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Weekly Round-up - Mapping Europe’s moving population, the world’s first tech-ambassador, how system change relates to rock ‘n’ roll & more!

Published Date: 9 October 2017

Each week, the SIX team will be sharing their favourite pieces of reading. The content will be organised thematically, and each piece will tie to work that is currently being undertaken by the organisation. Enjoy!

Systems thinking and social innovation

Julie Munk: Building systems for the future while trapped in today's patterns (via TED)

We keep looking at innovation with the wrong perspective because the job is not to solve problems but to create possibilities. How do we bring about change to help those in need, while still taking into account their needs and emotions? (via TED, June 2015)

Politics & society

Duncan Collins-Adams: Underpaid, overworked and drowning in debt: you wonder why young people are voting again?

With youth turnout during the 2017 UK General Election unusually high, what are some of the reasons that might explain this trend? (via The Conversation, Oct 2017)

Lorna Reed: 'Government was created for another era: why it must change'.

An insight into the rivalries, siloes and incentives that stop public servants from helping each other. (via Apolitical, Oct 2017)

Cross-sector partnerships for social impact

Julie Munk: How can we reach social innovation through cross-sector partnerships?

A new report and a 'Transforming Together Framework' examines what political and regulatory environments can do to actively encourage joined-up local services. (via The RSA, Sept 2017)

Tech for good & corporate social innovation

Julie Munk: Exclusive: Meet the world’s first Tech Ambassador

Denmark has responded to the growing wealth of tech companies by appointing a dedicated ambassador to engage with them – just as it would with other countries. Find out more about the appointment. (via Gov Insider, Sept 2017)

Jordan Junge: How digital devices challenge the nature of ownership?

With new technological developments being introduced to us every day, how do these tech innovations threaten property rights and ownership? (via The Economist, Sept 2017)

Systems change

So Jung Rim:  Systems do change: the story of rock'n'roll

What we can learn about systems change from the breakthrough of rock’n’roll? (via Forum for the Future, Sept 2017)


Duncan Collins-Adams: Mapping Where Europe's Population Is Moving, Aging, and Finding Work

Younger people are fleeing rural areas, migrating northward, and having fewer children. Here’s how that’s changing the region.(via CityLab, Sept 2017)

The future of food

Marc Violo: China signs $300m deal to buy lab-grown meat from Israel in move welcomed by vegans

How the world’s most populated countries is addressing both growing environmental and food challenges. (via The Independent, Sept 2017)