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Skoll World Forum 2017 Reflection: Global Goals in an Uncertain World
Walking into the session, a question buzzed in my head: can we 7B+ humans prove to ourselves that ‘sustainable development’ isn’t an oxymoron, in just 14 short years? Susan Myers—panel…
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Skoll World Forum 2017 Reflection: Civil Society Under Fire
Ruth Norris - Resources Legacy Fund , April 13, 2017
In the past five years, 70 countries have passed restrictive laws controlling civil society organizations, with more than half of them restricting foreign funding. There is a crisis of effectiveness…
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The Inner Path to Become a Systems Entrepreneur
March 27, 2017
By: Katherine Milligan and Nicole Schwab As the world grapples with increasingly complex and seemingly intractable challenges, a new answer is gaining momentum: systems change. But what is systems change?…
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Seeding Serendipity at the Skoll World Forum
Skoll World Forum delegates often talk about the “magic” that happens in Oxford; an ineffable quality turns a gathering of some thousand people into an experience of unquantifiable value. We’ve…
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Introducing Our 2017 Skoll World Forum Emerging Leaders
Joony Moon - Skoll Foundation , March 9, 2017
In 2014, Isaac Jonas had left his small village in Zimbabwe to study for a master’s degree in food and resource economics at the University of British Columbia, Canada. The…
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On International Women's Day: A Standing Ovation for Women Social Entrepreneurs
Sally Osberg - Skoll Foundation , March 8, 2017
As we celebrate International Women's Day today, I think back to my grandmother, one of the first women in New England to buy and drive her own Ford Model A. Throughout…
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Five Ways to Build Better Online Communities
Robin Toal - APOPO HeroRats , November 27, 2015
Building an online community is a priority for most non-profit organizations. Active and engaged online communities create a wealth of opportunities: to attract volunteers, increase fundraising revenue, expand reach, or…
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Welcome to Skoll.org!
October 18, 2015
You may notice we've unified our two sites, skollfoundation.org and skollworldforum.org. You can still access all the great historical content by clicking "Browse our archive" at the bottom of every page.…
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Belief
October 12, 2015
Belief makes us human. It makes the seemingly impossible, possible. It is the origin of purpose and action. Without belief, social entrepreneurs could neither envision nor create a more peaceful…
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Ambition
October 12, 2015
Throughout history, human ambition has been a powerful force for change. Ambition kindles creativity, stokes resolve, and drives progress. [embed]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I2-cHGq8FMU[/embed]  AMBITION “Big results require big ambitions.” - Heraclitus Throughout history, human…
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The 450 Million Farmer Opportunity: A Conversation with the Skoll Foundation Team
Raymond Guthrie - Global Innovation Fund , Eric Cooperström - NatureVest , October 11, 2015
Eric Cooperström and Raymond Guthrie are Principals on Skoll’s Investment team and deeply engaged in the Foundation’s work in smallholder agriculture. Q: Why is the Skoll Foundation focusing on smallholder…
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Addressing Root Causes: Root Capital’s Quest to Combat Poverty, Food Insecurity, and Environmental Destruction
October 11, 2015
Small farmers don’t cut down forests or dispose of toxic byproducts in rivers and streams out of ignorance or indifference to the health of their environment. Neither do they voluntarily…
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Building and Growing a Model: One Acre Fund
October 11, 2015
While studying for an MBA, Andrew Youn spent time with African farmers, listening to their life stories. Most relied on ancient techniques, barely growing enough to feed their families. Additional…
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From Rural Poverty to Thriving Communities: Connecting the Pieces of the Solution Puzzle
October 11, 2015
The problem Three-quarters of the world’s poorest people live in rural areas. Most rely on agriculture for income and food. Some 500 million smallholder farmers cultivate less than two hectares.…
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Understanding the Landscape and Defining the Opportunity: From Study to Initiative
October 11, 2015
Smallholder production is still currently characterized by low yields, poor quality, unreliable market linkages, and little access to finance. To highlight both the enormous need for finance in the sector,…
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5 Ways Social Entrepreneurs Can Make Their Content Go Viral—from an editor at Upworthy
Sally Kassab - Skoll Foundation , August 17, 2015
Adam Mordecai is editor-at-large at Upworthy. When he’s not trying to get millions of page views (300 million to date) on issues like racial justice, climate change and economic inequality,…
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Five Mistakes That Social Entrepreneurs Make When Crafting Their brands
Anne Miltenburg - The Brandling , August 12, 2015
As a brand developer, I’ve met countless social entrepreneurs all over the world: people with an extreme passion for social or environmental impact. They have a lot to master in…
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Prioritize, Capitalize, Right Size and More: 5 Insights from the Skoll Foundation on Monitoring and Evaluation
Sally Kassab - Skoll Foundation , July 28, 2015
Ehren Reed, the Skoll Foundation’s Director of Evaluation, was recently asked what matters when he is looking at the measurements social entrepreneurial organizations use. “Organizations have the power to achieve…
2015 Young Leaders Initiative at the Skoll World Forum
June 8, 2015
Through a partnership with The MasterCard Foundation, Young Leaders from around the world had the opportunity to experience the Skoll World Forum first hand. Participants included: Lashon Amado, 25, USA…
The Future of Work
Ben Knight - Loomio , Bettina Warburg-Johnson - Institute for the Future , David Jones - Microsoft Envisioning , June 5, 2015
Eduarda La Rocque: The Great Paradigm Shift
Eduarda La Rocque - Pereira Passos Institute , May 26, 2015
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One Social Entrepreneur Shares How He Gets Media Coverage
Sally Kassab - Skoll Foundation , May 11, 2015
Jim Fruchterman founded Benetech in 2000. Since then, his organization has been featured in numerous publications, such as Barron’s, The New York Times, and public radio station KQED. At the…
Expect the Unexpected: Building in Plan B
Cara Mertes - Ford Foundation , David Bornstein - Solutions Journalism Network , Jenny Bowen - OneSky , Orlando von Einsiedel - Grain Media , May 8, 2015
Tech Partnerships : Essential Impact Accelerators
Carlos Souza, Jr. - Imazon , Daniel Viederman - Humanity United , Jim Taylor - Proximity Designs , Jason Payne - Palantir Technologies , Joe Speicher - Autodesk Foundation , May 8, 2015
What's So Funny? The Role of Comedy in Social Change
Bassem Youssef - Bassem Youssef , Caty Borum Chattoo - Center for Media & Social Impact, American University , Jack Sim - World Toilet Organization , Jess Search - BRITDOC Foundation , Mechai Viravaidya - Mechai Viravaidya Foundation , May 5, 2015
Opening Plenary
Archbishop Emeritus Desmond M Tutu - Elders, The , Jacqueline Novogratz - Acumen , Jeff Skoll - Jeff Skoll Group , Mabel van Oranje - Girls Not Brides , Massukos - Massukos , May 4, 2015
Closing Plenary
Bassem Youssef - Bassem Youssef , Camille Zamora - Sing for Hope , Darren Walker - Ford Foundation , feliciano dos Santos - ESTAMOS Organização Comunitária , Ken Brecher - Library Foundation of Los Angeles , May 4, 2015
How Fast Can Small Grow? The Case for Solar Power
Aimee Christensen - Christensen Global Strategies , Danny Kennedy - SfunCube & Sungevity , Dipender Saluja - Capricorn Investment Group , Harish Hande - SELCO INDIA , Stuart Rolland - British Gas Business , May 4, 2015
Funding Impact at Scale Through Market Segmentation
Andrew Stern - Global Development Incubator, Inc. , Dana Hovig - Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation , Debbie Aung Din Taylor - Proximity Designs , Sam Parker - Shell Foundation , May 4, 2015
Cities: Engines of Transformational Change
Alessandra Orofino - Meu Rio , Benjamin Barber - The Global Parliament of Mayors Project , Emily Kasriel - BBC World Service Group , Rodrigo Guerrero - City of Cali, Colombia , Sue Riddlestone - Bioregional Development Group , May 4, 2015
Bringing In Big Money: Innovative Financing Meets Inclusive Business
Charlotte Oades - Coca-Cola Company , Elizabeth Littlefield - Overseas Private Investment Corporation , Peter Tufano - Said Business School , Robert Annibale - Citigroup, Inc. , May 1, 2015
The Dark Side of M&E
Andrea Coleman - Riders for Health International , Carlos Miranda - I.G. Advisors , Ehren Reed - Skoll Foundation , Martin Fisher - KickStart-International , May 1, 2015
Beating the Odds: Lessons Learned from Social Innovators in Government
Diana Good - Independent Commission for Aid Impact , Mary Robinson - Mary Robinson Foundation - Climate Justice , Maura ONeill - University of California, Berkeley , Sabri Saidam - Education/Government , May 1, 2015
Never Again? The Ebola Epidemic's Warning about Critical Infrastructure Gaps
Anthony Banbury - United Nations , Eric Goosby, M.D. - UCSF Global Health Sciences , MIATTA ZENABU GBANYA - MINISTRY OF HEALTH AND SOCIAL WELFARE , Paul Farmer - Partners In Health , Richard Besser - ABC News Network , May 1, 2015
Coping, Thriving and Soaring
Barry Kerzin - Altruism in Medicine Institute , April 30, 2015
Building and Coaching Your Team
Sylvia Hacaj - Big Bang Philanthropy , April 30, 2015
India at the Crossroads
Neera Nundy - Dasra , Rikin Gandhi - Digital Green , Rohini Nilekani - Arghyam , Tim Hanstad - Landesa , April 30, 2015
The Age Before Impossible: Young Voices, Big Dreams
Ahsan Jamil - Aman Foundation , Fred Swaniker - African Leadership Academy , Jimena Vallejos - Fundacion Paraguaya , Joseph Opoku - African Leadership Academy , Kristin Gilliss - Mulago Foundation , April 30, 2015
Global Development: What should we focus on and how will we measure success?
Bjorn Lomborg - Copenhagen Consensus Center , Bunker Roy - Barefoot College , Dorothy Stoneman - YouthBuild USA , Michael Green - Social Progress Imperative , Pamela Hartigan - Skoll Centre for Social Entrepreneurship , April 29, 2015
Fighting Poverty, Designing for Happiness
Kevin Starr - Mulago Foundation , April 29, 2015
Supplier Capacity Development
Aron Cramer - BSR , Dan Rees - International Labour Organization , Louise Nicholls - Marks and Spencer , Michael Kobori - Levi Strauss & Co. , Nina Smith - GoodWeave International , April 29, 2015
Down is Not Defeated
Diana Aviv - Independent Sector , Kennedy Odede - Shining Hope for Communities , Lola Young - House of Lords , Ma. Cecilia Flores-Oebanda - Visayan Forum Foundation , Ned Breslin - Tennyson Center for Children , April 29, 2015
The Great Paradigm Shift
Diana Good - Independent Commission for Aid Impact , Eduarda La Rocque - Pereira Passos Institute , Michael Green - Social Progress Imperative , Michael Porter - Harvard Business School , Paul Farmer - Partners In Health , April 29, 2015
Zero Carbon the Climate Justice Way
Sir David King - Foreign & Commonwealth Office , Ion Yadigaroglu - Capricorn Investment Group , Mary Robinson - Mary Robinson Foundation - Climate Justice , Tasso Azevedo - Climate Observatory , April 29, 2015
Unleashing Girls’ Power
Graça Machel - Graça Machel Trust , Lucy Lake - Campaign for Female Education , Mabel van Oranje - Girls Not Brides , Memory Banda - Girls Empowerment Network , Rebecca Winthrop - Brookings Institution , April 29, 2015
Beyond Better: How Do We Know We’re Changing the Status Quo?
Bill Drayton - Ashoka , Jeff Kehoe - Harvard Business Review Press , Nandan Nilekani - EkStep , Roger Martin - Martin Prosperity Institute , Sally Osberg - Skoll Foundation , April 28, 2015
Measuring Up As Men: Mobilizing To End Child Marriage In Kenya
Follow Wanjala Wafula, a women's rights activist from Kenya, in his day-to-day work to convince men that ending child marriage is not just a necessity: it is their responsibility. The…
Empathy-Driven Solutions for Rural Rice Farmers in Myanmar
March 27, 2015
Learn more about how the Skoll Foundation, its awardees and partners are working to help smallholder farmers. Helping Smallholder Farmer Feed the World: How the Skoll Foundation sees the issues that…
Revisit Nasheed's Address To The Closing Plenary Skoll World Forum in 2012
March 16, 2015
In light of the controversy surrounding former President Mohamed Nasheed's arrest and sentencing to 13 years in prison after he was found guilty of ordering the arrest of a judge…
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Spreading the Social Progress Index Across the World
Paula Kravitz - Individual , February 25, 2015
I just wrapped up a 1.5 day training seminar at MIT in Boston with individuals from around the world who are adopting, adapting and running social progress networks in their cities, countries…
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Audience Engagement: Beyond the 'Like' Button
Michael Skoler - Public Radio International , February 16, 2015
In 1994 I was a foreign correspondent covering the genocide sweeping Rwanda. My radio stories shared the voices of people — Hutus and Tutsis alike — who were caught up…
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Dialogue Leads to Positive Change in Senegal
Mouhamed Chérif Diop - Tostan , December 17, 2014
In Senegal there are numerous threats to a child’s healthy development. Lack of access to education, child trafficking, child labor, female genital cutting (FGC) and child marriage pose the most dangerous…
Together: Ending Child Marriage in Zambia
December 4, 2014
Mirriam is a 17-year-old who, like any other teenager, has ambitions and dreams. She wants to become a doctor. However, where Mirriam lives, child marriage and poverty threaten her chances…
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For-Profit or Non-Profit? How Hybrid Tension Yields Success
Kirsten Bunch - Independent , November 30, 2014
Years of hard work building a thriving social enterprise are starting to pay off for VisionSpring. This year, we expect to generate an estimated $1.6 million in earned income from the…
Raymond Guthrie Explains the Skoll Approach at Water for Global Food Conference
October 22, 2014
Watch the Skoll Foundation's Raymond Guthrie, Principal on the Innovation Investment team, speaking alongside David Bergvinson of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation at the 2014 Water for Global Food Conference.…
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Skoll Awardee Visit: Cecilia Flores-Oebanda
Sally Kassab - Skoll Foundation , October 13, 2014
Every so often, we have the pleasure of a visit from a Skoll Awardee. One of our most recent was Cecilia Flores-Oebanda, founding president and executive director of the Visayan…
Feliciano dos Santos in Conversation with Ned Breslin
feliciano dos Santos - ESTAMOS Organização Comunitária , Ned Breslin - Tennyson Center for Children , July 3, 2014
Oscars And Indices: Case Studies On Storytelling For Impact
Cara Mertes - Ford Foundation , Chad Boettcher - Participant Media , Cori Shepherd Stern - Strongheart Group , July 1, 2014
Sustainable Sourcing: The Business Imperative
Jason Clay - World Wildlife Fund US , Mary Jo Cook - Fair Trade USA , Roger Martin - Martin Prosperity Institute , William Rosenzweig - Physic Ventures , June 11, 2014
Tony Elumelu in Conversation with Francine Lacqua, Marcel Fukayama and Aime Noela Akayezu
AKAYEZU Aime Angelique Noela - The MasterCard Foundation/ Young Leaders Initiative - Youth Think Tank , Francine Lacqua - Bloomberg LP , Ghislain Morard - Friends-International , Marcel Fukayama - Din4mo / Sistema B Brasil , Tony Elumelu - The Tony Elumelu Foundation , May 5, 2014
Ambitious Storytelling
Wendy Levy - National Alliance for Media Arts & Culture , May 5, 2014
Cracking The Code On Social Impact
Jason Saul - Mission Measurement , Nolan Gasser - Mission Measurement , April 28, 2014
Exponential Fundraising
Jennifer McCrea - Exponential Fundraising , April 28, 2014
Thinking About Talent
Salvatore Giambanco - Omidyar Network , April 28, 2014
Design For Impact
Kevin Starr - Mulago Foundation , April 28, 2014
Ending Modern Slavery
Daniel Viederman - Humanity United , Kathy Calvin - United Nations Foundation , Leif Coorlim - CNN , Leslie Dach - Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. , Nina Smith - GoodWeave International , April 28, 2014
Embracing Complexity - Effectively Evaluating Both Models and Adaptive Initiatives
Annie Duflo - Innovations for Poverty Action , Ehren Reed - Skoll Foundation , Frank Beadle de Palomo - Mothers2mothers , Julia Coffman - Center for Evaluation Innovation , Karlee Silver - Grand Challenges Canada , April 28, 2014
Meeting the Challenge of Increased Energy Demand: Opportunities for a "Clean" Energy Matrix?
Dipender Saluja - Capricorn Investment Group , Sara Larrain - Chile Sustentable , Sean McKaughan - Fundación Avina , Tasso Azevedo - Climate Observatory , April 28, 2014
Empty Newsrooms, Booming Echo Chambers
Diarmuid Jeffreys - Al Jazeera America , Irina Borogan - agentura.ru , Omoyele Sowore - Sahara Reporters Media Group Inc. , Pat Mitchell - Pat Mitchell Media , Paul Steiger - ProPublica , April 28, 2014
Achieving The China Dream
Elizabeth Economy - Council on Foreign Relations , Jenny Bowen - OneSky , Leslie Dach - Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. , Tim Hanstad - Landesa , Wang Zhenyao - Beijing Normal University China Philanthropy Research Institute , April 28, 2014
Measuring What Matters—Aligning For Impact
Beto Verissimo - Imazon , Gisela Sanchez - Florida Ice and Farm Company , José Molinas - Ministry of Planning , Roberto Artavia - Viva Trust , April 28, 2014
Beyond The Pioneer: From Building Firms To Building Markets
Alex Sloan - Independent , Camille Saade - FHI360 , Harvey Koh - FSG , Judith Pollock - Shell Foundation , Liz Patterson - Department for International Development , April 22, 2014
The Evolving Role Of Media In The Modern Age
Alberto Ibarguen - John S. and James L. Knight Foundation , Madhulika Sikka - Independent , Marco Werman - Public Radio International , Osama Saeed - Al Jazeera America , Parisa Khosravi - CNN , April 22, 2014
The 450 Million Farmer Opportunity: Large-Scale Change Through Smallholder Finance
Laura Mecagni - International Finance Corporation , Michael van den Berg - Triodos Bank , Sean De Cleene - Yara , Tom Carroll - Global Development Incubator , Willy Foote - Root Capital , April 22, 2014
Is the Traditional Role of a Teacher Outdated?
David Johnson - Skoll Centre for Social Entrepreneurship , Madhav Chavan - Pratham , Pamela Hartigan - Skoll Centre for Social Entrepreneurship , Vicky Colbert - Fundación Escuela Nueva , Ziauddin Yousafzai - Malala Fund , April 22, 2014
The Founders' Challenge: To Scale And Keep The Vision Alive | SWF2014
Andrea Coleman - Riders for Health International , Cheryl Dorsey - Echoing Green Foundation , Pamela Hartigan - Skoll Centre for Social Entrepreneurship , Subramaniam Ramadorai - Tata Consultancy Services , Wendy Kopp - Teach for All , April 22, 2014
Future-Proofing Businesses: Beyond CSR, PR And Charity
Feike Sijbesma - Royal DSM , John Elkington - Volans Ventures Ltd , Marcela Manubens - Unilever , Mike Barry - Marks and Spencer , April 21, 2014
Big Business, Bigger Impact: The Pursuit, Peril, and Power of Partnership
Kavita Prakash-mani - Syngenta , Mark Davis - The Body Shop , Robert Annibale - Citigroup, Inc. , Tony Siesfeld - Deloitte & Touche USA , April 21, 2014
Artists as Activists: Using Creative Talent for Social Progress
Camille Zamora - Sing for Hope , feliciano dos Santos - ESTAMOS Organização Comunitária , Jehane Noujaim - Noujaim Films , Monica Yunus - Sing for Hope , Naif Al-Mutawa - THE 99 , April 21, 2014
Digital Equity and Individual Rights in the Age of Big Data
Emily Kasriel - BBC World Service Group , Jim Fruchterman - Benetech , Kenneth Cukier - The Economist , Larry Brilliant - Skoll Global Threats Fund , Miguel Luengo-Oroz - UN Global Pulse , April 21, 2014
50 People 1 Question
Benjamin Reece - Deltree , April 14, 2014
Delegates of the 2014 Skoll World Forum on Social Entrepreneurship were invited to contribute their answers to the question: "What is the reason you exist?" VIDEO CREDITS Executive Producers - Phil…
Closing Plenary - 2014 Skoll World Forum
AKAYEZU Aime Angelique Noela - The MasterCard Foundation/ Young Leaders Initiative - Youth Think Tank , Benjamin Reece - Deltree , Francine Lacqua - Bloomberg LP , Ghislain Morard - Friends-International , Marcel Fukayama - Din4mo / Sistema B Brasil , April 14, 2014
Delegates celebrate a productive and inspired time at the Forum by gathering together in this final plenary for the 2014 Skoll World Forum. MASTER OF CEREMONIES Stephan Chambers, Chairman, Skoll…
Interesting Voices, Innovative Ideas - Skoll World Forum 2014
Bart Weetjens - APOPO , Fredrick Ouko - Action Network for the Disabled , Gabriella Gomez Mont - Laboratorio para la Ciudad , Jess Search - BRITDOC Foundation , Marina Gorbis - Institute for the Future , April 14, 2014
The Skoll World Forum has long attracted provocateurs and disruptors who are rethinking old paradigms and building new entrepreneurial environments and cultures around the world. Designed to expand the imagination,…
Unlocking The Entrepreneurial Ambition Of Women
Catherine Gill - Root Capital , Comfort Aku Adjahoe - Ele Agbe Co. Ltd , Hirut Girma - Landesa , Melanne Verveer - Georgetown Institute for Women, Peace and Security , Rosemary Amondi - TraceSoft , April 11, 2014
Female entrepreneurship is an "economic promise" capturing attention of governments, corporations, and civil society all over the world, since small- and medium-sized enterprises are engines of economic growth and stability.…
Leading with Authenticity - 2014 Skoll World Forum
Bill Drayton - Ashoka , Diana Aviv - Independent Sector , Kelvin Taketa - Hawaii Community Foundation , Rafiatu Lawal - Campaign for Female Education , Sebastien Marot - Friends-International , April 11, 2014
Can introverts, quiet leaders, and process-oriented technocrats compete with “typical” charismatic leaders in the noisy marketplace of talent acquisition, funding, and social change? Everyone already possesses a unique style of…
2014 Skoll Awards For Social Entrepreneurship
An emotional highlight of the event, the Skoll Foundation invites you to attend the Skoll Awards for Social Entrepreneurship to honor the 2014 Awardees and to celebrate all those who…
Opening Plenary of 2014 Skoll World Forum
Arif Naqvi - The Abraaj Group , Jeff Skoll - Jeff Skoll Group , Marcus Bleasdale - Wilstar Social Impact , Mindy Lubber - Ceres , Miri Ben-Ari - , April 9, 2014
The Skoll World Forum delegation comes together for the first time at the Opening Plenary to celebrate social entrepreneurship and the work being done in pursuit of large-scale systemic change.…
AMBITION
Ambition. It's the reason we're all here, at the 11th Annual Skoll World Forum, focused on the most ambitious endeavor imaginable: solving the world's most pressing problems. In this video…
Marine Stewardship Council Releases Video Highlighting Sustainable Fishing In Developing Countries
'Our fisheries, our future' follows three developing world fisheries, (the Gambia red and black sole, Mexico red rock lobster, and Maldives skipjack tuna fisheries), that are using the Marine Stewardship…
The Square - Trailer
Jehane Noujaim - Noujaim Films , February 28, 2014
The Square movie is a documentary about the Egyptian revolution behind the headlines. Follow a group of activists in Tahrir Square, risking their lives to build a new society of…
Gary White of Water.org: The Ubiquitous Force
January 21, 2014
Gary White, Co-Founder of Water.org (along with Matt Damon) speaks about his vision: safe water and the dignity of a toilet for all, in our lifetime. For more information on…
GDP Turns 80: SPI Turns 1
January 8, 2014
What does a successful country look like? 80 years ago, economist Simon Kuznets introduced GDP to the world, alongside a clear warning against using it to define the wellbeing of people.…
Dr. Wang Zhenyao on the Power of Charity in China
Wang Zhenyao - Beijing Normal University China Philanthropy Research Institute , December 9, 2013
Dr. Wang Zhenyao discusses his goal of creating a culture of philanthropy and volunteerism in China. This interview is part of a special series from the Skoll World Forum featuring…
Muhammad Yunus: Create Social Fiction
Muhammad Yunus - Grameen Bank , November 15, 2013
Nobel Peace Prize winner Muhammad Yunus, founder of Grameen Bank shares his strategy for creating change. For more information on Muhammad Yunus, visit: http://www.muhammadyunus.org/ This interview is part of a…
Laura Callanan – The Surprise Social Entrepreneur
November 14, 2013
While social innovation is often seen as existing in particular areas of the tech, business and social sectors, Laura Callanan argues that artists, too, can be social innovators. Thinking outside…
How does entrepreneurship & innovation thrive in a stateless nation?
November 10, 2013
As Palestine continues to strive for full statehood, there are signs of growth in economic development throughout the region; change makers in the private sector, entrepreneurs, innovators and philanthropists are…
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10 Tips for Social Entrepreneurs: How to Talk to a Problem Employee
Judy Parkman - Skoll Foundation , October 7, 2013
In my time as a human resources director at the Skoll Foundation, I have talked many social entrepreneurs and one question that seems to come up often is: How do…
The Social Entrepreneur: That Rare Individual
September 8, 2013
Sally Osberg, CEO of the Skoll Foundation, describes "the social entrepreneur" as part of this special special series from the Skoll World Forum featuring social entrepreneurs and other innovators discussing…
Water, Water Everywhere: The Paradox of the 21st Century
Gary White - Water.org , Greg Allgood - Procter & Gamble , Luis Montoya - PepsiCo , Phil Falcone - Harbinger Capital , Sylvia Lee - Skoll Global Threats Fund , August 27, 2013
Earned Revenue Models: Pitfalls and Pathways to Scale
Alex Sloan - Independent , Andrea Coleman - Riders for Health International , Jasper Snoek - DOEN Foundation , Philip Brown - Citigroup, Inc. , August 27, 2013
Emerging Markets: Philanthropy at the Intersection
Amr A. Al-Dabbagh - STARS Foundation , Beatriz Azeredo - TV Globo , Wang Zhenyao - Beijing Normal University China Philanthropy Research Institute , Wiebe Boer - Boston Consulting Group , August 26, 2013
Skoll World Forum Interviews: Tim Hanstad
Tim Hanstad - Landesa , August 15, 2013
Tim Hanstad, CEO and Director of Landesa, speaks about his childhood experience working on a farm, and how that led to his lifelong interest in land rights for the rural…
Skoll World Forum Interviews: Kofi Annan
Kofi Annan - The Elders , August 12, 2013
Kofi Annan shares his vision for a more equitable and peaceful world. This is the first in a special series from the Skoll World Forum featuring social entrepreneurs and other…
Driving Change From Within: The Social Intrapreneur 2013 Skoll World Forum
Aslihan Denizkurdu - Citigroup, Inc. , James Inglesby - Unilever , Judith Samuelson - Aspen Institute , Regula Schegg - Hilti Foundation , August 3, 2013
Can It Be Replicated? A Look at Rwanda’s Development Gains in Context
Agnes Binagwaho - University of Global Health Equity , Dale Dawson - Bridge2Rwanda , Mary Robinson - Mary Robinson Foundation - Climate Justice , Matthew Bishop - Economist , Paul Farmer - Partners In Health , August 3, 2013
The Emotional Brain: The Science and Anthropology of Aggression
Brian Ferguson - Department of Sociology and Anthropology, Rutgers University-Newark , David Anderson - California Institute of Technology , John Mitani - University of Michigan , Quratulain Bakhteari - Institute for Development Studies and Practices , Simon Wessely - Kings College London , July 24, 2013
Not So Strange Bedfellows: Influencers and Enablers
Antony Ross - Bridges Ventures , Chris West - Sumerian Partners , Premal Shah - Kiva , Robert Annibale - Citigroup, Inc. , July 22, 2013
Addressing Energy Poverty through Innovations in Delivery
Brian Sirgutz - The Huffington Post , Dipender Saluja - Capricorn Investment Group , Jasjit Mangat - Agni Energy , Jim Ayala - Hybrid Social Solutions , Simon Desjardins - Shell Foundation , July 22, 2013
Big Data. Big Deal?
Jake Porway - DataKind , Jer Thorp - The Office for Creative Research , Robert Kirkpatrick - United Nations , Sharmila Mulligan - ClearStory Data , July 18, 2013
Young, Educated, and Out of Work: The Middle East's Jobless Generation
Fadi Ghandour - Wamda , Jamie McAuliffe - Education for Employment Foundation , Katy Cronin - Wordwyre , Ossama Hassanein - TechWadi , Reham Issam Di'bas - EzSakan , July 12, 2013
Developing the Development Model: Reengineering Aid for the 21st Century - 2013 Skoll World Forum
Bunker Roy - Barefoot College , Dambisa Moyo - Economist , Maura ONeill - University of California, Berkeley , Paul Boateng - Akyem Law and Advisory Services Ltd , Richard Feachem - The Global Health Group , July 1, 2013
The Evolving Role of Media in Social Progress - 2013 Skoll World Forum
Alberto Ibarguen - John S. and James L. Knight Foundation , David Bornstein - Solutions Journalism Network , Joaquin Alvarado - Center for Investigative Reporting , Pat Mitchell - Pat Mitchell Media , Peter Koechley - Upworthy , June 28, 2013
From Per Capita To Pro Capita: Launch of the Social Progress Imperative 2013 Skoll World Forum
Heather Hancock - Deloitte LLP, UK , Judith Rodin - Rockefeller Foundation , Madhav Chavan - Pratham , Michael Green - Social Progress Imperative , Michael Porter - Harvard Business School , June 27, 2013
BBC Global Business: Financing Social Entrepreneurship - 2013 Skoll World Forum Panel
Alvaro Rodriguez Arregui - IGNIA Partners, LLC , Judith Rodin - Rockefeller Foundation , Peter Day - BBC , Peter Tufano - Said Business School , June 21, 2013
Skoll World Forum on Social Entrepreneurship 2013 Day Two Morning Plenary
Adrian Anatawan - Harvard Graduate School of Education , Marina Silva - Marina Silva Institute , Molly Melching - Tostan , Pamela Hartigan - Skoll Centre for Social Entrepreneurship , Richard Jefferson - NICTA , June 17, 2013
Stephan Chambers Closing Remarks 2013 Skoll World Forum on Social Entrepreneurship
Mary Robinson - Mary Robinson Foundation - Climate Justice , Stephan Chambers - London School of Economics , June 13, 2013
Kofi Annan - The Courage To Change - 2013 Skoll World Forum Closing Remarks
Kofi Annan - The Elders , Mary Robinson - Mary Robinson Foundation - Climate Justice , June 12, 2013
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David Rothschild’s Trip to Brazil: Seeing Deforestation Solutions Firsthand
David Rothschild - Fossil Foundation , June 12, 2013
I just returned from Brazil, where I visited partners in the Amazon states of Para and Mato Grosso.  Before I get into the nitty-gritty, let me reflect on the big…
Pamela Hartigan - 2013 Skoll World Forum - Day 2 Welcoming Remarks
Pamela Hartigan - Skoll Centre for Social Entrepreneurship , June 4, 2013
Closing Plenary
Mary Robinson - Mary Robinson Foundation - Climate Justice , May 23, 2013
Mobilmentum: Accelerating Mobile For Development SWF - 2013
Fiona Smith - GSMA Mobile for Development , Gustav Praekelt - Praekelt Foundation , Ken Banks - FrontlineSMS , Priya Jaisinghani - USAID , May 21, 2013
Dare to Imagine - Skoll World Forum 2013
Arianna Huffington - The Huffington Post , Joichi Ito - Massachusetts Institute of Technology , Premal Shah - Kiva , Sakena Yacoobi - Afghan Institute of Learning , April 29, 2013
Skoll World Forum... a decade of disruption
Mary Robinson - Mary Robinson Foundation - Climate Justice , April 12, 2013
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Staff field report on visit to World Health Partners, new winner of the Skoll Award for Social Entrepreneurship
David Rothschild - Fossil Foundation , January 7, 2013
Our team bounced along the dirt road in Samistipur district in rural Bihar, India, who knows how far from the nearest paved road, until we finally arrived at the beautiful and peaceful…
Sally Osberg’s Op-Ed in the Financial Times’ “This is Africa” Magazine
December 26, 2012
“Social entrepreneurs see possibility where others see problems. They are unapologetically ambitious, setting their sights not just on incremental improvements but on systems-level transformation. And to achieve their audacious ends,…
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Powerwashing: Kristin Gilliss’ Trip to Ghana with Camfed
Kristin Gilliss - Mulago Foundation , November 13, 2012
I spent last week in Ghana with Camfed, learning more about the return on investment to girls’ education and young women’s economic empowerment. On a hot afternoon near Tamale, as…
Skoll World Forum on Social Entrepreneurship - Overview
November 11, 2012
The Skoll World Forum on Social Entrepreneurship is the premier, international platform for accelerating entrepreneurial approaches and innovative solutions to the world's most pressing social issues. Each year in Oxford,…
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What is Empowerment? Our Principal’s Visit to Fair Trade USA in Colombia
Skoll Foundation - , August 1, 2012
We often hear the term empowerment, but wonder what it really actually means. When I recently visited Skoll Awardee Fair Trade USA in northern Colombia, I saw it firsthand. Landless…
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Twitter Tips for Nonprofits by Our Very Own Phil Collis
Phil Collis - Skoll Foundation , May 21, 2012
At a 2012 Giving Pledge learning series event called “Connecting for Good: How Social Media is Driving Social Good,” our very own senior manager of digital technology Phil Collis (third from…
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Sally Osberg’s Thoughts After The Elders Meeting in Oslo
Sally Osberg - Skoll Foundation , May 15, 2012
The idea was appealing from the start:  convene a group of older but far from doddering global leaders, women and men justly renowned for their integrity and achievement, and ask…
Closing Plenary Skoll World Forum 2012
Arianna Huffington - The Huffington Post , Carl Pope - Inside Straight Strategies , Gidon Bromberg - EcoPeace Middle East , Stephan Chambers - London School of Economics , Zoe Williams - Guardian, The , March 30, 2012
Storytelling for Impact - SWF 2012
Cara Mertes - Ford Foundation , Christopher Joyce - National Public Radio , Mark Tauber - HarperCollins Publishers , Wendy Levy - National Alliance for Media Arts & Culture , March 30, 2012
Beyond Charity: From Reports to Returns
Jason Saul - Mission Measurement , Ned Breslin - Tennyson Center for Children , Zika Abzuk - Cisco , March 30, 2012
Catastrophic Risk and Threats to the Global Commons
Arianna Huffington - The Huffington Post , Helene Gayle - CARE , Ian Goldin - Oxford Martin School , Joseph Cirincione - Ploughshares Fund , Larry Brilliant - Skoll Global Threats Fund , March 30, 2012
Visayan Forum Foundation
Ailyn Capacite Bulfa - Visayan Forum Foundation , Kip Flores-Oebanda - Visayan Forum Foundation , Ma. Cecilia Flores-Oebanda - Visayan Forum Foundation , March 29, 2012
Victors Not Victims: Women Driving Social Change and Striving for Peace in Conflict Zones
Christine Schuler Deschryver - City of Joy , Eve Ensler - V-Day , Fahima Hashim - Salmmah Women Resource Center , Fartuun Abdisalaan Adan - Elman Peace and Human Rights Centre , Pat Mitchell - Pat Mitchell Media , March 29, 2012
Young People: The New Superheroes Leading Social Innovation - SWF 2012
Ailyn Capacite Bulfa - Visayan Forum Foundation , Amlan Ganguly - Prayasam , Bassem Elhady - Kijamii Agency , Dina El Mofty - INJAZ Egypt , Kip Flores-Oebanda - Visayan Forum Foundation , March 29, 2012
Morning Plenary 2012
Eve Ensler - V-Day , Gordon Brown - , Nick Danziger - , Pamela Hartigan - Skoll Centre for Social Entrepreneurship , Stephan Chambers - London School of Economics , March 29, 2012
Demanding Prosperity for People and Planet - SWF 2012
Camilla Toulmin - International Institute for Environment and Development , Joe Madiath - Gram Vikas , John Gershman - Robert F. Wagner Graduate School of Public Service, New York University , Sipho Moyo - ONE , Vinod Thomas - Asian Development Bank , March 29, 2012
From Farm to Plate: Financing Change, Changing Finance - SWF 2012
Dana Boggess - , Gary Milsted - Nestlé , Rick Peyser - Green Mountain Coffee Roasters , Robert Annibale - Citigroup, Inc. , Willy Foote - Root Capital , March 29, 2012
Pamela Hartigan at the Morning Plenary of the Skoll World Forum
Pamela Hartigan - Skoll Centre for Social Entrepreneurship , March 29, 2012
Opening Plenary 2012
Eva Ayllon - , Hans Rosling - Gapminder Foundation , Jeff Skoll - Jeff Skoll Group , Judith Rodin - Rockefeller Foundation , Patrick Meier - Qatar Computing Research Institute , March 28, 2012
Filing of the Opening Plenary at Skoll World Forum 2012.
Pamela Hartigan speaks at the closing plenary of the Skoll World Forum 2011
Pamela Hartigan - Skoll Centre for Social Entrepreneurship , April 1, 2011
Pamela Hartigan speaks at the closing Plenary at the Skoll World Forum 2011. Hartigan is director of the Skoll Centre for Social Entrepreneurship and thanks Paula Kravitz, the curator of…
Fadi Ghandour - Entrepreneurs, Networks and Collaborative Action
Fadi Ghandour - Wamda , April 1, 2011
Fadi Ghandour, founder and CEO of Aramex, the first company from the Arab world to be traded on the NASDAQ, delivers his speech on entrepreneurs, networks and collaborative action at…
Queen Noor of Jordan at the 2011 Skoll World Forum
Her Majesty Queen Noor Of Jordan - King Hussein Foundation , April 1, 2011
Queen Noor of Jordan at the 2011 Skoll World Forum: The Democratic Deficit and the Reinvigorated Movement for Freedom and Justice Across MENA. In her keynote at the close of…
Lord Sainsbury - Science, Philanthropy and the Quest for Change - Skoll World Forum 2011
Lord Sainsbury Of Turville - Gatsby Charitable Foundation , April 1, 2011
Lord Sainsbury delivers a speech on science, philanthropy and the quest for change at the 2011 Skoll World Forum closing plenary.
Pamela Hartigan on an ecosystem approach to issues
Pamela Hartigan - Skoll Centre for Social Entrepreneurship , April 1, 2011
Pamela Hartigan speaks at the closing plenary of the 2011 Skoll World Forum. Hartigan is the head of the Skoll Centre for Social Entrepreneurship. She believes an ecosystem approach is…
The World In 25 Years: Megatrends And Context For Large Scale Change
Daniel Franklin - The Economist , Mark Stevenson - Flow Associates , Nick Bostrom - University of Oxford , Richard Seymour - Seymourpowell , Stephen Carver - Cranfield University , April 1, 2011
This panel discussion at the 2011 Skoll World Forum was called "The World in 25 Years: Megatrends and Context for Large Scale Change." Developments in the global economy, business, demographics,…
Stephen Carver on How Real Change Happens
Daniel Franklin - The Economist , Richard Seymour - Seymourpowell , Stephen Carver - Cranfield University , April 1, 2011
Stephen Carver, Consultant Lecturer at Cranfield University, speaks at a session at the Skoll World Forum 2011. He talks about how real change really occurs.
What's next in 25 years? Daniel Franklin's take
Daniel Franklin - The Economist , Richard Seymour - Seymourpowell , Stephen Carver - Cranfield University , April 1, 2011
Daniel Franklin, Executive Editor of The Economist, speaks at the Skoll World Forum 2011. He shows two short videos and talks about the themes of the next 25 years.
BBC Forum: Is Heroism Obsolete?
Bridget Kendall - BBC , Ken Brecher - Library Foundation of Los Angeles , Larry Brilliant - Skoll Global Threats Fund , Roshaneh Zafar - Kashf Foundation , April 1, 2011
At this panel at the Skoll World Forum 2011, this intellectually provocative conversation centers around the question, "Is Heroism Obsolete?" Drawing upon themes relevant for social entrepreneurs, host and BBC…
Ceres
Mindy Lubber - Ceres , March 31, 2011
Riders For Health
Andrea Coleman - Riders for Health International , Barry Coleman - Riders for Health International , March 31, 2011
Sally Osberg, Skoll Award For Social Entrepreneurship, Skoll World Forum 2011
Sally Osberg - Skoll Foundation , March 31, 2011
Sally Osberg, CEO of the Skoll Foundation, presents the Skoll Award For Social Entrepreneurship at the Skoll World Forum 2011.
Peter Gabriel and Baaba Maal perform "Biko" for Archbishop Desmond Tutu
Archbishop Emeritus Desmond M Tutu - Elders, The , Baaba Maal - , Peter Gabriel - Real World Records , March 31, 2011
Peter Gabriel and Baaba Maal perform Biko as a tribute to Archbishop Desmond Tutu after he was awarded the Skoll Global Treasure Award at the 2011 Skoll World Forum on…
Desmond Tutu, Skoll Global Treasure Award, Skoll World Forum 2011
Archbishop Emeritus Desmond M Tutu - Elders, The , March 31, 2011
Desmond Tutu accepts the first ever Skoll Global Treasure Award at the Skoll World Forum 2011.
2011 Skoll World Forum Highlights
March 31, 2011
Highlights from the 2011 Skoll World Forum on Social Entrepreneurship
2011 Skoll Awards for Social Entrepreneurship Ceremony
Archbishop Emeritus Desmond M Tutu - Elders, The , Baaba Maal - , Ellen Moir - New Teacher Center , Jeff Skoll - Jeff Skoll Group , Madhav Chavan - Pratham , March 31, 2011
The Skoll Foundation invites you to revisit the Skoll Awards for Social Entrepreneurship where we honour the 2011 Awardees and to celebrate all those who are working to create a…
Sally Osberg as master of ceremonies at Skoll Awards 2011
Sally Osberg - Skoll Foundation , March 31, 2011
Sally Osberg, president and CEO of the Skoll Foundation, says "we all want to change the world." She then gives more opening remarks at the 2011 Skoll Awards ceremony.
Baaba Maal - Skoll Awards for Social Entrepreneurship Awards Ceremony - Skoll World Forum 2011
Baaba Maal - , March 31, 2011
Senegalese singer and guitarist Baaba Maal performs at the 2011 Skoll World Forum Skoll Awards for Social Entrepreneurship Awards Ceremony
Markets: Reform or Rebuild
This panel at the Skoll World Forum 2011 was called Markets: Reform or Rebuild. Social entrepreneurs working to transform markets offer tremendous promise for large scale change. Strategies vary, with…
Deep Leadership: Interior Dimensions of Large Scale Change
This panel at the Skoll World Forum 2011 is about deep leadership. Those working to change the world face obstacles rarely addressed in traditional leadership doctrines. Vision, risk and uncertainty…
Stephan Chambers' closing remarks at Skoll World Forum 2011
March 30, 2011
Stephan Chambers' closing remarks at the Skoll World Forum 2011. Chambers, chairman of the Skoll Centre for Social Entrepreneurship, thanks and congratulates attendees.
Microfinance in the Balance at the 2011 Skoll World Forum
Alvaro Rodriguez Arregui - IGNIA Partners, LLC , Jonathan C. Lewis - MCE Social Capital , Roshaneh Zafar - Kashf Foundation , March 30, 2011
A panel of three microfinance experts discussed Large Scale Change in Action: Microfinance in the Balance at the 2011 Skoll World Forum opening plenary. We are living in a "backlash…
Ngaire Woods - Globalization, Governance and Large Scale Change - Skoll World Forum 2011
Jonathan C. Lewis - MCE Social Capital , Ngaire Woods - The Blavatnik School of Government , March 30, 2011
Dr. Ngaire Woods, professor of International Political Economy and Academic Director of the Blavatnik School of Government at the University of Oxford, delivers a speech on globalization, governance and large…
Jeff Skoll - The Power of the Collective - Skoll World Forum 2011 opening remarks
Jeff Skoll - Jeff Skoll Group , Jonathan C. Lewis - MCE Social Capital , March 30, 2011
Jeff Skoll, Founder and Chairman of the Skoll Foundation, Participant Media and Skoll Global Threats Fund, delivers a speech on the power of the collective at the 2011 Skoll World…
Stephan Chambers on large-scale change: Skoll World Forum 2011
Jonathan C. Lewis - MCE Social Capital , Stephan Chambers - London School of Economics , March 30, 2011
Stephan Chambers of the Skoll Centre for Social Entrepreneurship welcomes guests to the 2011 Skoll World Forum. He shares his thoughts on large-scale change.
Stephan Chambers - Opening Remarks - Skoll World Forum 2011
Jonathan C. Lewis - MCE Social Capital , Stephan Chambers - London School of Economics , March 30, 2011
Stephan Chambers, MBA and EMBA Director at the Said Business School at the University of Oxford presents the opening remarks of the 2011 Skoll World Forum.
Baaba Maal Opening Musical performance - Skoll World Forum 2011
Baaba Maal - , Jonathan C. Lewis - MCE Social Capital , March 30, 2011
Baaba Maal's Musical performance at the opening ceremonies of the 2011 Skoll World Forum.
Closing Remarks - 2010 Skoll World Forum
Stephan Chambers - London School of Economics , April 16, 2010
These are the Skoll World Forum 2010 Closing Remarks by Stephan Chambers, chairman of the Skoll Centre Standing Committee at Said Business School. Saying it's not easy to summarize the…
Realising A Vision
Tim Smit - Eden Project , April 16, 2010
Tim Smit, CEO of Eden Project, speaks on "Realizing a Vision" at the closing plenary of the Skoll World Forum. "We all sort of think death is optional, so we…
Anatomy of a Movement
Aruna Roy - Mazdoor Kisan Shakti Sangathan , Nikhil Dey - Mazdoor Kisan Shakti Sangathan , Shankar Singh - Mazdoor Kisan Shakti Sangathan , April 16, 2010
Aruna Roy, Nikhil Dey and Shankar Singh speak at the closing plenary on "The Anatomy of a People's Movement" at the Skoll World Forum 2010. Roy talks about how important…
The Power of Persuasion: Pulling in the reluctant collaborators
Caroline Casey - Kanchi , April 16, 2010
Caroline Casey, Founder & CEO of Kanchi, shares her disability that surprises the audience, and how it's helped her become persuasive in her lifetime. Her talk, "The Power of Persuasion:…
Opening remarks - 2010 Skoll World Forum
Pamela Hartigan - Skoll Centre for Social Entrepreneurship , Stephan Chambers - London School of Economics , April 16, 2010
Skoll Centre for Social Entrepreneurship Director Pamela Hartigan reflects at the 2010 Skoll World Forum on Social Entrepreneurship in her opening remarks at the closing plenary. She talks about the…
The Colours Of Money: Social Financiers Collaborating For Impact
Daniel Crisafulli - Potrero Impact Advisors , Laurie Spengler - Enclude , Oliver Karius - LGT Venture Philanthropy , Toby Eccles - Social Finance , April 16, 2010
Investors are looking beyond the single bottom line, but still seek commercial returns on their investment. Philanthropists want to maximise impact with constrained resources. Governments recognise the limitations of development…
Governments And Social Entrepreneurs: Partnership Versus Subcontracting
Dr. Vivian Balakrishnan - Singapore , Mutsa Mutembwa - , Peter Holbrook - Social Enterprise Coalition , Stephen Goldsmith - Harvard Kennedy School , April 16, 2010
With social challenges facing all governments, how many are turning to innovative social entrepreneurs for new approaches and operating models? What opportunities does this present for social entrepreneurs working globally?…
Sally Osberg's closing remarks Skoll World Forum 2010
Sally Osberg - Skoll Foundation , April 15, 2010
Skoll Foundation CEO Sally Osberg gives inspiring closing remarks at the end of the Skoll World Forum 2010.
Jimmy Demers sings "Benediction" written by his brother Donnie
Jimmy and Donnie Demers - , April 15, 2010
Jimmy and Donnie Demers perform a song called "Benediction" at the Skoll Awards for Social Entrepreneurship ceremony. Part of the Skoll World Forum 2010.
2010 Skoll Awards For Social Entrepreneurship
At the 2010 Skoll Awards for Social Entrepreneurship, listen as each awardee gives a short, inspirational acceptance speech. Awardee Marc Freedman of Civic Ventures talks about going from aspiration to…
Paul Hawken Keynote At 2010 Skoll World Forum
Paul Hawken - OneSun, Solar , April 15, 2010
Environmentalist and entrepreneur Paul Hawken, CEO of OneSun Solar, an energy company focused on ultra low-cost solar based on green chemistry and biomimicry. His speech at the Skoll Awards for…
"The Skoll Foundation is a manufacturer of rainbows," Jimmy Demers says
Jimmy and Donnie Demers - , April 15, 2010
Jimmy and Donnie Demers perform "Somewhere Over the Rainbow" at the Skoll World Forum 2010.
Aid Agencies And Social Entrepreneurs: Natural Allies, New Bridges
Elizabeth Littlefield - Overseas Private Investment Corporation , Jorg Hartmann - GTZ , Leo Johnson - BBC World News’ World Challenge , Minouche Shafik - Department for International Development , Rachel Kyte - International Finance Corporation , April 15, 2010
This session brings together senior staff working in development agencies that have engaged, or attempted to engage, directly with social entrepreneurs working in emerging markets. To what degree have these…
Social Good With Market Returns? Investors And Entrepreneurs Are Having It Both Ways
Herta von Stiegel - Ariya Capital , John McCall MacBain - McCall MacBain Foundation , Jyot Chadha - , Nick O'Donohoe - JPMorgan Chase , April 15, 2010
The idea of using profit-seeking investment to generate social and environmental good is moving from a periphery of activist investors to the core of mainstream financial institutions. This emerging class…
Structuring Collaboration: Mergers, Partnerships And New Business Models
Andrea Coleman - Riders for Health International , David Bornstein - Solutions Journalism Network , Gary White - Water.org , Sue Riddlestone - Bioregional Development Group , Victor d'Allant - Dallant Networks, LLC , April 15, 2010
To achieve impact at scale, social entrepreneurs are inventing new ways to collaborate with a diversified range of partners. This session will share three successful approaches that have led to…
Closing Remarks from Pamela Hartigan - 2010 Skoll World Forum
Pamela Hartigan - Skoll Centre for Social Entrepreneurship , April 14, 2010
Pamela Hartigan, director of the Skoll Centre for Social Entrepreneurship, gives closing remarks at the opening plenary of the 2010 Skoll World Forum. She thanks everyone who put the Forum…
The Disconnect Between Need and Giving After the Earthquake in Haiti
Paul Farmer - Partners In Health , April 14, 2010
Dr. Paul Farmer, co-founder of Partners in Health, gives a presentation called "Catalyzing Collaboration: Our Humanity at Stake" at the opening plenary of the 2010 Skoll World Forum in April.…
Governance, Transparency And Collaboration: Beneficiaries In The Balance
Ann Cotton - Campaign for Female Education , Dr. Felix Phiri - Ministry of Education, Zambia , Faith Nkala - Campaign for Female Education , Ira Leeds - Blue Oceans For Health , John Ydstie - National Public Radio , April 14, 2010
This panel at the 2010 Skoll World Forum was called "Governance, Transparency and Collaboration: Beneficiaries in the Balance." The moderator was John Ydstie, economic correspondent, NPR. Paneists were, from left…
The Imperative To Cooperate: A call for peace
Lakhdar Brahimi - The Elders , April 14, 2010
Lakhdar Brahimi, Veteran UN Envoy and advisor, and former foreign minister to Algeria, speaks at the Skoll World Forum 2010 opening plenary. His talk, called "The Imperative to Cooperate: a…
Welcome by Jeff Skoll - 2010 Skoll World Forum
Jeff Skoll - Jeff Skoll Group , April 14, 2010
Jeff Skoll welcomes guests to the Skoll World Forum 2010. "Changing the world is truly a team sport," he says of social entrepreneurs.
Skepticism in world markets: Colin Mayer at 2010 Skoll World Forum
Colin Mayer - Saïd Business School , April 14, 2010
Colin Mayer, Peter Moores Dean and professor of management studies at the Said Business School at Oxford, talks about skepticism of financial markets. At the Skoll World Forum 2010 opening…
Vusi Mahlasela performs at the 2010 Skoll World Forum
Vusi Mahlasela - , April 14, 2010
Vusi Mahlasela, South African singer/songwriter and poet activist, performs two songs, including one in Sotu, one of South Africa's official languages. At the Skoll World Forum 2010 opening plenary.
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A Visit to the Middle East
Jeff Skoll - Jeff Skoll Group , August 24, 2009
I am honored to be a part of The Elders delegation visiting Israel and the Palestinian Territories from Aug 24-28.  We are meeting with a number of civil society and business leaders, as…
Closing Remarks: Colin Mayer at 2009 Skoll World Forum
Colin Mayer - Saïd Business School , March 27, 2009
Colin Mayer, Peter Moores Dean and Peter Moores Professor of Management Studies at Said Business School, gives closing remarks at the closing plenary of the 2009 Skoll World Forum. "History…
Collective Power: A Call For Urgency
Jeff Skoll - Jeff Skoll Group , March 27, 2009
Jeff Skoll talks at the closing plenary of the Skoll World Forum 2009. His talk, called "Collective Power: A Call for Urgency," is about urgency and hope. "Urgency is on…
A Social Entrepreneur's Perspective On Power
Soraya Salti - INJAZ Al-Arab , March 27, 2009
Soraya Salti, senior vice president MENA of INJAZ Al-Arab, gives "A Social Entrepreneur's Perspective on Power," at the Skoll World Forum 2009. She says we have drifted far from the…
Citizens, Institutions and Shifting Power
Lord Puttnam Of Queensgate - , March 27, 2009
Lord Puttnam of Queensgate, C.B.E., speaks on "Citizens, Institutions and Shifting Power" at the Skoll World Forum 2009 closing plenary. He speaks about education and shows an emotional 7-minute video…
'We live in two realities': Pamela Hartigan at the 2009 Skoll World Forum closing plenary
Pamela Hartigan - Skoll Centre for Social Entrepreneurship , March 27, 2009
Pamela Hartigan, director of the Skoll Centre for Social Entrepreneurship, shares some final words at the closing plenary of the 2009 Skoll World Forum.
Tomorrow's News: Models For An Everyone Is Media World
Bill Drayton - Ashoka , Gregor Hackmack - Parlamentwatch (NGO) , Paula Ellis - John S. and James L. Knight Foundation , Sanjana Hattotuwa - Centre for Policy Alternatives , Sasa Vucinic - Media Development Investment Fund , March 27, 2009
We are witnessing the destruction of the old media order—and the noisy, thrilling invention of something new. Tectonic shifts in technology and human behavior have changed forever the way we…
Corporate Leadership For Change
Alan Hassenfeld - Hasbro, Inc. , Fadi Ghandour - Wamda , Michael J. Critelli - Pitney Bowes Inc. , Tae Yoo - Cisco Systems Foundation , William Swope - INTEL Corporation , March 27, 2009
Fascination with leadership is growing daily, fuelled by global complexity, free-falling capital markets, conflict and growing environmental and social deterioration. Key business leaders will discuss the kind of leadership required…
Center For Digital Inclusion
David Damberger - Ethical Ocean , March 26, 2009
Inspiration from Darwin's diaries: Sally Osberg's thoughts
Sally Osberg - Skoll Foundation , March 26, 2009
Sally Osberg, CEO of the Skoll Foundation, ends the awards ceremony of the 2009 Skoll Awards for Social Entrepreneurship. She quotes Darwin, then says, "We are heading towards a brighter…
KT Tunstall performs at the 2009 Skoll Awards for Social Entrepreneurship
K T Tunstall - , March 26, 2009
KT Tunstall performs at the Skoll World Forum 2009.
2009 Skoll Awards Ceremony
Bart Weetjens - APOPO , Dr R. K. Pachuari - Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change , Gary White - Water.org , Gidon Bromberg - EcoPeace Middle East , Jeff Skoll - Jeff Skoll Group , March 26, 2009
Skoll Awardes at the 2009 Skoll World Forum receiving their awards: Bart Weetjens of APOPO; Soraya Salti of INJAZ Al-Arab, JA Worldwide; Jordan Kassalow of VisionSpring; Paul Van Zyl and…
Dr R.K Pachauri Keynote at 2009 Skoll World Forum
Dr R. K. Pachuari - Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change , March 26, 2009
Dr. R.K. Pachauri, Chair of Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, speaks at the Skoll Awards ceremony at the Sheldonian Theatre at the Skoll World Forum 2009. One of the questions…
Jeff Skoll at 2009 Skoll World Forum
Jeff Skoll - Jeff Skoll Group , March 26, 2009
Jeff Skoll speaks at the Skoll Awards for Social Entrepreneurship ceremony in 2009. He introduces Dr. R.K. Pachuari, or "Patchi," including a fun story about how they met and then…
"A New Paradigm": Sally Osberg at the 2009 Skoll Awards
Sally Osberg - Skoll Foundation , March 26, 2009
Sally Osberg, CEO of the Skoll Foundation, gives an introduction at the awards ceremony at the Skoll World Forum 2009. "We meet this year at a defining moment," she says.…
KT Tunstall performs 'Black Horse and the Cherry Tree' at the 2009 Skoll World Forum
K T Tunstall - , March 26, 2009
KT Tunstall performs at the 2009 Skoll World Forum's awards ceremony.
Expansion Finance For Social Impact
Ashish Karamchandani - Monitor Group , George Overholser - Nonprofit Finance Fund , Jean-Philippe De Schrevel - Bamboo Finance , John Goldstein - Imprint Capital Advisors , March 26, 2009
Philanthropy has too often remained trapped in the 'small is beautiful' world of social innovation - while for-profit investors have striven to avoid any taint of compromising returns for social…
Capital Markets In Crisis: Threat Or Opportunity?
David Blood - Generation Investment Management LLP (U.S.) , Jan Piercy - Enclude , Matthew Bishop - Economist , Sir Ronald Cohen - Social Finance , March 26, 2009
With shrunken investment portfolios and budgets, corporations, investors and philanthropists are facing hard choices. What will be the impact on social entrepreneurs and social impact investing? Will the increased emphasis…
Leadership Challenges: Balancing Creativity And Control
Bill Drayton - Ashoka , Estela Villarreal Junco - Unidos Lo Lograremos AC , Gillian Caldwell - Global Witness , Maximilian Martin - UBS , Samuel Azout - Futbol con Corazon , March 26, 2009
Social entrepreneurs may have comparative advantage in generating new ideas or innovations, but may struggle with execution and control. Is it possible to build innovative institutions that are around for…
Unfinished Portraits Of Powerful Ideas: Kenneth Brecher
Ken Brecher - Library Foundation of Los Angeles , Mary Robinson - Mary Robinson Foundation - Climate Justice , March 25, 2009
Kenneth Brecher, executive director of the Sundance Institute, speaks at the 2009 Skoll World Forum's opening plenary. In his talk, "Unfinished Portraits of Powerful Ideas," he talks about the significance…
Power to the People: Citizen Engagement and Social Transformation
Daniel Lubetzky - PeaceWorks , Kailash Satyarthi - Global March Against Child Labour, GCE  , Mary Robinson - Mary Robinson Foundation - Climate Justice , Ray Suarez - Individual , March 25, 2009
Panel called Power to the People: Citizen Engagement and Social Transformation at the Skoll World Forum 2009. The moderator is Ray Suarez of The NewsHour on PBS and panelists are…
The Power Paradox: Roger L. Martin
Mary Robinson - Mary Robinson Foundation - Climate Justice , Roger Martin - Martin Prosperity Institute , March 25, 2009
Roger L. Martin, dean, Rotman School of Management, University of Toronto speaks on "The Power Paradox" at the 2009 Skoll World Forum. Martin studies leaders and shares his findings on…
Jeff Skoll Welcomes Guests to the 2009 Skoll World Forum
Jeff Skoll - Jeff Skoll Group , Mary Robinson - Mary Robinson Foundation - Climate Justice , March 25, 2009
Jeff Skoll welcomes guests to the 2009 Skoll World Forum.
"Change history by your passion," says Stephan Chambers
Mary Robinson - Mary Robinson Foundation - Climate Justice , Stephan Chambers - London School of Economics , March 25, 2009
Stephan Chambers, chairman of the Skoll Centre for Social Entrepreneurship, speaks at the opening plenary of the Skoll World Forum 2009. He quotes a Polish poet saying, "The passionless cannot…
Opening Remarks: Stephan Chambers at 2009 Skoll World Forum
Mary Robinson - Mary Robinson Foundation - Climate Justice , Stephan Chambers - London School of Economics , March 25, 2009
Stephan Chambers, chairman of the Skoll Centre for Social Entrepreneurship, welcomes guests to the 2009 Skoll World Forum.
Taiko Meantime Perform at 2009 Skoll World Forum
Mary Robinson - Mary Robinson Foundation - Climate Justice , March 25, 2009
Taiko Meantime strike at the heart of Taiko drumming's magic: a show combining traditional Japanese rhythms with eclectic, original compositions.
Closing Remarks from Sally Osberg at 2008 Skoll World Forum
Sally Osberg - Skoll Foundation , March 28, 2008
Closing remarks by Skoll Foundation CEO Sally Osberg at the 2008 Skoll World Forum. She speaks of the first Skoll World Forum in 2004, saying that one of the ideas…
Message From Our 2007 Nobel Laureate - Al Gore
Al Gore - Office of the Honorable Al Gore , March 28, 2008
Al Gore speaks at the closing plenary of the Skoll World Forum 2008.
Reflections from a Cross Cultural Pioneer - Paul Farmer
Paul Farmer - Partners In Health , March 28, 2008
Dr. Paul Farmer speaks at the 2008 Skoll World Forum closing plenary.
Working Within Cultures and Contexts - Lessons Learned
Aunnie Patton Power - Individual , David Bornstein - Solutions Journalism Network , Jacqueline Novogratz - Acumen , Rupert Howes - Marine Stewardship Council , Vicky Colbert - Fundación Escuela Nueva , March 28, 2008
This panel at the 2008 Skoll World Forum was entitled: Working Within Cultures and Contexts - Lessons Learned. David Bornstein moderates, and panelists were, from left to right: Rupert Howes,…
Social Entrepreneurship and the Bottom Billion: Why The Poorest Countries are Failing and what can be done about it
Paul Collier - University of Oxford , March 28, 2008
Paul Collier, professor of economics at the University of Oxford, speaks at the closing plenary of the 2008 Skoll World Forum. His talk was entitled, "Social Entrepreneurship and the Bottom…
Stephan Chambers - highlights of the 2008 Skoll World Forum
Stephan Chambers - London School of Economics , March 28, 2008
Stephan Chambers, chairman of the Skoll Centre for Social Entrepreneurship, gives opening remarks at the closing plenary of the Skoll World Forum 2008. He shares highlights and inspiration from the…
Growth Finance For Social Entrepreneurs
Antony Bugg-Levine - Nonprofit Finance Fund , Charles T. Harris III - SeaChange Capital Partners, Inc , Christine Eibs Singer - E+Co , Mark Campanale - Carbon Tracker Initiative , Maximilian Martin - UBS , March 28, 2008
Financing the growth of operations to achieve major scale is without a doubt the biggest challenge facing social entrepreneurs. Not only are larger amounts of capital hard to obtain, but…
YouthBuild USA
Dorothy Stoneman - YouthBuild USA , Jimmy Carter - The Carter Center , March 27, 2008
"May you always be forever young" Sally Osberg's closing remarks at 2008 Skoll Awards
Dr. Babatunde Osotimehin - United Nations Population Fund , Jimmy Carter - The Carter Center , Sally Osberg - Skoll Foundation , March 27, 2008
Sally Osberg, CEO of the Skoll Foundation, shares some closing thoughts of wisdom at the end of the 2008 Skoll World Forum.
2008 Skoll Awards for Social Entrepreneurship
Connie Duckworth - Arzu , Daniel Lubetzky - PeaceWorks , David Bornstein - Solutions Journalism Network , Dr. Babatunde Osotimehin - United Nations Population Fund , Gene Falk - Falk Advisors DGB , March 27, 2008
The 2008 Skoll Awards ceremony. Winners were Bill Strickland, Manchester Bidwell; Amazon Conservation Team, Michael Eckhart of ACORE, Connie Duckworth of Arzu, Jeremy Hockenstein and Mai Siriphongphanh of Digital Divide…
Keynote by President Jimmy Carter at 2008 Skoll Awards for Social Entrepreneurship
Dr. Babatunde Osotimehin - United Nations Population Fund , Gillian Langor - , Jimmy Carter - The Carter Center , March 27, 2008
Former U.S. President Jimmy Carter shares thoughts on social entrepreneurship at the 2008 Skoll World Forum awards ceremony. He also talks about the people who most affected his life and…
Jeff Skoll on the Global Issue of Clean Water (2008 Skoll Awards)
Dr. Babatunde Osotimehin - United Nations Population Fund , Jeff Skoll - Jeff Skoll Group , Jimmy Carter - The Carter Center , March 27, 2008
Jeff Skoll speaks at the 2008 Skoll Awards. He focuses on the issue of clean water around the world.
Sonidos De La Tierra performing at the 2008 Skoll Awards for Social Entrepreneurship
Dr. Babatunde Osotimehin - United Nations Population Fund , Jimmy Carter - The Carter Center , Luis Szaran - Sonidos de la Tierra , March 27, 2008
Sonidos de la Tierra perform at the 2008 Skoll Awards for Social Entrepreneurship. Afterward, its founder Luis Szaran shares some early stories, including one of his first trip to Paris.
Mirror, Mirror On The Wall, What's The Impact Of This All
Brian Trelstad - Acumen Fund , David Bonbright - Keystone Accountability , Faye Twersky - The William and Flora Hewlett Foundation , Jeroo Billimoria - Child and Youth Finance International , Joe Madiath - Gram Vikas , March 27, 2008
This interactive session recorded at the 2008 Skoll World Forum explored various approaches to assessing impact and leveraging these efforts to attract resources and drive organisational learning. Key questions included:…
Hybrid And For-Profit Business Models
Baafour Otu-Boateng - , David Brancaccio - PBS , Liza Kimbo - Sustainable Healthcare Foundation , Priya Haji - SaveUp , Sebastien Marot - Friends-International , March 27, 2008
Non-profit social entrepreneurs often struggle to scale up their innovations without adequate access to the growth capital, distribution systems and infrastructure readily available to conventional businesses. Rather than accepting these…
Stephan Chambers shares closing remarks at the 2008 Skoll World Forum opening plenary
Stephan Chambers - London School of Economics , March 26, 2008
Skoll Centre for Social Entrepreneurship chairman Stephan Chambers shares closing remarks at the 2008 Skoll World Forum opening plenary
MP Phil Hope speaks on policy innovation at the 2008 Skoll World Forum
Phil Hope - , March 26, 2008
Phil Hope, MP, parliamentary secretary, Minister for the Third Sector, speaks on Culture, Context and Policy Innovation at the opening plenary of the 2008 Skoll World Forum.
The Dynamics of Working Cross-Culturally - Experienced Voices from the Field Panel Discusison
Andy Thornton - Smallholder Solutions , Jody Williams - Nobel Women’s Initiative , Karen Tse - International Bridges to Justice , Pat Mitchell - Pat Mitchell Media , March 26, 2008
This panel at the 2008 Skoll World Forum was entitled, "The dynamics of working cross culturally - experienced voices from the field." Pat Mitchell, president of the Paley Center for…
Lord Anthony Giddens on the politics of climate change
Lord Anthony Giddens - , March 26, 2008
Lord Anthony Giddens of the House of Lords speaks on the politics of climate change at the 2008 Skoll World Forum opening plenary.
Jeff Skoll "All of us are in a race" (and what wooden boats have to do with it)
Jeff Skoll - Jeff Skoll Group , March 26, 2008
Jeff Skoll gives opening remarks at the Skoll World Forum 2008. He bought an original picture of the Oxford and Cambridge Boat Race to commemorate the five-year anniversary of the…
Stephan Chambers welcomes guests to the 2008 Skoll World Forum
Stephan Chambers - London School of Economics , March 26, 2008
Stephan Chambers, chairman of the Skoll Centre for Social Entrepreneurship, welcomes guests to the 2008 Skoll World Forum.
“Social Entrepreneurship: The Case for Definition,” Sally Osberg & Roger Martin in Stanford Social Innovation Review
April 20, 2007
Social entrepreneurship is attracting growing amounts of talent, money, and attention. But along with its increasing popularity has come less certainty about what exactly a social entrepreneur is and does.…
2007 Skoll World Forum Closing Plenary
Bill Drayton - Ashoka , Colin Mayer - Saïd Business School , Ed Miliband MP - Labour Party , John Elkington - Volans Ventures Ltd , Larry Brilliant - Skoll Global Threats Fund , March 29, 2007
The Future of Philanthropy
Alex Nicholls - University of Oxford , Helmut Anheier - UCLA Center for Civil Society , Lester Salamon - Center for Civil Society Studies at The Johns Hopkins Institute for Policy Studies , Mark Kramer - FSG , March 29, 2007
Human Rights and Peter Gabriel at the 2007 Skoll World Forum
Peter Gabriel - Real World Records , March 28, 2007
Musician and co-founder of Witness, Peter Gabriel, talks about human rights at the 2007 Skoll World Forum. He talks about the first call he got from Bono and later learning…
Funding Ideas, Backing People: Panel at 2007 Skoll World Forum
David Bornstein - Solutions Journalism Network , Edward Skloot - Sundra Foundation , Ion Yadigaroglu - Capricorn Investment Group , Jacqueline Novogratz - Acumen , J.B. Schramm - New Profit , March 28, 2007
This panel at the 2007 Skoll World Forum explored funding strategies from multiple perspectives including innovation from within foundations, private sector investment for public good, non-profit venture investing and cutting-edge…
"Moving Capital" panel at 2007 Skoll World Forum
Arthur Wood - Total Impact Capital , Jan Piercy - Enclude , John Elkington - Volans Ventures Ltd , Michele Giddens - Bridges Ventures , Penny Newman - Cafédirect , March 28, 2007
This Moving Capital panel was about how social ventures can access different sources of external capital to increase their impact. The panelists are creating new ways to use finance that…
2007 Skoll Awards Ceremony
Craig Kielburger - WE , Daniel Viederman - Humanity United , Dorothy Stoneman - YouthBuild USA , Jeff Skoll - Jeff Skoll Group , Joe Madiath - Gram Vikas , March 28, 2007
Salman Ahmad sings and plays guitar along with a tabla player at the 2007 Skoll Awards Ceremony at the Skoll World Forum. Later, Sally Osberg gives a talk about the…
Salman Ahmad Performs at the 2007 Skoll World Forum
Salman Ahmad - Salman and Samina Global Wellness Initiative , March 27, 2007
Pakistani musician Salman Ahmad performs the opening music at the 2007 Skoll World Forum.
Stephan Chambers Speaks at the 2007 Skoll World Forum
Stephan Chambers - London School of Economics , March 27, 2007
Stephan Chambers of the University of Oxford speaks on the first day of the 2007 Skoll World Forum.
Jeff Skoll's Opening Remarks at the 2007 Skoll World Forum
Jeff Skoll - Jeff Skoll Group , March 27, 2007
Jeff Skoll gives opening remarks at the 2007 Skoll World Forum. He talks about an Oxford pen he purchased and gifts it to Stephan Chambers. He welcomes everyone to the…
John Hood Gives Opening Remarks at the 2007 Skoll World Forum
John Hood - University of Oxford , March 27, 2007
John Hood, Vice Chancellor of the University of Oxford, gives opening remarks at the 2007 Skoll World Forum.
Geoff Mulgan & Rushanara Ali at the 2007 Skoll World Forum
Geoff Mulgan - The Young Foundation , Rushanara Ali - The Young Foundation , March 27, 2007
Geoff Mulgan, now Chief Executive of the National Endowment for Science Technology and the Arts (NESTA), talks about social innovation at the 2007 Skoll World Forum. Later, Rushanara Ali, Labour…
Charles Handy Speaks at the 2007 Skoll World Forum
Charles Handy - Independent , March 27, 2007
Charles Handy, Irish author/philosopher who specializes in organizational behavior and management, speaks at the 2007 Skoll World Forum. The topic was Social Innovation: The New Philanthropists.
David Galenson at the Skoll World Forum 2007
David Galenson - University of Chicago , March 27, 2007
David Galenson, economics professor at the University of Chicago, and a Research Associate of the National Bureau of Economic Research, speaks at the 2007 Skoll World Forum. The topic was…
Muhammad Yunus & Pat Mitchell at the Skoll World Forum 2007
Muhammad Yunus - Grameen Bank , Pat Mitchell - Pat Mitchell Media , March 27, 2007
Pat Mitchell sits down with Muhammad Yunus at the Skoll World Forum 2007. She talks about his life story and road to the Nobel Peace Prize, then asks him questions…
Queen Rania Al-Abdullah of Jordan at the 2007 Skoll World Forum
Queen Rania of Jordan - , March 27, 2007
Queen Rania of Jordan speaks at the 2007 Skoll World Forum. She starts by talking about her husband's love for Star Trek, then talks about social entrepreneurism, and the growing…