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Welcome to the Skoll World Forum, bringing you the most relevant news, insight, and opportunities to accelerate entrepreneurial approaches and innovative solutions to the world’s most pressing social issues.

Maura_ONeill_150x150“Out in California, the Skoll folks are gearing up for the best World Forum on Social Entrepreneurship yet. So impressive how over a decade they have created the TED/DAVOS of Social Entrepreneurship each year in Oxford England – 1000 of the world’s best make important stuff happen and forget about asking permission leaders. I get more courageous just being in their presence…”

Maura O’Neill, PhD, Chief Innovation Officer of the US Agency for International Development (2009-2013)

Each year, nearly 1,000 distinguished delegates from the social, finance, private and public sectors convene in Oxford for three days and nights of critical debates, discussions and work sessions aimed at innovating, accelerating and scaling solutions to social challenges.

Past participants have included:

Malala Yousafzai, Nobel Laureate, education activist, blogger, author
Kofi Annan, Nobel Laureate, Former United Nations Secretary-General
Jimmy Carter, Nobel Laureate, Former President of the United States
Archbishop Emeritus Desmond Tutu, Nobel Laureate
Her Majesty Queen Noor of Jordan
Robert Redford, Sundance Institute
Sir Richard Branson, Founder, Virgin Group
Sir Ronald Cohen, Founder, Apax Partners
Tony Elumelu, C.O.N., Chairman, Heirs Holdings
Mary Robinson, Mary Robinson Foundation, Former President of Ireland
Mohammad Yunus, Nobel Laureate, Grameen Bank
Marina Silva, Marina Silva Institute, Green Party Presidential Candidate, Brazil
Michael Porter, Harvard Business School
Al Gore, Nobel Laureate, Former Vice President of the United States
Peter Gabriel, Activist & Musician
Her Majesty Queen Rania of Jordan

… and the list goes on.

In addition to the event, Skoll World Forum Online is a year-round platform where executive audiences can learn about the latest news and innovative approaches in a variety of focus areas (e.g. deforestation, education and economic opportunity, or healthcare access and treatment), and engage with the world’s leading thinkers and doers of social change on key questions, challenges and opportunities.

We have partnered with some of the world’s leading media institutions, foundations and other organizations to ensure both influential readership and quality content. We hope the combination of regular debates, individual contributions and curated insight will give you a dynamic and engaging place to discover new and relevant information quickly—in order to make better, more informed decisions on the issues you care about most.

We invite you to browse through our contributors, global events, curated articles and original content, or visit our homepage and customize your experience.

The Skoll World Forum is a programme of the Skoll Foundation and is co-produced with the Skoll Centre for Social Entrepreneurship at the Saïd Business School, Oxford University. The Forum is an invitation only event and new delegates are identified by our extensive referral network. However, we welcome you to become involved in our online community. Key sessions from Skoll World Forum are streamed live, and many others are recorded in the form of video, audio and photography. Social reporters also share insights from the Forum via blogs, tweets, videos and photos. We hope you join the movement from wherever you are.

Overview of the Skoll World Forum… a decade of disruption.


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