Power to the Collective: Here’s How to do Good by Co-Creating
In the current climate, collaboration is even more important than ever before. It’s how we come up with completely unique and inventive solutions to some of the world’s most challenging social issues.
Just imagine a world where businesses and entrepreneurs go beyond the norm, where businesses co-create with their consumers, where competitors collaborate with each other, where organisations from completely different sectors come together to create a mutually valued and beneficial outcome for those most in need.
We believe that doing good is good business.
At The Change Collective Africa, one of our core values is collaboration. We envision making the world a better place by collaborating with Africa’s most talented minds to invent innovative solutions for equality and change. That’s why we connect a network of Purpose Pioneers across Africa to create real societal change where it is needed most. We are passionate about areas of data philanthropy, social entrepreneurship, gender equality, job creation and conscious consumerism.
Here are four initiatives we are truly inspired by:
Brands Adidas and Allbirds partner to produce a zero-carbon mass market sports shoe. They’re committed to combining their talents and resources to create the lowest carbon footprint performance shoe ever, with the ultimate goal of a net-zero product.
TULU offers apartment dwellers shared on-demand access to household items. Available in New York and Tel Aviv, TULU provides household items to those living in close quarters or without flexible budgets. Everyday products (from vacuums to Playstation consoles, screwdrivers, projectors, and more) are available on-demand, on an hourly basis and hosted in a storage room within the building. TULU occupies these spaces within apartment complexes or in neighborhood buildings to make the necessary goods far more accessible.
Airline’s passengers listen to Crown Prince recite poetry. A collection of poems recited by Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed are now available for Emirates airline passengers to tune into while on board their flight. Travellers can listen to audio recordings of poems, penned by the Crown Prince of Dubai, as part of the airline’s initiative to bring Emirati heritage and culture to the world.
Google has launched a new tool that allows anyone with an internet connection to virtually monitor climate change at five of the world’s most precious cultural sites. Called Heritage on the Edge, it uses 3D mapping to capture images of World Heritage Sites that can be used for conservation support and raising awareness with tourists and the general public. Among the five heritage sites that were mapped are Rapa Nui (Easter Island), Kilwa Kisiwani on Tanzania‘s Swahili Coast, the Old and New Towns of Edinburgh, Scotland, Mosque City of Bagerhat in Bangladesh and the ancient city of Chan Chan in Peru.
If you know anything about The Change Collective Africa and Purpose Pioneers, you’ll know that collaboration is the essence of what we do, and ultimately, it was the springboard that inspired our initiative Table for 7, the Cause Conversations. Would you like to start a conversation that matters? Speak to us to become a partner, to share a big idea or to host your very own Cause Conversation at home. Visit the Table for 7, Cause Conversations website here