"Social innovation conjures up various definitions. But at the end of the day, we have to think about investing in people, and investing in people for social change. It's not just about thinking about charity or traditional philanthropy, but we should see the poor as a market. With 2 billion people out there, we should find creative solutions so that you can make them customers--and then they will buy goods and services from you." -- Amir Dossal
What is social innovation?
Amir Dossal, former Executive Director of the UN Foundation, successfully attracted new investments of over $560 million from various donors, which supported 450 international projects for women and children’s health, climate change and bio-diversity.
Amir also serves as the Founder and Chairman of the Global Partnerships Forum, an international platform working to address economic and social challenges, through the creation of innovative partnerships.
Additionally, he is the Co-Initiator of the Pearl Initiative, a CEO-led program, promoting transparency and accountability in the Gulf Region.