Crowdsourcing Innovation and Prize Challenges for Sustainability

Some fundamental obstacles prevent most big companies adopting methods or business models that are more sustainable. C Corp company directors have their hands tied by a legal requirement to maximise shareholder value. Stock markets appear to believe shareholder value is entwined with relentless growth targets, and everyone chasing growth in a world of finite resources is not sustainable.

Source: Business Development Bank of Canada

Housing: Fannie Mae’s “Sustainable Communities Innovation Challenge”

Construction: The Next Coalition’s “Construction Safety Challenge”

Government: Innovate UK, “Future Cities Mission”

Transport: Ford Motors, Mobilizing New York

Winners of Ford’s “Mobilize New York” Prize Challenge

Finance: UBS, “The Future of Finance Prize Challenge”

Energy: GE’s “Ecomagination Prize Challenge”

A global stage for innovators to present collaborative solutions for the 21st century | Seeking guest contributors with something to say about the crowd economy

A global stage for innovators to present collaborative solutions for the 21st century | Seeking guest contributors with something to say about the crowd economy