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Adequate preparation and access to education are indispensable to unlocking the economic opportunities that make a rise out of poverty possible.

 

Jason Saul, CEO of Mission Measurement, and Nolan Gasser, Chief Musicologist at Pandora, might, at first, seem like an unusual pairing for a session at the Skoll World Forum, but there again, what is usual for this event.

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Is the Traditional Role of the Teacher Outdated?

Lucy Bartlett
Independent

 
 
 

“…let me compare education to health care. If a doctor from 100 years ago entered a hospital today, he would feel very out of place. He wouldn’t understand the equipment or the processes. If, however, a teacher from 100 years ago entered a modern day classroom, he would not feel so lost…“

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“…let me compare education to health care. If a doctor from 100 years ago entered a hospital today, he would feel very out of place. He wouldn’t understand the equipment or the processes. If, however, a teacher from 100 years ago entered a modern day classroom, he would not feel so lost…“

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How Social Franchising Is Bringing Jobs to the Developing World

Entrepreneur.com

Franchising is a powerful business model capable of efficiently delivering to the masses such varied resources as oil changes, emergency medical care, accounting services and jelly doughnuts. But could it do even more?

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Franchising is a powerful business model capable of efficiently delivering to the masses such varied resources as oil changes, emergency medical care, accounting services and jelly doughnuts. But could it do even more?

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The 21st Century City: Future Opportunity or Future Threat?

Henrik Storm Dyrssen
Leksell Social Ventures

 
 
 

Slums should not be seen as a problem in and of themselves. Rather they represent stunted progression in the journey of those hoping to make a better life in the city.

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Slums should not be seen as a problem in and of themselves. Rather they represent stunted progression in the journey of those hoping to make a better life in the city.

“This is the fastest growing movement in the world. Make no doubt about it.”

Paul Hawken

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My Modest Proposal...Why Not?

Jenny Bowen
Half the Sky Foundation

 
 
 

I’ve just returned from my sixth annual visit to the Skoll World Forum in Oxford, UK. The Forum (and the Skoll Foundation) is focused on “accelerating entrepreneurial approaches and innovative solutions to the world’s most pressing social issues.” Like most of the 1,000 delegates, I’m sure, I came away energized, full of bright ideas and new resolve. But this time around, it also got me thinking. Maybe we’re missing something here.

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I’ve just returned from my sixth annual visit to the Skoll World Forum in Oxford, UK. The Forum (and the Skoll Foundation) is focused on “accelerating entrepreneurial approaches and innovative solutions to the world’s most pressing social issues.” Like most of the 1,000 delegates, I’m sure, I came away energized, full of bright ideas and new resolve. But this time around, it also got me thinking. Maybe we’re missing something here.

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Inspirations from the Skoll World Forum

Catherine Brown
Lord Mayor's Charitable Foundation

 
 
 

It was humbling to listen to the winners of the Skoll World Forum Awards for Social Entrepreneurs speak at the awards ceremony. Courageous people working to bring clean water and proper sewage to slums, giving people living in poverty access to banks and savings, ensuring that girls across the world receive an education with all the opportunities and knowledge that brings.

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It was humbling to listen to the winners of the Skoll World Forum Awards for Social Entrepreneurs speak at the awards ceremony. Courageous people working to bring clean water and proper sewage to slums, giving people living in poverty access to banks and savings, ensuring that girls across the world receive an education with all the opportunities and knowledge that brings.

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Skoll World Forum Review: Measuring Impact by Cost-per-Outcome

Subathirai Sivakumaran
United Nations Development Programme

 
 
 

In the third of a series of blogs on the SWF, Suba Sivakumaran delves into the complexities of social impact programme measurement.

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In the third of a series of blogs on the SWF, Suba Sivakumaran delves into the complexities of social impact programme measurement.

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Ambition to Audacity: Takeaways from the 2014 Skoll World Forum

Stanford Social Innovation Review

In 2012, the forum’s theme was “Flux,” signifying the unstable and uncertain environment in which most social entrepreneurs operate. Last year, the theme was “Disruption,” signifying the recalcitrant spirit of social entrepreneurs. This year, the theme portrayed a newfound maturity and confidence that wasn’t present in past years: “Ambition.”

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In 2012, the forum’s theme was “Flux,” signifying the unstable and uncertain environment in which most social entrepreneurs operate. Last year, the theme was “Disruption,” signifying the recalcitrant spirit of social entrepreneurs. This year, the theme portrayed a newfound maturity and confidence that wasn’t present in past years: “Ambition.”

“This matter of adding up, this question of sums, is not trivial.”

Paul Farmer

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