Social impact is the effect an organization’s actions have on the well being of the community. These programs are part of the workspace industry and have an impact on the industry.
The HiVE is a community hub with a mission to support and amplify the social impact sector. To us, social impact means creating a just, inclusive and sustainable economy and society that value people and planet above profit. They pride themselves on fostering a changemaking ecosystem that houses members from diverse industries and global backgrounds, who are all conceiving innovative ideas and projects that work towards the betterment of society. In order to keep the social impact alive in the space, HiVE hosts Social Impact Week (SIW) every other month, with he goal of building a network of knowledge within the Vancouver community by showcasing these ideas through various workshops, presentations, discussions, and activities. This is their chance to directly display the range of skills, social cohesion, and resources that enable their members to thrive. This is also an opportunity for HiVE members to connect with one another and inspire the greater Vancouver community.
The lineup is always diverse including talks that range from how technology can keep drug users safe, deconstructing Artificial Intelligence with a social impact lens, sharing the latest in green building projects and how your sector of work can contribute, to analyzing the intersection of technology and your brain health, to many more!
Social Impact Week is contributing to strengthening Vancouver\'s community of changemakers, and has brought in hundreds of participants to engage in discussions that will change our future for the best!