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Fierce Compassion (2016 SWF Theme)

As agents of change, we are challenged to embrace the contradiction at the heart of our work: our feelings of outrage must ignite our impulse to do right by those suffering from injustice. Social entrepreneurs don't just rail at what's wrong, they strive to make it right.

How humans are affecting climate change: Al Gore
Al Gore - Office of the Honorable Al Gore , May 4, 2016
4 Climate Change Experts Weigh In on Paris Agreement | Skoll World forum 2016
David Blood - Generation Investment Management LLP (U.S.) , Dipender Saluja - Capricorn Investment Group , Mary Robinson - Mary Robinson Foundation - Climate Justice , Mindy Lubber - Ceres , Thom Woodroofe - Independent Diplomat , May 4, 2016
Ready, Set, Go! Launching the Sustainable Development Goals
Dhananjayan Sriskandarajah - CIVICUS: World Alliance for Citizen Participation , Elizabeth Cousens - United Nations Foundation , Jane Griffiths - Janssen-Cilag Ltd , Michael Green - Social Progress Imperative , Ray Suarez - Individual , May 4, 2016
Can Digital Innovations Unlock Partnerships to Scale Impact?
Andrea Coleman - Riders for Health International , Andrew Youn - One Acre Fund , Jason Lamb - Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation , Luis Guzman Pardo Figueroa - SABMiller plc , Robert Annibale - Citigroup, Inc. , May 4, 2016
Rethinking Giving: The Future of Philanthropy
Kathleen McLaughlin - Walmart Foundation , Neera Nundy - Dasra , Noah Manduke - Durable Good , Paul Niehaus - GiveDirectly , Zia Khan - Rockefeller Foundation , May 4, 2016
Jess Search, Zoe Williams, Anas Aremeyaw Anas, Seema Yasmin, Wajahat Ali | The News We Need
Anas Aremeyaw Anas - Tiger Eye Media , Jess Search - Doc Society , Seema Yasmin - Professor, University of Texas at Dallas , Wajahat Ali - Affinis Labs , Zoe Williams - Guardian, The , May 4, 2016
The Neuroscience of Fierce Compassion
Adam Waytz - Kellogg School of Management , Jamil Zaki - Stanford University , Melina Uncapher - Institute for Applied Neuroscience , Taddy Blecher - Community and Individual Development Association City Campus , May 4, 2016
The Changing World of Work: Does the Collaborative Economy Foster Trust or Inequity?
Juan Cartagena - Traity , Pamela Hartigan - Skoll Centre for Social Entrepreneurship , Rachel Botsman - Collaborative Lab , Sara Horowitz - Freelancers Union , Wingham Rowan - Beyond Jobs , May 4, 2016
Trust and Accountability in the Digital Age | #skollwf
Alexsis de Raadt St. James - Merian Ventures , Juliana Rotich - BRCK.org , Mariarosaria Taddeo - Oxford Internet Institute , Melanie Edwards - Mobile Metrix , Toby Norman - Simprints , May 4, 2016
Post Paris: A New Era in Global Sustainability? | Skoll World Forum 2016
David Blood - Generation Investment Management LLP (U.S.) , Dipender Saluja - Capricorn Investment Group , Mary Robinson - Mary Robinson Foundation - Climate Justice , Mindy Lubber - Ceres , Thom Woodroofe - Independent Diplomat , May 3, 2016
Leading Through Adversity | Skoll World Forum 2016
Alaa Murabit - The Voice of Libyan Women , Halla Tomasdottir - Sisters Capital , Mary Robinson - Mary Robinson Foundation - Climate Justice , Pat Mitchell - Pat Mitchell Media , Reverend Mpho Tutu - Reverend Canon , May 3, 2016
Women Leaders Talk Gender Equity | Skoll World Forum 2016
Alaa Murabit - The Voice of Libyan Women , Halla Tomasdottir - Sisters Capital , Mary Robinson - Mary Robinson Foundation - Climate Justice , Pat Mitchell - Pat Mitchell Media , Reverend Mpho Tutu - Reverend Canon , May 3, 2016
How the youth movement will affect climate change
Mary Robinson - Mary Robinson Foundation - Climate Justice , Selina Leem - UWC Robert Bosch College , May 3, 2016
Why Climate Change is our Biggest Threat to Opportunity: Mary Robinson
Mary Robinson - Mary Robinson Foundation - Climate Justice , May 3, 2016
Challenging Global Wealth Inequality | Skoll World Forum 2016
Darren Walker - Ford Foundation , Degan Ali - African Development Solutions , Emily Kasriel - BBC World Service Group , Ngaire Woods - The Blavatnik School of Government , Nick Hanauer - Civic Ventures, LLC , May 3, 2016
What's Your Fierce Compassion? #fiercecompassion #SkollWF
Alexander Betts - University of Oxford , Sonita Alizadeh - The Strongheart Group , Stephan Chambers - London School of Economics , Tabitha Jackson - Sundance Institute , May 3, 2016
5 Experts: The Drivers of Inequality | Skoll World Forum 2016
Darren Walker - Ford Foundation , Degan Ali - African Development Solutions , Emily Kasriel - BBC World Service Group , Ngaire Woods - The Blavatnik School of Government , Nick Hanauer - Civic Ventures, LLC , May 3, 2016
Why we're at risk of becoming climate refugees
Al Gore - Office of the Honorable Al Gore , Annie Griffiths - Ripple Effect Images , Jeff Skoll - Jeff Skoll Group , Malek Jandali - Pianos for Peace , Mary Robinson - Mary Robinson Foundation - Climate Justice , May 3, 2016
Skoll World Forum 2016 | Forum Highlights
Alexander Betts - University of Oxford , Sonita Alizadeh - The Strongheart Group , Stephan Chambers - London School of Economics , Tabitha Jackson - Sundance Institute , May 3, 2016
Opening Plenary | Skoll World Forum 2016
Al Gore - Office of the Honorable Al Gore , Annie Griffiths - Ripple Effect Images , Jeff Skoll - Jeff Skoll Group , Malek Jandali - Pianos for Peace , Mary Robinson - Mary Robinson Foundation - Climate Justice , May 3, 2016
Peace + Prosperity: Youth Seizing the Future
Angela Nzioki - Pluspeople Kenya Limited , Catalina Cock Duque - Fundacion Mi Sangre , Hilary Pennington - Ford Foundation , Iliana Montauk - Gaza Sky Geeks / Mercy Corps , Joseph Munyambanza - COBURWAS International Youth Organization to Transform Africa , May 2, 2016
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Start With Fierce Compassion for Yourself
Bart Weetjens - APOPO , April 13, 2016
Fierce compassion: what a stimulating theme for deep connection at the 2016 Skoll World Forum. At first, fierce compassion may sound like a paradox. We tend to associate fierceness with…
Skoll World Forum 2016: Fierce Compassion
Al Gore - Office of the Honorable Al Gore , Annie Griffiths - Ripple Effect Images , Jeff Skoll - Jeff Skoll Group , Malek Jandali - Pianos for Peace , Mary Robinson - Mary Robinson Foundation - Climate Justice , April 13, 2016
Is "fierce compassion" an oxymoron? Is it possible to be both fierce and compassionate? What other seemingly contradictory ideas do we accept at face value? Based on the theme of the…
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Fierce Compassion and the Fight Against Injustice
Barry Kerzin - Altruism in Medicine Institute , March 29, 2016
"Fierce compassion" is the theme of the 2016 Skoll World Forum. Some people view compassion as weakness or passivity, but this is a misunderstanding. Some of the strongest and most…