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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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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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Recap, Day Two: Leadership, Talent and Innovation

Deanna Zandt
Lux Digital

 
 
 

No rest for the wicked entrepreneurial at Skoll World Forum: we jumped right back into the deep end on Thursday. Still basking in brisk sunshine, delegates and speakers joined into our conversations on ambition with enthusiasm and creativity. Here were some of the themes that emerged during Day Two.

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No rest for the wicked entrepreneurial at Skoll World Forum: we jumped right back into the deep end on Thursday. Still basking in brisk sunshine, delegates and speakers joined into our conversations on ambition with enthusiasm and creativity. Here were some of the themes that emerged during Day Two.

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Are Intrapreneurs the New Rock-Stars?

Rajeeb Dey
Enternships.com

 
 
 

Why don’t we celebrate the intrapreneurs more? Coming to Skoll has helped me empathize more with the challenges intrapreneurs face and I urge us all to support the intrapreneurial movement. Campaigns such as The League of Intrapreneurs are playing their part in doing this but I feel that the time has come for us to turn the spotlight on these unsung heroes.

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Why don’t we celebrate the intrapreneurs more? Coming to Skoll has helped me empathize more with the challenges intrapreneurs face and I urge us all to support the intrapreneurial movement. Campaigns such as The League of Intrapreneurs are playing their part in doing this but I feel that the time has come for us to turn the spotlight on these unsung heroes.

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2014 Skoll World Forum: As It Happens

The Guardian

The Guardian's Social Enterprise Network brings you the latest news, tweets and updates from the 2014 Skoll World Forum for Social Entrepreneurship.

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The Guardian's Social Enterprise Network brings you the latest news, tweets and updates from the 2014 Skoll World Forum for Social Entrepreneurship.

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

Paul Farmer

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Recap: Designing impact: The gospels of Kevin Starr

Henrik Storm Dyrssen
Leksell Social Ventures

 
 
 

‘Many social entrepreneurs start speaking to me of how they are going to achieve impact, without really elaborating on what they want to achieve.’ The what comes first, the how comes later. What is the behaviour you wish to change?

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‘Many social entrepreneurs start speaking to me of how they are going to achieve impact, without really elaborating on what they want to achieve.’ The what comes first, the how comes later. What is the behaviour you wish to change?

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Recap: The 450 Million Farmer Opportunity: Large-Scale Change through Smallholder Finance

Sonal Bains
Lux Digital

 
 
 

Can investors, global development institutions, NGOs and companies effectively deploy resources to empower smallholder farmers? The answer is yes, but it will require strong collaboration, according to thought leaders and investors in the space who participated in today’s panel.

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Can investors, global development institutions, NGOs and companies effectively deploy resources to empower smallholder farmers? The answer is yes, but it will require strong collaboration, according to thought leaders and investors in the space who participated in today’s panel.

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Social Impact Bonds: Revealing the Invisible Heart of Markets

Esha Chhabra
Dowser

 
 
 

Social impact bonds are a new financial export from the UK.  They’ve become a popular financial tool in the US with recent investments escalating to over $10 million for new projects in recidivism, healthcare, and education.  Backed by foundations such as Rockefeller and Bloomberg, and with buy-in from corporates such as Bank of America, they’ve created a stir, offering a different way to finance government-backed social programs.

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Social impact bonds are a new financial export from the UK.  They’ve become a popular financial tool in the US with recent investments escalating to over $10 million for new projects in recidivism, healthcare, and education.  Backed by foundations such as Rockefeller and Bloomberg, and with buy-in from corporates such as Bank of America, they’ve created a stir, offering a different way to finance government-backed social programs.

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Recap: The ambitious power of AND

Lucy Bartlett
Independent

 
 
 

We should all learn to think in “and” rather than in terms of “but.”  As Daniel Lubetzky showed through his amazing stories about his journey to create the socially impactful and socially sustainable venture, Kind, “using ‘and’ helps you start to create all kinds of powerful possibilities.”

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We should all learn to think in “and” rather than in terms of “but.”  As Daniel Lubetzky showed through his amazing stories about his journey to create the socially impactful and socially sustainable venture, Kind, “using ‘and’ helps you start to create all kinds of powerful possibilities.”

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Recap, Day One: Communities, Hearts and Ambition

Deanna Zandt
Lux Digital

 
 
 

Day One of the Skoll World Forum kicked off with near-boundless energy all over the Saïd Business School here in Oxford, UK.

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Day One of the Skoll World Forum kicked off with near-boundless energy all over the Saïd Business School here in Oxford, UK.

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