Making a World of Difference in Tackling Wicked Problems & Creating Deliberate Leadership

10:30 am–1:00 pm
UChicago Center in Delhi


This research case study was developed in partnership with Vodafone Foundation and UChicago alum Ms. Gayle Peterson, Co-Founder of pfc  Social Impact Advisors and Associate Fellow at the University of Oxford Saïd Business School. It examined the history and achievements of the World of Difference programme, through the lens of Deliberate Leadership in order to stimulate discussion and learning among future global leaders dealing with wicked problems. The findings from the research were included in the curriculum at Saïd Business School and printed in the forthcoming Stanford University Press (SUP) book titled “Good, Evil, Wicked: The Art, Science and Business of Giving.”

Along with the report launch, an interactive panel discussion on the topic “Corporate volunteerism Creating a culture of collaboration, deliberate leadership and shared value to tackle wicked problems” was hosted. This discussion, moderated by Ms. Gayle Peterson, drew upon the experience and perspectives of leading academics, nonprofit advocates and corporate leaders to showcase how partnerships and close collaborations through structured corporate volunteering programmes result in unique leadership and skills development amongst employees from corporates and non-profits alike.