startup Canada award winner). Prior to his work with social enterprises, Shaun spent over a decade in senior levels of government. Shaun is a widely sought-after speaker and is the team-lead at Encompass Co-op, which works with First Nations, non-profits and governments to promote social innovation.