Investing in Systems Innovation

The System Innovation Initiative at the ROCKWOOL Foundation Interventions Unit connects knowledge and practice on system innovation to leaders, innovators, investors and entrepreneurs who want to have more systemic impact and meet big, shared, societal challenges in new ways. This draft report is the product of a collective endeavour of many people across the emerging frontier of systems investing, convened over several discussions in 2021 and 2022.  A full list of participants is included in Appendix 1, along with a description of the dialogues. Where examples draw directly from these conversations we have marked names in bold. The following is a synthesis of those discussions, including many unresolved questions and challenges; it is not a statement of a position taken by the ROCKWOOL Foundation Interventions Unit.