Times have changed since social investment was first big news in the New Labour years. Now there’s less money and political tides are moving in different directions. David Floyd wonders if social investment can respond to today’s challenges.
Over the last 12 years, the Skoll World Forum has offered an embarrassment of riches when it comes to inspirational, world changing speakers. Included in our selection are a smattering of world leaders, a few Nobel prize winners and a pop star.
Prior to this year’s Skoll World Forum we talked to Skoll Foundation CEO Sally Osberg to discuss her recently published book on social entrepreneurs and the effect they are having on global challenges.
"Always remember the will to act is a renewable resource." Al Gore takes to the stage at the 2016 Skoll World Forum to urge participants not to give up in the plight to make climate action an international priority.
How is the B Corps movement getting on? At Marmalade, the fringe event to the Skoll World Forum in Oxford, the founders gave an update whilst Cliff Prior of Big Society Capital hinted at something similar the UK government may be hatching.