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Thursday, April 15, 2010

2010 Skoll Awards For Social Entrepreneurship

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Session Description

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 action in this speech at the Skoll Awards for Social Entrepreneurship. Later, Michael Jenkins of Forest Trends, Carlos Souza Jr and Adalberto Verissimo of Imazon, Andrew Youn of One Acre Fund, Scott Gilmore of Peace Dividend Trust, Molly Melching of Tostan, and Ambrosius Ruwindrijarto and Silverius Oscar Unggul of Telepak accept their awards in this video.

Featuring Remarks by:
Paul Hawken, CEO, OneSun Solar
Sally Osberg, President and CEO, Skoll Foundation

Musical Performance By:
Jimmy and Donnie Demers

When | Where

17:30 - 19:00 Thursday, April 15

Session leaders

  • Musician,
    Jimmy and Donnie Demers performed at the Skoll World Forum 2010.
  • Founder, Telapak
    The rate of unsustainable environmental practices is one of the highest in Indonesia. Telapak came into existence in response to the rise of illegal logging activities and the depletion of marine life. The lack of education and awareness of environmental issues have been draining the country of its natural resources since its colonial days. Concessions exploit the land and some businesses use bribery and other illicit means to gain permits. When Telapak first started, there was no effective monitoring mechanism to oversee the quota system for the harvesting of timber, coral and fishing. Indigenous people living near these natural resources were also under conflict with large companies over land and resource rights. In response to these issues, Ambrosius Ruwindrijarto, Silverius Oscar Unggul and four other friends started Telapak.
  • President, Telapak
    Onte, Silverius Oscar Unggul, elected as president of Telapak on 2016. Onte, is co-founder of Perkumpulan Telapak in 2002 and help the organization transform from advocacy based organization to solution based organization. Onte, known as initiator of community logging movement, he lead the Telapak’s team to transform the illegal loggers become a sustainable famers on logging with built cooperatives in many places in Indonesia. Success with the famers, Telapak working with destructive fisherman and also success to transform them to achieve their sustainable livelihood with sustainable way. Now, in collaborate with private sector, IT company and cooperatives, Telapak work to develop community-based tracebility system for many comodities in Indonesia.
  • Michael Jenkins Speaker
    President & CEO, Forest Trends Association
    Has worked over 30 years in sustainable forestry and development including field work in Paraguay Brazil and Haiti. Held senior positions at MacArthur Foundation, appropriate technology International and the World Bank. Launched Forest Trends in 1999 to build market like approaches to bringing value to ecosystem services and benefits to local communities. Speaks Spanish, Portuguese, French, creole and Guarani.
  • Senior Researcher, Imazon
    I did my undergraduate degree in Geology, in Brazil, at the Pará State Federal University, a M.Sc. in Soil Science at Penn State University, and Ph.D. in Geography at University of California in Santa Barbara. I am a senior researcher at Imazon and conduct research on spatial analysis and on remote sensing for mapping and monitoring forest changes. In 2010, I received the Skoll Award on Social Entrepreneurship in recognition to the development and operationalization of SAD - the first independent forest monitoring system in Brazil. I had also co-founded Terras App Solutions a startup firm that develops geospatial Apps for rural property management, monitoring and geotraceability of agroforestry products. I am currently engaged in crowdsourcing mapping and capacity building using Google Earth Engine, MapBiomas Project in Brazil, and contributing with forest monitoring in Brazil and Pan-Amazonia countries.
    CEO and Founder,
    Marc Freedman is founder and CEO of A former Visiting Scholar at Stanford University, he is a member of the Wall Street Journal’s “Experts” panel and the author of four books, most recently, The Big Shift: Navigating the New Stage Beyond Midlife. His new book, How to Live Forever, will be published by Hachette Book Group in January of 2019. Freedman co-founded Experience Corps and spearheaded creation of the Purpose Prize, the Encore Fellows initiative, and the Generation to Generation campaign. He has been honored as a Skoll Awardee, and Ashoka Senior Fellow, and a Social Entrepreneur of the Year by the Schwab Foundation/World Economic Forum. Freedman serves on the boards of Stanford’s Distinguished Careers Institute, the Milken Center for the Future of Aging, and the Brown School of Social Work at Washington University in St. Louis. He is a graduate of Swarthmore College and the Yale School of Management.
  • Scott Gilmore Speaker
    Scott is the founder of Building Markets, a social enterprise that helps create jobs and reduce poverty by connecting local entrepreneurs to global markets. Under his leadership, that organization pioneered new models for creating shared value, and helped broker over $1.2 billion in contracts in Afghanistan, Haiti, Timor Leste, Burma, and Liberia, creating 70,000 jobs in the process. Currently Scott is working on the launch of a private equity investment fund for frontier markets in Africa. Prior to this, Scott was a Canadian diplomat with extensive experience in Asia and worked for the United Nations peacekeeping mission in East Timor. In 2010, President Obama and Prime Minister Harper awarded the G20 SME Prize to Scott. The Globe & Mail designated him a "Leading Thinker" on aid in the 21st century, the World Economic Forum has honored him as a Young Global Leader, and he is a Senior Fellow with the Munk School of Global Affairs and the Ashoka Foundation.
  • Paul Hawken Speaker
    CEO, OneSun, Solar
    Paul Hawken is an environmentalist, entrepreneur, journalist, and author. Starting at age 20, he dedicated his life to sustainability and changing the relationship between business and the environment. His practice has included starting and running ecological businesses, writing and teaching about the impact of commerce on living systems, and consulting with governments and corporations on economic development, industrial ecology, and environmental policy. His books have been published in over 50 countries and 27 languages. They include The Ecology of Commerce, Natural Capitalism, and Blessed Unrest. He is CEO of OneSun, Solar.
  • Molly Melching Speaker
    Founder and Creative Director, Tostan
    Molly Melching is the Founder and Creative Director of Tostan. Having lived and worked in Senegal since 1974, Molly has received international recognition for her groundbreaking educational programs. Melching’s early experiences in Senegal reinforced her beliefs that many development efforts were not addressing the needs and realities of African communities. In collaboration with Senegalese villagers, Melching developed a new type of education program that actively involved both adults and youth by using African languages and traditional African methods of learning. Their efforts grew throughout the 1980s, leading Melching to found Tostan in 1991. The Tostan Community Empowerment Program (CEP) is a scalable, cross-cutting reference model at the global level for community-led development and large-scale social transformation. Implemented in local languages, the CEP engages community members in learning and reflecting on their values and vision for the future. By empowering communities to lead their own development, Tostan has catalyzed a grassroots movement in West Africa for the promotion of human rights and the abandonment of harmful practices, including female genital cutting (FGC) and child marriage. Recent post-program modules include Peace and Security and Early Childhood Development. Molly was CEO of Tostan for 26 years and led a transition process to welcome a new CEO to Tostan on September 1, 2017. Molly and the Tostan program have received numerous international awards and results include women's leadership, more than 8,000 communities in eight African countries abandoning FGC and child marriage.
  • Andrew Youn Speaker
    Founder and Director, One Acre Fund
    Andrew Youn started One Acre Fund in 2006. One Acre Fund only serves smallholder farmers in East Africa – and provides farm inputs, finance, and training that boosts farm profits by 50%. One Acre Fund has 6,000 staff who serve 600,000+ families per year, plus 750,000+ more families via partnership. The organization will double in size by 2020, and aims to be the most impactful distribution network for life-improving goods in rural Sub-Saharan Africa. Andrew graduated from Yale magna cum laude, is a former management consultant at Oliver Wyman, and received his MBA from Kellogg School of Management.
  • Beto Verissimo Speaker
    Senior Researcher, Imazon
    Beto Veríssimo is a senior research and co-founder of Imazon, an NGO think-and-do tank based in the Brazilian Amazon and founded in 1990. He holds a Master’a degree in Ecology from The Pennsylvania State University (USA) and graduate degree in Agriculture Engineer from the Federal Rural University of the Brazilian Amazon. He has published more than 170 scientific and technical articles and 25 books on conservation, natural resources management and public policies. His work has helped created about 25 million hectares of Conservation Units in the Brazilian Amazon and support forest management for more than 7 million hectares. In the last years he has worked on different strategies to reduce the level of deforestation and forest degradation in the Brazilian Amazon. He is also an AVINA Fellow and Ashoka Senior Fellow. In 2010 Beto received the Skoll Foundation Award for Social Entrepreneurship. In 2014 he was selected among the top 100 most influential people in Brazil by the Época Magazine. In 2015 he received the Globo Newspaper Brazilian Award on sustainability
  • Sally Osberg Speaker
    As the first President and CEO of the Skoll Foundation, Sally Osberg helped build it into the leading philanthropy in the field of social entrepreneurship. During her tenure, the Foundation supported more than 100 entrepreneurial organizations driving equilibrium change on many of the world’s most pressing problems and developed innovative platforms for connecting civil society, government and private sector leaders with societal problem solvers. Among these platforms are the annual Skoll World Forum on Social Entrepreneurship, the Skoll Centre at Oxford University’s Said Business School, and the Sundance Institute’s “Stories of Change” initiative. In 2015, Sally and Roger Martin published Getting Beyond Better: How Social Entrepreneurship Works, which articulates a theoretical framework for social entrepreneurship and distills lessons for practitioners, academics and impact investors. Her thought pieces have appeared in leading social impact and business journals and books; in 2015, she and Roger Martin were honored by Thinkers 50 for their intellectual leadership in the field of social enterprise. Prior to joining Jeff Skoll and the Skoll Foundation, Sally served as the founding Executive Director for Children’s Discovery Museum of San Jose, a pioneering institution in the field. Sally currently serves as the Chair of the Camfed (the Campaign for Female Education in Africa) USA Foundation, on the Philanthropy Advisory Council of the Royal Bank of Canada, on the Advisory Council of the Elders, and as a board director of the Social Progress Imperative and the Palestine-based Partners for Sustainable Development. She is also an Associate Fellow of the Said Business School of Oxford University. She received her M.A. in English and American Literature from the Claremont Graduate School and her B.A. in English from Scripps College, where she was elected to Phi Beta Kappa. Born in Boston, Sally grew up on the east coast but has spent most of her adult life in California. She now lives outside Philadelphia, in Wayne, Pa., within walking distance of her two grandchildren.
  • Jeff Skoll Speaker
    Founder & Chairman, Jeff Skoll Group
    Jeff Skoll is an entrepreneur devoted to creating a sustainable world of peace and prosperity. Over the last 17 years, he has crafted an innovative portfolio of philanthropic and commercial enterprises, each a distinctive catalyst for changing the trajectory of issues that most affect the survival and thriving of humanity. This portfolio includes the Skoll Foundation, Skoll Global Threats Fund, Participant Media, and Capricorn Investment Group—all coordinated under the Jeff Skoll Group umbrella. The Skoll entrepreneurial approach is unique: driving large-scale, permanent social impact by investing in a range of efforts that integrate powerful stories, data, capital markets, technology, partnerships, and organized learning networks. Operating independently from one another yet deeply connected through a shared vision, Skoll organizations galvanize public will, influence policy, and mobilize resources to accelerate the pace and depth of change. Jeff was the first full-time employee and President of eBay, where he experienced firsthand the power of combining entrepreneurship, technology, and trust in people. His work today embodies those fundamental lessons. All of Jeff’s organizations rely on the premise that people are fundamentally good, and that given the opportunity to do the right thing, they will.