By Rob Pisacane
The evidence is clear. Impact investing is good for business. Whilst some of it is undoubtedly greenwashing, the performance of many ESG (Environmental, Social & Governance) funds are impressive. Even the big institutional investors are convinced. Harnessing the power of capitalism to deliver something more than profit — something socially, environmentally useful — is an inspiring prospect.
This got us thinking. What Impact could the Design Thinking community have in helping businesses pivot to more environmentally, socially-conscious versions of themselves? Can Design Thinking have a meaningful impact on the biggest problems facing us right now?
By Avik Kar, Product Strategist
In the history of medicine, vaccines have rarely been developed in under 5 years. The record goes to a mumps vaccine which took 4 years to see the light of day. So Pfizer and BioNTech’s recent rapid success to produce a COVID-19 vaccine is nothing short of a miracle.
With many other pharma behemoths making promising strides of their own, at HYD we’ve asked ourselves what it really means for an entire industry to be able to deliver such innovation at such speed. …
We’ve watched a number of our friends, and our favourite local shops and restaurants struggling over the last few weeks. They’re sitting on stock, they’re not sure when they can reopen or return to normal trading, and they’re not able to get their products into the hands of their loyal customers.
We noticed that a lot of these shops were heavily (or wholly) dependent on their retail experience and often had limited-to-no e-commerce experience. We decided we wanted to help.
Our team of product specialists got to work thinking about how we could leverage our experience building websites and apps…