Weber Shandwick’s Social Impact Team Introduces Fifth Innovation Trends Report on Inclusive Global Economies 

Weber Shandwick’s Social Impact practice, an award-winning global team that builds engagement strategies for purpose-driven organizations, continues its deep dive into key macro trends that are shaping how purpose-driven organizations affect positive social change, today introducing its new Inclusive Global Economies report.

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This final report in the five-part Innovation Trends Report series illuminates how purpose-driven organizations are redefining the economic rules that have guided us since World War II and offers a perspective on how to accelerate the creation of a more holistic and inclusive capitalist system – including a road map and action plan for communications and engagement.


While we’ve made great progress in fighting extreme poverty in recent decades, current geopolitical unrest, climate change impacts, and other global trends mean that achieving the 2030 Sustainable Development Goal agenda will necessitate unparalleled innovation and creative solutions. In the Inclusive Global Economies report, we explore how many vanguard organizations across sectors are reframing capitalism in a broader context to consider the true costs and impacts capitalism has on people and the planet.


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, governments and individuals to solve complex social problems.


Click here to view the full report.


The full Innovation Trends Report series was undertaken to answer questions about how to catalyze and sustain enduring progress against poverty, inequality, disease and climate change. The answers will be born from unprecedented collaboration among policymakers, business leaders, social sector organizations and everyday citizens within a new economic construct – an inclusive global economy.


A comprehensive view of the report series is below.


To learn more about Weber Shandwick’s Social Impact work, click here or explore our work on our Purpose Decoded publication on Medium.

Innovation Trends Report Series:


Networked Smart Cities: How we source and scale innovations to ensure cities provide a vibrant, equitable, sustainable, livable environment for inhabitants.


Released October 2015 — View the full report.



Always-On Transparency: How forward-thinking organizations continually share the failures, lessons and insider perspectives behind impact results.


Released February 2016 — View the full report.



Purpose-Driven Data: How we realize the potential for better data analysis and insights that inform solutions and advances for society.


Released September 2016 — View the full report.



Conscious Crowdsourcing: How organizations harness the expertise of those in the virtual network who are best equipped to solve a particular challenge.


Released March 2017 — View the full report.



Inclusive Global Economies: How we can overcome the consequences of the global wealth imbalance to ensure access to health, education and opportunity for all.


Released October 2017 View the full report.