Senior Manager BMW Foundation Herbert Quandt
The social impact sector urgently needs more capital to effectively help advance the achievement of the SDGs. But this alone will not be enough. To create greater social impact, it is necessary to redefine how we work together, learn and lead within the sector and across sector boundaries. Leaders in the social sector need a better understanding of the existing problems, of others who work in the field and of how their efforts can contribute to system-level problem-solving.
Mobilizing professionals for the social sector is challenging and requires specialized capacity building of students who want to enter the workforce for social impact, corporate cross-overs who require social sector orientation, and social impact workers who are looking for career advancement. From creating awareness of what such jobs entail to where and how to search for them, social funders and investors can benefit immensely by helping to create this bridge.
This session will envision the leadership skills that are needed to tackle today`s toughest problems and discuss the key issues that can help meet the immense demand for highly qualified professionals in the social sector.
- The mindset, skills and behaviour that define leadership in the social sector
- Effective solutions that can help build the pipeline of professionals for the social impact sector
- Opportunities to strengthen professionals in the social sector and information on how social funders and investors can benefit from these efforts