The Skoll Foundation is helping innovators and entrepreneurs make a difference in the world. Meet the 2017 Skoll Award recipients.
In business, we have the opportunity to nurture human relationships and a spirit of common purpose. We don’t have to agree about everything, but we have everything to gain from each other.
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.
The effects of climate change are already beginning to change the ways companies do business: Stakeholders are asking what steps businesses are taking, renewable energy is revolutionizing the energy industry, and investors are already shifting dollars away from high-carbon, negative-impact businesses. Gonzalo Muñoz, co-founder of Sistema B and CEO of
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.
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.
The future of business must embrace shared ownership and purpose. Marjorie Kelly explains how the election of President Trump is a sign of the end of an era and the beginning of a more equitable, democratic business model.
From how long business degrees should take to earn to how to best engage business schools in current sustainability goals and targets, author Giselle Weybrecht asks questions to get educators and administrators to think more creatively about how to embed sustainability into MBA education.
Juliana Pasqualini of sustainable cosmetics company Natura makes the case for promoting beauty and sustainability in order to build a more inclusive economy.
Neill Duffy of Purpose + Sport is working to make sure that big events such as Super Bowl 50 become sustainable sporting events, decreasing their environmental footprints and making them more purposeful.