Societal Thinking: Pathway to exponential change (Part-2)

Solving together, at scale
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What is Societal Model?
Systems Change VS Change Systems
What are the Core Values of Societal Thinking?
How to start practising Societal Thinking?


  • No prior knowledge/experience of Societal Thinking is requried to take this course.
  • To get the most out of this course, you can consider going through the Part-1 of the 'Societal Thinking: Pathway to exponential change' course.


Social problems are large, complex and tend to grow much faster than our individual ability to solve them. Societal Thinking provides a set of values and design principles to reimagine and redesign the core interactions between key actors of society in a way that induces exponential change.

“ Exponential change ~ when every change induces more and rapid changes”

Societal Thinking enables:

  • Radical Inclusion: by reimagining how the key actors of the society (like communities, markets, government, civil society) interact with each other

  • Enhanced Ability to solve: by creating assets & infrastructure that are open & accessible by all

  • Diverse Solutions: by designing spaces that allow everyone to solve in the way that works best for them

Societal Thinking has manifested in a variety of ways to induce exponential change:

  • as blueprints that help governments reimagine the development narrative

  • as reusable building blocks (like legos) that can be used in many different combinations to accelerate the rate of building a solution

  • as Societal Platforms, audacious endeavours (e.g. quality healthcare for all) that accelerates social change at population scale by building open technology, inspiring co-creation and orchestrating ecosystems.

Just as a thousand mice don’t make an elephant, replicating small solutions won’t solve a large problem at scale. For things to work at scale, they need to be designed such that problems get solved – not because of one idea or one ideator, but because it’s easy for diverse actors to come together to solve.

Societal Thinking can help design such systems.

Who this course is for:

  • Social Entrepreneurs
  • Systems Leaders
  • Design Thinkers
  • Social Change Leaders
  • Funder Collectives
  • Thought Leaders
  • Scale Thinkers


Chief Curator, Societal Platform
Sanjay Purohit
  • 4.8 Instructor Rating
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  • 1,865 Students
  • 2 Courses

Sanjay has more than 30 years of diverse and global experience across corporate and societal development sectors. This spans senior leadership and entrepreneurial roles in corporate strategy, digital transformation, management consulting and sustainable development. Since 2016, he is leading the evolution of Societal Thinking, an innovative method to resolve complex societal challenges with speed, at scale, sustainably.

He advises multiple social entrepreneurs who are practicing Societal Thinking in domains such as, but not limited to, education, financial inclusion, healthcare, urban governance, and livelihoods. This includes large scale systems change initiatives supported by Co-Impact, a global philanthropic collaborative. Passionate about mentoring young entrepreneurs, he advises startups supported by Fundamentum, a scale investment fund, The/Nudge CSI, a not-for-profit incubator and accelerator, and Edumentum, a not-for-profit incubator focused on education.

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