Grab a portable lunch and join peer-to-peer lunchtime discussions of subjects suggested by fellow Skoll World Forum delegates. Discussions begin at 11:45am.
Public Interest Journalism: Open Data, Trust, and Citizen Governance
WEST WING, LECTURE THEATRE 6
Over the last decade-plus, local newspapers and broadcast tv and radio stations have been fighting to survive in an environment of increasing consumer media choices and declining funding. In particular, local public media radio and tv stations are facing big funding gaps with threats of more cuts to come. How can public interest journalism be bolstered to continue to provide reliable and critical local information and news? What are the opportunities to build coalitions and cooperatives that could serve local, national, and global communities and renew trust among citizens, civil society, and government officials?
Pat Mitchell, Pat Mitchell Media
Accelerating Private Sector Sustainability Leadership
WEST WING, LECTURE THEATRE 7
Private sector leadership is crucial to transition to a low-carbon, clean energy economy. Explore how capital market leaders can engage governments on social and environmental issues in a challenging political time.
Mindy Lubber, Ceres
Understanding Each Other’s Impact
WEST WING, SEMINAR 1
Finding common ground in how we talk about, measure, and manage impact. How can we shape new norms for understanding impact expectations and managing performance?
Clara Barby, Bridges Ventures
Building the Conscious Consumer Meta-Movement
WEST WING, SEMINAR 2
Is it time to forge a grand alliance across responsible business networks, sustainability certification systems, consumer activation organizations, and activist movements? We’ll discuss next steps toward a visionary movement.
Paul Rice, Fair Trade USA
Defending Common Resources
WEST WING, SEMINAR 3
Deforestation is a “wicked hard” problem that still threatens tropical forests worldwide. How can we adapt and scale promising approaches that have reduced Brazilian Amazon deforestation by more than a third and preserve global rainforests?
Beto Verissimo, Imazon
Bridging Boundaries Through Access to Education
WEST WING, SEMINAR 4
Higher education is a key ingredient to advance peace and economic development. How can online educational tools support a new generation of global citizens struggling with socioeconomic, cultural, or other constraints?
Shai Reshef, University of the People
Funders: Opportunities Beyond Capital
WEST WING, SEMINAR 5
Come discuss ways funders can catalyze social impact beyond providing capital.
Jim Bildner, Draper Richards Kaplan Foundation
Addressing the Asset Financing Gap
WEST WING, SEMINAR 8
Join a discussion on barriers and emerging solutions to improve access to productive assets, such as as farm equipment, storage solutions, and solar energy systems.
Tim Rann, Mercy Corps
Adopting Global Development Innovations
WEST WING, SEMINAR 9
When designing innovations to solve humanity’s greatest challenges, what are best practices to test and enable adoption across the development industry? Share your insights and barriers, incentives, and cultural challenges.
Alexis Bonnell, US Global Development Lab
Leveraging the Power of Your Peers
WEST WING, SEMINAR 10
Building community in the impact space. How Tendrel, a new global association for social entrepreneurs, is creating greater connectivity and collaboration through a chapter network of peer forums and advocacy.
Rodrigo Baggio, Tendrel