The Skoll Foundation is helping innovators and entrepreneurs make a difference in the world. Meet the 2017 Skoll Award recipients.
When Beau’s All Natural Brewing Company’s co-founders decided to sell, there was only one way Steve Beauchesne, punk-rocker-turned-entrepreneur, felt he could do it: by selling his company to the employees through an employee-stock ownership plan and breaking the owner-versus-worker class system by turning the company’s workers into co-owners.
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.
The Menlo Innovations co-founder has focused the software-development company’s work on ending suffering for the program manager, developer and user with an industry-redefining approach that focuses first on finding joy at work.
Wine Without Water: Can Regenerative Agriculture Help Vintners Thrive Through the California Drought?
Vintners are increasingly relying on regenerative agriculture and dry-farm wines to adapt to the California drought. The sustainable and organic wine is valued by the growing market of millennial wine drinkers. These changes promise to shift the market … for the better.
Multimillion Dollar Poetry in Motion: Employee Ownership Was Key to This Company’s Succession Planning and Continued Prosperity
Future State’s employee-ownership plan has been integral to the company’s growth, innovation and public recognition. In this interview, we explore the benefits – and challenges – of employee ownership with leaders of this Bay Area ESOP.
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.
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.