Transforming the Social Ecosystem

Lien Centre for Social Innovation, chairman Willie Cheng


The author of Doing Good Well: What Does (and Does Not) Make Sense in the Non-Profit World, Willie Cheng has written extensively on non-profit issues. More…

About This Talk

The social ecosystem is a range of players that have come together to change the world for the better. But as much as the system is about change, it is also beset by forces of change. Philanthropists entering this social space bring with them new market and business practices, some of which might appear to be at odds with the values of the social world. At the same time, new heroes—social entrepreneurs—are emerging from within the sector to create social change on an unprecedented scale in new pattern-changing ways.