Category Archives: United Nations

Why Sustainability is Your Next Big Innovation Opportunity

What’s the business case for sustainable innovation? That’s the question I’ve been asked most in my years working on sustainability and the main reason clients cite for not innovating around social and environmental responsibility. Well now we have the answer; the business case is $12 trillion.

Waterloo’s Dynamic Innovation Ecosystem: A model for Syrian Refugees

How can a moment when the global community highlights the plight of tens of millions of refugees put anyone in a celebratory mood? What is innovative about a world that seems to be getting ever more efficient at producing refugees? Let me explain.

Public Sector Innovation: moving innovation from the margins to mainstream

UNDP remains one of the few UN agencies that supports governments in setting up Public Sector Innovation Labs to experiment with new approaches to policy-making and that advises government partners on designing Open Innovation Prize Challenges.

United Nations will Recognize World Creativity and Innovation Day, April 21

On April 20, 2017, 10:00 am (ET), I. Rhonda King, Permanent Representative/Ambassador to the United Nations will read a UN resolution on the floor of the General Assembly to include World Creativity and Innovation Day, April 21, among the UN Days of Observance which includes Earth Day, Water Day, World Humanitarian Day.