Volans Volans is a think tank and consultancy focused on future-proofing companies by helping them to drive breakthrough, disruptive, market-based solutions to some of the world's greatest challenges.
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Founded in 2008 by John Elkington, Pamela Hartigan, Charmian Love and Geoff Lye, Volans is a future-focused think tank and consultancy. Our ‘Breakthrough’ theory of change is that big business can play a central role in solving systemic problems - refer to our 2013 report on Breakthrough for more information, http://volans.com/project/breakthrough-capitalism/.
One way we achieve this is by facilitating various types of partnerships between social enterprises and our global network of business leaders and corporations. The types of partnerships that Volans facilitates include two-way knowledge and expertise transfer, access to new markets, as well as innovation and investment (refer to our 2014 report on Corporate Venture Capital - http://volans.com/project/investing-in-breakthrough-corporate-venture-capital/).
In addition, Volans is also helping to launch B Lab UK in 2015 by supporting a diverse range of businesses to become B Corps - companies that use the power of business to solve social and environmental problems - see http://volans.com/project/b-corps-uk/.
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SUPPORTING VENTURES IN THESE SECTORS
- Clean and Green Technology
- Communications / Media / ICT
- Disaster Recovery
- Distribution / Supply Chain
- Employment, Livelihood, Income Generation
- Enterprise Development, SME
- Environment, Climate Change
- Financial Serv./Inclusion, Microfinance
- Food and Nutrition
- Housing, Shelter, Homelessness
- Natural Resources / Conservation
- Sanitation, Waste Management
- Training, Technical Assistance Services
- Web, SaaS, Online Tech
- Women, Girls
supporting ventures in these regions
TYPES OF COMPANIES ACCEPTED
- For Profit