Attendees of the Skoll World Forum share their thoughts about the event's impact: a passion for the community it creates and the opportunities it offers – but some doubts about how representative it is.
The conference on social entrepreneurship gathered delegates from around the world – but were voices from the Global South given the prominence they deserve? Our takeaways from last week's summit in Oxford.
Former US vice president, Nobel prize winner, climate action pioneer and regular Skoll World Forum star speaker fires up audience of social innovators in Oxford, England with impassioned presentation on importance of different perspectives.
Heated debate on impact investing at Skoll World Forum raises concerns about poor evidence of impact and “misguided” assumptions. But some say it can work if investors adopt alternative vehicles and reach out to untapped pools of capital.
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