Weber Shandwick’s social impact team introduces third Innovation Trends Report on Purpose-Driven Data

Tuesday 27 September, 2016

Weber Shandwick’s Social Impact practice, a global team working at the intersection of corporate social responsibility, sustainability and social issues, continues its exploration of key macro trends that are shaping the future of social impact work with the introduction of its new Purpose-Driven Data report.

This third report in the five-part Innovation Trends Report series explores how organisations can better leverage purpose-driven analytics to achieve social and environmental goals through strategic data-driven communications and storytelling.

The Purpose-Driven Data report introduces the concept of “Impact Engineers,” professionals who combine the know-how of data science and communications with a keen understanding of social impact, global development and sustainability practices and trends. It also features several in-depth interviews from experts across Weber Shandwick, including Social Impact specialists, who offer insights  on purpose-driven data themes, with a focus on the important role human ingenuity plays to interpret and give meaning to data in the service of social and environmental progress.

The team created the Innovation Trends Report resource to build awareness and fuel dialogue around the fast growing Solution Economy – multi-disciplinary and collaborative efforts by companies, foundations, nonprofits and governments to solve complex social problems.

Click here to view the full report.

Subsequent reports in the series will explore additional trends that are transforming how people, organisations and systems connect to drive positive change. A comprehensive view of the report series is below.

To learn more about Weber Shandwick’s Social Impact work, click here.

Innovation Trends Report Series:

networked-smart-cities Networked Smart Cities: How we source and scale innovations to ensure cities provide a vibrant, equitable, sustainable, livable environment for inhabitants. Download report (released October 2015)
 always-on-trans Always-On Transparency: How forward-thinking organisations continually share the failures, lessons and insider perspectives behind impact results.Download report (released February 2016)
 purpose-data Purpose-Driven Data: How we realise the potential for better data analysis and insights that inform solutions and advances for society. Download report (released September 2016)
 crowdsourcing Conscious Crowdsourcing: How organisations harness the expertise of those in the virtual network who are best equipped to solve a particular challenge.
 global-economies Inclusive Global Economies: How we can overcome the consequences of the global wealth imbalance to ensure access to health, education and opportunity for all.