There are already many great social innovations. Before we embark on building new
proposals, it is prudent to look around and learn from good practices that already
exist. As a group, you are to pick an existing social innovation, and analyze the
• Innovativeness of the initiative: What social problems does it tackle? Is the
idea new and inspiring? Is it useful from the perspective of the targets?
• The overall impact of the initiative: To what extent does the initiative help
address one or more SDGs? How effective is it?
• The business benefits of the initiative: Is the initiative profitable, scalable,
replicable, and sustainable?
• Key challenges and success factors: Has the organization overcome challenges
to be where it is? What is its competitive advantage in the space? Are there
obstacles ahead?

Social Innovation: Achieving Sustainable Development Goals through Business,Mini-Project on Good Practices