Achieving lasting societal change by making the philanthropic dollar work harder and more strategically was the focus of the eleventh Harvard Social Leadership Program held this week. Hosted by JBWere’s Head of Philanthropic Services Shamal Dass, the program brought together a panel of international experts and leaders to examine the role of the funder and how best to achieve impact.
Harvard Business School’s Professor Kash Rangan - one of the pioneers of the School’s Social Enterprise Initiative – led a masterclass of men and women from some of Australia’s leading not-for-profits and philanthropic foundations on how to selectively fund a social ecosystem to move the needle on big community problems.
A panel of Professor Rangan, Chief Executive Officer Vincent Fairfax Family Foundation Jenny Wheatley, Chief Executive Officer Grattan Institute John Daley and NAB’s Head of Social Innovation Dr Sasha Courville discussed how philanthropy can be the public’s best friend, how change can come about and how the philanthropic dollar can go further in Australia than in other countries.
You can watch some of the highlights from the Melbourne panel in the video below.