Searching for the Next Big Idea: Part II
Marking day two of the Social Capital Markets (SOCAP) 2014 and it continued in the spirit of great ideas and fascinating conversations on the future of innovative finance.
At the opening plenary, Rockefeller Foundation President Dr. Rodin announced that our team is monitoring Twitter and aggregating your #BigIdeas to learn more about how you see innovation taking root in financial solutions for global development. Yesterday, we saw some great ideas around transit solutions, innovations in financial leadership, energy, community empowerment, the growth of the sharing economy, and many others.
One key theme that emerged was around education and employment, particularly for our youth:
1. Entice businesses to hire trained youth
— Sashi Selvendran (@SashiSel) September 4, 2014
2. Teach more modern, practical skills to children at younger ages
— Global Education (@ATEE_GlobalEd) September 4, 2014
We’ve been exploring this one, too. Check out our work in youth employment.