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Sustainable Markets

 
 
 

With a focus on the short term, today’s markets do not reflect the real costs of degraded natural resources and unjust labor practices or the hidden opportunities for long-term value creation.

Governments and civil society cannot win this battle alone; markets need to mobilize resources to speed this transformation, with supply and demand geared toward sustainable products, services, and practices.
We advance innovations that harness the power of markets to drive change by considering all costs and opportunities with a long-term perspective.
 

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Editor's Pick

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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Recap: Future-Proofing Businesses

Henrik Storm Dyrssen
Leksell Social Ventures

 
 
 

“We live in a VUCA world: volatile uncertain, complex, ambiguous (…) With so many blurred lines, who is responsible? How do we build purposeful strategy and foundations for sustainable business?”

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“We live in a VUCA world: volatile uncertain, complex, ambiguous (…) With so many blurred lines, who is responsible? How do we build purposeful strategy and foundations for sustainable business?”

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Climate Change: Who Will Lead?

The Elders

Jimmy Carter and Mary Robinson urge youth movements to create political momentum in the run-up to a major climate conference in Paris in December 2015.

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Jimmy Carter and Mary Robinson urge youth movements to create political momentum in the run-up to a major climate conference in Paris in December 2015.

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

Paul Farmer

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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.”

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Skoll World Forum Review: Corporate Intrapreneurs

Subathirai Sivakumaran
United Nations Development Programme

 
 
 

In the first of this series Suba Sivakumaran shares her experiences at the SWF 2014, beginning with what was discussed and learned about corporate intrapreneurship.

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In the first of this series Suba Sivakumaran shares her experiences at the SWF 2014, beginning with what was discussed and learned about corporate intrapreneurship.

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Recap: The Impact Jackpot: Service Delivery Innovation for the Very Poor

Sonal Bains
Lux Digital

 
 
 

“We can approach any poor person, anywhere in the world and know exactly how to solve their problem,” stated One Acre Fund Co-Founder and Director Andrew Youn during this year’s Skoll World Forum session on The Impact Jackpot.

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“We can approach any poor person, anywhere in the world and know exactly how to solve their problem,” stated One Acre Fund Co-Founder and Director Andrew Youn during this year’s Skoll World Forum session on The Impact Jackpot.

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Recap, Day Three: Vulnerability, Creativity and Collaboration

Deanna Zandt
Lux Digital

 
 
 

The final day of the Skoll World Forum came up on us quickly! Friday morning’s mood at Said Business school captured the levels of emotion that many of us felt: exhilarated, exhausted, never wanting to leave, anxious to get home and implement the new ideas we’ve learned.

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The final day of the Skoll World Forum came up on us quickly! Friday morning’s mood at Said Business school captured the levels of emotion that many of us felt: exhilarated, exhausted, never wanting to leave, anxious to get home and implement the new ideas we’ve learned.

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