Thinker in Residence
The first Thinker for the Social Capital Residencies is Allyson Hewitt, Senior Fellow for social innovation at the highly successful MaRS Discovery District in Toronto, Canada.
Allyson has developed and helps lead the social innovation programs at MaRS, including the national initiative; Social Innovation Generation (SiG), the social finance programs of the Centre for Impact Investing, the MaRS Solutions Lab (a lab designed to tackle complex challenges), and Studio Y, an initiative designed to support youth in thriving in the new economy. Allyson has also been instrumental in growing the social innovation ecosystem; conducting public education; and influencing public policy and is currently leading an initiative to develop a pro bono marketplace for Canada.
Allyson's Third and Final Visit | June 2019
Allyson returns to Adelaide for her final visit in 2019. Throughout this visit Allyson took part in a number of events, meetings and presentations. Allyson’s presentations to the events ‘Dunstan Dialogue: The MaRS Model’ and ‘In Conversation With Thinkers in Residence: Allyson Hewitt and Ilse Treurnicht’ can be found below.
In Conversation with Thinkers in Residence Allyson Hewitt and Ilse Treurnicht | PowerPointDownload
Dunstan Dialogue: The MaRS Model | Allyson's PowerPointDownload
Allyson's First Visit | May 2017
Doing good, better: creating opportunities for South Australia
During her first visit to Adelaide, Allyson engaged with a wide range of people in 70 events.
The Infographic summarises Allyson’s contacts and activities and she summed up the work she had done with local partners in her Preliminary Report.
Other resources relating to Allyson’s residency are listed below.
Infographic | An Overview of Allyson's VisitDownload
Social Capital Video Series
Allyson Hewitt Oration | 17 May 2017
Social Capital Showcase | May 2017
The Don Dunstan Foundation and IPAA presented a Social Capital Showcase on 2 May 2017, with Allyson Hewitt and a range of local speakers giving presentations on the social economy.
Allyson Hewitt | Initial Discussion with Key PartnersDownload
Gail Fairlamb | ShareDownload
Ante Juricin | Disruptive Technology in PhilanthropyDownload
Lee May | Benefit Corporations & The Social EconomyDownload
Matthew Salier | Impact InnovationDownload
Matthew Winefield South Australia: An economy in transitionDownload
Social Enterprise / Social Impact | Resources
See below for a range of resources about the ideas of social enterprise and social impact.
Scaling Up, Scaling Out and Scaling DeepDownload
Corporate Responsibility ReportDownload
Scaling Innovation for ImpactDownload
Social Enterprise in Canada: Structural OptionsDownload
Periodic Table of Systems ChangeDownload