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How Can You Use Communications to Build Community?

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At SecondMuse, in our work and in our company, we aspire to create environments where learning, experimentation, and creativity can flourish. One aspect where this has been paramount is in our storytelling and communications. Over the last two years, SecondMuse has placed an added focus on leveraging the digital tools at our fingertips to engage with communities – reaching more than 150 million people through social media – and, even more, to build the communities…

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Progress as a Team Sport: Meet Na’im Zerbes

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“There is beauty in seeing or being part of a group of individuals who significantly outperform their individual average ability.” Na’im Zerbes Na’im works with SecondMuse supporting the global Cities Team. He joined SecondMuse in 2016 to research and map the systemic forces operating behind tertiary education and workforce development. Before joining SecondMuse, Na’im coordinated the regional implementation of a program for the civic empowerment of junior youth, accompanying and training youth mentors to empower…

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Witnessing Extremes, Working Toward Equity: Meet Natalia Arjomand

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“Although only a child, I knew that it was not just that so many of those near me were inflicted with such hardships. This principle is what led me to my studies and has shaped the impact that I hope to make.” Natalia Arjomand Natalia joined SecondMuse as a consultant with experience in sustainability, shared value, strategy and finance. At SecondMuse she has worked closely in systems transformation focusing on the power of social innovation to…

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SecondMuse Celebrates 2 Years as a Certified B Corporation

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Two years ago, SecondMuse became a Certified B Corporation™. Today, we are proud to announce recertification and an improvement in our score to 104.7, indicating an improvement in our environmental, team, community, and governance practices.   What is a B Corporation? B Corps are for-profit companies certified by the nonprofit B Lab that meet rigorous standards of social and environmental performance, accountability, and transparency.   SecondMuse is among a thriving community of more than 2,400 Certified B Corps from…

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Building a Brighter Future from the Farm to the World: Meet Hanna McCreath

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“We were one of the first communities in Queensland to prevent the approval of a proposed coal mine. Throughout the five years, friends and others told us repeatedly we wouldn’t win, but we were able to carry on in spite of this.” Hanna McCreath Hanna McCreath is a SecondMuse Associate, supporting LAUNCH and SecondMuse programmes. Prior to joining SecondMuse, Hanna worked in People and Culture for a youth-led development organisation, transforming the organisation’s processes and…

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The New Face of Innovation Takes Shape in NYC

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Four years ago, New York City Economic Development Corporation launched New York’s Next Top Makers, a competition pitting hardware startups against each other to win capital. The Shark Tank-style program was a typical model that celebrated competitive startups and the allure of a “winner.” Over the past three years, SecondMuse recast Next Top Makers as a collaborative program that enabled startups to work together and share best practices, resources and partners. The collaborative model also…

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Meet the 2017 #LAUNCHCircular Innovators: Transforming Design and Manufacturing with Feathers, Sugars, Algae, Circular Textiles & Smarter Phones

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Entrepreneur Alejandro Santacreu, the brains behind PuzzlePhone, has been welding and “disassembling stuff” with his grandpa since he was a kid. Today, his innovation is one of eight selected in our LAUNCH Design and Manufacturing Challenge, offering solutions to accelerate a circular economy using new design techniques and alternative ways of manufacturing and production. Meet the 2017 #LAUNCHCircular innovators: Living Ink Technologies – Making renewable and biodegradable printing ink from algae Colorifix – Converting agricultural residues into…

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Greg Spielberg and Katey Metzroth of SecondMuse presented recently about the Futureworks Incubator and Futureworks Shops programs offered through FutureworksNYC.

SecondMuse welcomes Greg Spielberg as Director of Strategy, Cities

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NEW YORK CITY, July 26, 2017 — SecondMuse, the global innovation agency with clients like NASA, Nike, World Bank Group and New York City Economic Development Corporation (NYCEDC), announced today that they are hiring Greg Spielberg as Director of Strategy, Cities. Spielberg previously served as founder of NYC-based Imagination in Space, a storytelling agency and a close SecondMuse collaborator. He will continue to help spearhead SecondMuse’s work on FutureworksNYC, part of NYCEDC’s portfolio of advanced…

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The search is on for the Asia-Pacific’s most innovative businesses

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This week, the Australian Minister for Foreign Affairs, the Hon Julie Bishop MP, announced the launch of the Frontier Innovators program at the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade’s innovationXchange in Canberra. An initiative of DFAT iXc, and delivered by SecondMuse, Frontier Innovators is a search for innovative businesses in the Asia-Pacific that are delivering impact through their work. The program will select up to 15 businesses from across the region, elevate their incredible work,…

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Why We Innovate: Aquaculture Innovators Share Their Stories

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From Australia to South Africa, and from Thailand to Tanzania, since late 2016, ten game-changing companies have set out on a journey to reengineer aquaculture with their own sustainable solutions. In a new video series, each of these Aquacelerator Fellows sheds light on their innovations and what drove them to pursue the impact they are working toward. One of those Fellows is Jonathen Arul. Arul is the co-founder of Mawio Farms and partnering with Matthew…

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