NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--NationSwell’s Collaboratives, a new model for scaled impact that unites the largest corporations, philanthropies and advocacy groups to accelerate and scale their impact, was honored twice on Tuesday in Fast Company’s 2023 World Changing Ideas Awards — as a finalist in the Workplace category and as an honoree in the Small Business category.
“Our Collaboratives drive mobilization, funding and problem-solving across sectors — with a collection of initiatives anchored in intersectionality, replicability and scale,” NationSwell President Uyen Tieu said. “We are honored to receive this award alongside our community.”
Through NationSwell Collaboratives, the organization brings together committed partners with extraordinary resources and capabilities, connecting them across sectors to tackle some of the world’s most urgent problems. The Future of Work Collaboratives honored by Fast Company seek to create a more equitable, sustainable and human future for the ever-evolving workplace, its workers and its leaders.
“Social impact at scale rarely happens overnight,” NationSwell Chief Strategy Officer Amy Lee, who has stewarded the evolution of Collaboratives, said. “Years of everyday decisions made by organizational leaders operating incrementally and independently reach a certain threshold — and can get stuck, often due to lack of capacity and broader insight. Our Collaboratives take the baton at that point of impasse, help identify shared opportunities and create the space for collective action to break through.”
NationSwell will celebrate the World Changing Ideas Awards honor at this year’s NationSwell Summit, an annual convening of sustainability, ESG, and philanthropy leaders whose work is advancing economic, social and environmental progress. The NationSwell Summit will be held on Thursday in New York City; the theme this year is “Better and Bolder.”
About NationSwell Collaboratives: Built off the bedrock of the NationSwell community, Collaboratives is an impact initiative aligning committed actors to drive collective action on some of the world’s most pressing challenges. NationSwell Collaboratives support participants through coalition building, opportunity research, design and working groups, content creation and message development, backbone coordination and expert facilitation. NationSwell Future of Work Collaboratives has been honored as a Fast Company World Changing Idea.
About NationSwell: Founded in 2013, NationSwell is an invitation-only, executive membership community and advisory that works with sustainability, ESG, and philanthropy leaders from the most influential, purpose-driven organizations to help them accelerate their social impact. NationSwell supports its prestigious membership community with strategic connections, research, and curated programming so that its members can meet the moment and develop more effective solutions for the world’s most pressing issues. Additionally, our award-winning impact studio offers strategy and storytelling to bring transformative initiatives to life. NationSwell’s community of impact practitioners includes: Starbucks, Mastercard, Salesforce, Nike, Microsoft, IBM, Fidelity, JP Morgan Chase, Bank of America, Bain Capital, Morgan Stanley, Schmidt Futures, Pivotal Ventures and more.
About the World Changing Ideas Awards: World Changing Ideas is one of Fast Company’s major annual awards programs and is focused on social good, seeking to elevate finished products and brave concepts that make the world better. A panel of judges from across sectors choose winners, finalists, and honorable mentions based on feasibility and the potential for impact. With the goals of awarding ingenuity and fostering innovation, Fast Company draws attention to ideas with great potential and helps them expand their reach to inspire more people to start working on solving the problems that affect us all.