We've set ourselves an ambitious goal to be the best example of social entrepreneurism in action. We want to show the world why thinking like a system and acting like an entrepreneur is vital to realising real and lasting change.
The RSA (Royal Society for the encouragement of Arts, Manufactures and Commerce) believes in a world where everyone is able to participate in creating a better future.
Through our ideas, research and a 30,000 strong Fellowship we are a global community of proactive problem solvers, sharing powerful ideas, carrying out cutting-edge research and building networks and opportunities for people to collaborate, influence and demonstrate practical solutions to realise change.
The RSA has been at the forefront of social change for over 260 years. Today our work focusses on supporting innovation in three major areas: creative learning and development, public services and communities, and economy, enterprise and manufacturing.
Our people are what drive us forward. We are a global community of active problem solvers. Motivated by a shared set of values and the change we want to see. We are open, optimistic, pioneering, rigorous and enabling.
Discover more about the 260-year history of the RSA. The archive shows our total commitment to preserving our past, recording our present, and inspiring our future.