Social Capital in Theory and Practice. ENVIRONMENT. SOCIETY. ECONOMY. What will I tell?. Background – Me Why Social Capital What is Social Capital How to develop Social Capital Future trends in social innovation and social entrepreneurship. Who am I?. Born in the north Sports
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“Your corn is ripe today; mine will be so tomorrow. This is profitable for us both, that I should labour with you today, and that you should aid me tomorrow”
(David Hume, A Treatsie of Human Nature, 1740)
Social capital is the glue that holds societies together and without which there can be no economic growth or human wellbeing.
Christiaan Grootaert Social Capital, The missing link, 1998, World Bank
“It is hard not to conclude that social capital produces about 90 percent of income in wealthy societies like those of the United States or Northwestern Europe.”
(Herbert Simon Nobel Prize Winner for Economics ‘UBI and Tax Rates’ 2000.)
Networks together with shared norms, values and understanding that facilitate co-operation within or among groups of people
(Office for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD)
Trust between individuals becomes trust between strangers and trust of a broad fabric of social institutions; ultimately, it becomes a shared set of values, virtues, and expectations within society as a whole. Without this interaction trust decays; this decay begins to manifest itself in serious social problems…
(‘The Necessity of Politics’ Beem 1999: 20)
In the beginning there was an idea about people as the main resource…
Now it develops into an interactive knowledge and learning platform – It took some time…
2) Create a modell to be used in the rest of west Sweden for work with related issues and in similar organisation form (From analysis to implementation)
Center of Innovation – Business network
Civic Sector as resource – 12 workshops
Social Sustainability in School
Development of Tourism network
Public Health Project
Ethnic minorities as resource
Resources are build
Civic sector Business
”Microproject ” ”Microproject” ”Microproject”
- Participants and knowledge is transfered to next seminar-
Se. Business Cl.
Se. Social Entre.
Se. Outside power stru.
Business Value - Income
Different roles, different language, goals and expectations –Building social capital in a local environments is about canalizing expectations into mutual benefits
‘What a community chooses to measure has a tremendous impact on the quality of life of its members”
(North West Policy Center, Seattle, USA)
Profit + Social / or, and social aims
“The real challenge is not to construct buildings, nor putting a man on the moon, but to deal with human nature “
- Björn Grinde, Chief scientist Public Health Norway