IPA Switxboard | The Innovation and Planning Agency
Humanitarianism and social consciousness should no longer restricted to civil society organizations
nor activists. The human centered approach needs to be integrated into businesses to deliver value
to people and planet in every function by prioritizing transformative social impact while ensuring
Implementing and planning such impactful sustainable economic activities require diversifying
funding streams, so social enterprises can be freed from “strings-attached” grant funding and
corporate or individual donations and taking into consideration the connection between the five
essential elements: People, Planet, Partners, Project and Profit.
IPA Switxboard, the Innovation and Planning Agency, operates according to the principles of the
social and solidarity economy to fulfill a clear social mission: to contribute to sustainable
development in its economic, social, environmental and participatory dimensions.
Our Business Model brings together a group of people sharing the belief that every lucrative activity
should have real impact on the planet, the community and people’s life. We work together to rethink
the traditional business models and achieve economic growth by merging worlds that speak different
languages and seek different goals and connecting opportunities that would hardly match anywhere
else, the way a switchboard would do.