Social Innovation in Peru with Irene Arellano | Ep 1

Season #2

Today's conversation is with Irene Arellano, the head of innovation and business development at CARE Peru. 

Irene is working to build transformational partnerships between the cause and companies in Peru that are grounded in shared purpose. This is about bringing together funding, social impact and sustainability, and redefining roles so we can free ourselves to build new sorts of partnerships between causes and companies that aren't bound by traditional, narrow roles of who can deliver impact and how. 

In this episode we unpack the ups and downs of building a social innovation programme from scratch. It feels like Irene has offered us a step by step guide for starting and sustaining a social innovation programme. But she's also given us clear guidance more generally for creating holistic, equitable partnerships between causes and companies. 

As Irene describes, this starts with redefining our idea of value, the value that our causes can offer to companies, and to reimagine the roles of our nonprofits and companies in delivering social impact. 

I've always been blown away by Irene's generosity, her willingness to honestly reflect on her experiences and to share what has worked and what hasn't, and I know you'll enjoy hearing from Irene today.


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