The Future of Social Entrepreneurship

The Future of Social Entrepreneurship is a pioneering project undertaken in partnership between the Foundation and the Institute For The Future.  This research project is designed to explore the current state of the field of social entrepreneurship and social enterprise as well as emerging trends and possible futures. This project will examine the rapidly evolving landscape of connective, aware technologies along with other global trends that might affect the future of social entrepreneurship and social enterprise.

The project involves extensive comprehensive and systematic interviews with over 100 practitioners, researchers and policy creators who are evolving this future to dissect their models and projects for innovation, impact and sustainability. Through our journey into the past, present and future states of the social entrepreneurship landscape, we will explore the core drivers of change in social enterprise and how these might be harnessed by social innovators in creating sustainable strategies for tackling wicked social issues facing our world and transforming societies.

The Future of Social Entrepreneurship project is intended to enact global thought leadership and engage global discourse on the future of social entrepreneurship.