Making sure innovation policies are adaptive
Both local and international innovation policies need to be adaptive, especially in an environment where our needs and challenges are in constant flux. In order to foster an environment where entrepreneurs and innovators can not only succeed but thrive, we need to constantly revisit how we act as an ESO. We need to assess how we are doing through our own impact measurement, and encourage other ESOs to do the same.
Innovation and entrepreneurship is our most important tool in overcoming societal and environmental challenges. We need to find equally innovative ways of supporting them.
We are working with a range of Canadian and international partners who are working to foster an ecosystem for innovators to thrive. Talk to us to find out how we can work together.
What influences us as an ESO?
Challenge policy makers and ESOs to adapt innovation policy to support and stimulate entrepreneurs and innovators so that they can meet societal and environmental challenges.
Aside from purely ethical reasons, based on equality and empowerment of women, Genderlens Investing is critical in its role in solving the challenges that we are facing.
The slower pace of technological adoption does not protect an economy. We need to resist complacency, and challenge industries that are too comfortable.
Innovation policies need to be diverse by design. Innovation thrives when unique perspectives come together to tackle a problem.
A Focus on Inclusivity
We believe that it is a necessity to be inclusive in our work and program design. Innovation with communities is more effective than innovation for communities.
Future of Work
The pandemic has arguably transformed the way we envisage the future of work. We need understand how to support this future of work.
We acknowledge the land we live and work on is the traditional territory of many nations including the Mississaugas of the Credit, the Anishnabeg, the Chippewa, the Haudenosaunee and the Wendat peoples and is now home to many diverse First Nations, Inuit and Métis peoples. We also acknowledge that Toronto is covered by Treaty 13 with the Mississaugas of the Credit. Because we work with individuals and organizations worldwide, we’d like to extend this acknowledgement to all those who have historically stewarded and nurtured the lands we live, work, and play on today.