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Taking Charge of Scaling Well

Author: Shared Assets
Published Date: 7 October 2014

What does it mean to scale well?


UK-based Shared Assets aimed to answer this question through their research project starting in October 2013.


Using desk research and qualitative interviews with practitioners, they investigated the development of five community-led social innovations in the UK: recycling, HIV services, development trusts, food enterprises and renewable energy projects.


Through this analysis, they identified a framework of five tensions that social innovators must navigate when considering whether or how to scale their innovations.


The full article published in the Stanford Social Innovation Review can be found here.

Shared Assets also teamed up with SIX to put together a series of Case Studies on:
Community Recycling
Community Renewable Energy
Community HIV Health Services
Community Food Enterprises
Development Trusts