First Earth Rise from Apollo 8 mission — Photo thanks to New York Public Library on Unsplash

Introducing our mission-led research & development program

First, what are mission-led approaches?

Mission-led approaches involve ambitious, goal-driven, and multi-stakeholder efforts to create solutions to pressing societal challenges and opportunities (Mazzucato, 2021). The most often quoted ‘mission approach’ is the moonshot. In the late 1950s, various countries engaged in a global challenge to take humans into space. …


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This post is a lightly edited version of speaker notes from a panel presentation at the Co-ops and Mutuals: Hiding in Plain Sight event organised by the Australian Fabians on 19 August 2021. The panel included: Emeritus Professor Greg Patmore; Antony McMullenCo-operative Bonds; Ian McBurneyBHive; and…


Designing for systems-based financing — what principles, attributes and considerations will be required? The Yunus Centre, Griffith University (2021)

A conceptual framework

This piece was written in October 2021 and reflects our thinking at this time.

A recap of our Missions program

In 2021 we integrated a Mission-led approach into our work, choosing three focus areas for our research and development (R&D) program — circular economy, impact finance and civic innovation. Mission-led, or ‘mission-orientated’, approaches are often deployed…


A conceptual framework

A recap of our missions program

In 2021 we integrated a mission-led approach into our work, choosing three focus areas for our initial cycle of research and development — circular economy, impact finance, and civic innovation. …


Linking the Circular + Impact Economy — Yunus Centre Framing

A conceptual framework

A recap of our missions program

In 2021 we integrated a mission-led approach into our work, choosing three focus areas for our initial cycle of research and development — circular economy, impact finance, and civic innovation. …


The Yunus Centre, Griffith Model for 2021

Why we’re doing it and what that means in 2021

At The Yunus Centre, Griffith University our purpose is to accelerate the transition to a regenerative and distributive economy by growing knowledge and capability.

We believe that experimentation and innovation are central to achieving this goal and needed in all sectors, contexts and places. …


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6 tips for starting an impact report for free

When it comes to impact measurement, it can be hard to know where to start. Most people now understand the need for measurement and seek to understand the ‘impact’ of impact enterprises. …


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Universities as Anchors-in-Place

Though it may not feel like it, we believe right now there is a once-in-a-generation opportunity for universities to champion and shape trajectories towards more just and sustainable futures.

The mixture of research, learning, and engagement activities — combined with asset and investment profiles, underpinned by a civic-benefit imperative —…


Seeking a sustainable future should not be an aspiration. It is an obligation to those who came before us, and a responsibility we hold for generations to come. However amidst the world’s profound progress our trajectory is unsustainable and damage has been done. There is much to address and redress…


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How we’re co-creating ideas for experiments: final workshop

Today we head into our fourth and final co-creation workshop as part of our experimental Roadmap to Recovery + Regeneration project, in collaboration with MBA program colleagues.

The last two domains we’ll dive into with the group are: Working from Disadvantage Out and Seeding Civic Creativity + Action.

The aim…

Y Impact

Insights, case studies, and reflections on the Impact…

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