The fast-growing impact ecosystem is characterized by many small, innovative
organizations that operate in a highly dynamic and agile fashion. These organizations often have limited
information about others in the system, their activities, potential synergies and how collaboration could
result in outcomes far greater than the sum of the parts. Interviews in the southern, most marginalized,
parts of Dallas have also revealed that residents and entrepreneurs that many of these organizations aim
to reach do not know about the programs and services available. In short, the impact ecosystem is
disjointed, in Dallas as well as in many other locations. The primary pillar of the Institute’s work is to
improve all forms of access that can help enhance the ultimate impact of the ecosystem as a whole. We
do this through a combination of research and action, in particular convening and developing technology
based tools in collaboration with our partners.
Consortium: Through the Inclusive Economy Consortium and the Institute’s network of 60+ fellows, the
Institute convenes and connects stakeholders and partners from academia, business, nonprofits and
government to share experiences and to foster collaborative, interdisciplinary innovations.
Blockchain Hub: The Institute’s Blockchain and Transformational Technology Hub for an Inclusive
Economy (“Blockchain Hub”) develops transformational technology based tools with the potential to
enable systemic change. The Blockchain Hub was launched and has been operating in partnership with
the international Blockchain Frontier Group and Fintech4Good. Tools are designed to be scalable and
replicable, so they can generate transformational impact in Dallas and have the potential for use in other
locations around the US and the world.
Research: The Institute’s team carries out policy relevant research to understand how global forces are
affecting economic opportunities and livelihoods, with a specific focus on documenting and analyzing best
practices and tested models for inclusive and sustainable economic development. See
Inclusive Economy for more.