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Volume 7Entrepreneurship Without Boundaries

Entrepreneurs are solving complex societal challenges across the globe. It’s happening “at the table” within established organizations, “off the grid” on difficult terrain, and “on the web” in the digital world. Across this spectrum, we often find Millennial entrepreneurs leading the charge.

Volume 6How We Give

Distinguished experts and donors share new insights on global giving trends and propose solutions to barriers that inhibit individual philanthropy aimed at improving social outcomes.

Volume 5The Art and Science of Delivery

Delivery is both an art and a science. We think the art is in the innovation and adaptability of the actors and different delivery models, while the science lies in replicating and scaling those models.

What MattersCities

As the global population becomes increasingly urbanized, what will the cities of the future look like?

Scale what worksGlobal supply chains, creative financing, and new technology can magnify the impact of social innovation.

Soda pop and vaccines

Bea PerezGuy Wollaert
Bea Perez and Guy Wollaert
The Coca-Cola Company

Along with having one of the largest distribution systems in the world comes the responsibility to generate positive social outcomes in a sustainable way. Read More

Investing in inclusion

Michael SchleinMichael Schlein
Accion

Philanthropy is insufficient to achieve full financial inclusion. We need to harness the capital markets and create institutions that deliver both social and financial returns. Read More

Your cell phone can change the world

Yvette Alberdingk ThijmYvette Alberdingk Thijm
Witness

Our experience training grassroots activists in the use of video has shown that visual media must be infused with “superpowers” to live up to their potential as change agents. Read More

Human capital

Nitin ParanjpeNitin Paranjpe
Hindustan Unilever

Business leaders have every incentive to create sustainable growth models. If we don’t do it, we’ll sink. Moreover, companies that figure out how to grow sustainably will have a real competitive advantage. Read More

Turning school upside down

Jessica YuenSalman Khan
Jessica Yuen and Salman Khan
Khan Academy

Khan Academy's mission is to provide a free world-class education for anyone, anywhere. It is a lofty goal, but one that seems uniquely possible at this moment in history, as the costs of distributing content at scale continue to decrease. Read More

Voices on Society topics

  • Entrepreneurship Without Boundaries

    Entrepreneurs are solving complex societal challenges across the globe. It’s happening “at the table” within established organizations, “off the grid” on difficult terrain, and “on the web” in the digital world. Across this spectrum, we often find Millennial entrepreneurs leading the charge.

  • How We Give

    Distinguished experts and donors share new insights on global giving trends and propose solutions to barriers that inhibit individual philanthropy aimed at improving social outcomes.

  • The Art and Science of Delivery

    Delivery is both an art and a science. We think the art is in the innovation and adaptability of the actors and different delivery models, while the science lies in replicating and scaling those models.

  • The Socially Conscious Consumer

    How the global rise of socially conscious consumers can help drive environmental and economic sustainability.

  • Financing Social Change

    Across the globe, innovative new tools are helping fund social change.

  • Beyond advocacy – business needs to get its head in the gameJobs for the young & restless

    Youth around the world have been particularly hard hit, registering disturbingly high unemployment numbers.

  • Social innovation

    Can fresh thinking solve the world’s most intractable problems?

  • Social entrepreneurs

    Can social entrepreneurs create large scale change?

  • Cities

    As the global population becomes increasingly urbanized, what will the cities of the future look like?

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