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Design Thinking for Social Innovation

01 Design Thinking for Social Innovation

At DLC Social Impact, through design thinking we aim to put the people we serve at the center of design, innovation and the implementation process. We have seen the power of design-thinking in solving day-to-day problems that touch human lives. We want to help our Partners identify what matters to people inside and outside their organisations to increase the reach of their mission.

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Center for Social Innovation and Incubation

02 Center for Social Innovation and Incubation

We recognize the need to support social change makers to build scalable and sustainable businesses. Our Social Innovation and Incubation Community, identifies businesses working on innovative solutions to solve global problems and equips them with the right resources to accelerate their growth and touch the maximum number of human lives positively.

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Mentorship for social changemakers

03 Mentorship for social changemakers

Finding the right mentor can be a large determinant of success for social entrepreneurs. The commitee will facilitate connections between promising entrepreneurs and mentors based on the entrepreneur’s goals and mission. Our mentorship programs ensure that entrepreneurs receive insightful advice, accountability, support and encouragement to scale and build a successful business while solving for some of the world’s most pressing problems.

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Support Women Entrepreneurs

04 Support Women Entrepreneurs

Beyond basic access to financial and human capital, supporting women entrepreneurs involves a holistic approach. The Community is responding to data which shows that if women and men around the world participate equally as entrepreneurs, the global GDP could ultimately rise by approximately 3% to 6%. It could boost the global economy by $2.5-$5 trillion. The Community is committed to tapping and nurturing the latent power of women entrepreneurs.

The Problem

Like most corporations, social entrepreneurs face challenges in scaling up their businesses. These challenges can be related to funding, people, technology, business strategy and processes.

Who can help

Anyone who has experience and expertise scaling a business and willing to share their knowledge for a good cause and bring about positive change

What can you do

You can lend your expertise to these organizations to help them overcome a specific issue through mentorship, knowledge sharing and experiences.

#DLCSocialEntrepreneurs

Supporting women entrepreneurs can unlock a $2 - $5 Trillion opportunity. Only 2.3% of the VC funding went to women led businesses in 2020. DLC Social Impact is fighting to change this, get involved now #DLCsocialentrepreneurs #DLCSocialImpact

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Entrepreneurship & Economic Management

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#WEDO2021 Women's Entrepreneurship Day Summit

Women’s Entrepreneurship Day Organization (WEDO) and international campaign #ChooseWOMEN is a non-governmental volunteer organization with a mission to economically empower women and alleviate poverty worldwide.

Date & Time: November 19-20, 2021
Venue: Online

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The Global Leadership Summit

The Global Leadership Summit is your infusion of fresh ideas, actionable concepts, leadership principles and heartfelt inspiration.

Date & Time: August 4-5, 2022
Venue: Austin

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The Innovation Game: Adopting RegTech in a Digital Age

The Canadian Regulatory Technology Association is hosting its annual event: The Innovation Game: Adopting RegTech in a Digital Age on November 16, 2021.

Date & Time: November 17th, 2021
Venue: Online

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International Conference on Social Entrepreneurship and Innovation

Date & Time: May 23-24, 2022
Venue: Montreal, Canada

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Impact partners

Join the DLC Global Impact Communities

For a just and sustainable future for all.

Share your expertise, knowledge or offer a pair of helping hands. If all you want is to help, you don’t need a DLC Membership. Simply sign up for as many Communities that resonate and drive the Change for Social Impact

Or several! We’d love to have you at DLC Social Impact

Partner and collaborate with us. You could be an NGO, NPO, Charity Foundation, publicly-listed or privately-owned enterprise. Draw synergies with us to equip our Communities to fight our Causes

Or several! We’d love to have you at DLC Social Impact

Choose your Communities and become part of their Core teams. Lead the action from the front to achieve set targets with our Volunteers and Partner Organisations

Or several! We’d love to have you at DLC Social Impact

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QUESTIONS

To accelerate impact towards the United Nations’ SDGs (Sustainable Development Goals) – the world’s to-do list.

DLC believes that the UN SDGs provide the most holistic and universal framework to measure impact.
By laying the focus on SDGs we quantify and report social impact with a global measure of success

Irrespective of whether you are a DLC Member or not, anyone keen to volunteer time / effort / resources for DLC Social Impact causes is welcome to sign up.

With the aim to bring about positive social change, DLC maps and facilitates partnerships between its global community of Entrepreneurs, Professionals & Young Leaders with carefully vetted NGOs and NPOs. DLC is present in 15 Chapters in 7 Countries. Every Chapter has mutually independent DLC Social Impact Cause Committees to tackle any/all the 54 causes identified under 20 core areas