The Skoll Foundation is helping innovators and entrepreneurs make a difference in the world. Meet the 2017 Skoll Award recipients.
Hootsuite founder Ryan Holmes has built the world’s largest social-media management company — the tool of choice for the majority of Fortune 1000 companies — valued at an estimated $1 billion. But his biggest impact may be in helping startups and nurturing new crops of tech entrepreneurs.
Fran Seegull, executive director of the U.S. Impact Investing Alliance, has long worked against what she terms the “phantom balance sheet,” which ignores economic, social and environmental value when seeking wealth accumulation at any cost. She speaks in this interview about mainstreaming an impact-investing model, including in pension funds, that
In this dialogue, the Dalai Lama teaches the benefits of ethical business. When business leaders widen the lens of the definition of “success” to include the environment and social justice, business becomes an instrument for social change and brings happiness.
Joe Hudson lives at the intersection of self-exploration, inner discovery and venture capital. Hudson doesn’t invest in a project unless it has the potential to reach at least 10 million children a year – and has been successful doing it.
You don’t have to have tons of money to get involved with impact investing. The average individual can also take advantage of some entry platforms.
As co-founder and CEO of Flat World Partners, Anna-Marie Wascher combines the philanthropic spirit of nonprofits, the sustainable business development models of microfinance, and her experience working as an investment consultant to shift the world of investing to focus on meaningful and profitable impact.
Laureate Education just made it safe for entrepreneurs, lawyers and venture capitalists to incorporate and build startups as benefit corporations.
Lisa Hall, former president and CEO of Calvert, is now a Co-Managing Director of Impact Investing with Anthos Asset Management. At both firms, she has developed ways to invest in women, empower female investors, and move the conversation from charity to social investing.