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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?

The future of deliveryWith the help of advanced technology and new business models, global delivery is changing before our eyes.

Toward a global science of delivery

Jim Yong KimJim Yong Kim
World Bank Group

In the years ahead, allying the strengths of the public, private, and civil-society sectors will be critical to getting delivery right and achieving development goals. Read More

College for all

Andre DuaAndre Dua
McKinsey & Company

Massive open online courses can now reach millions around the world. This new way of teaching and learning is poised to usher in a new system of credentialing that may compete with college degrees within a decade. Read More

Mobile Afghanistan

Karim KhojaKarim Khoja
Roshan

As Afghanistan's largest telecommunications provider, Roshan is part of a new generation of companies that are redefining the concept of a social enterprise in emerging markets. Read More

Change agents

Sally OsbergSally Osberg
The Skoll Foundation

Socially entrepreneurial organizations are often lean but always high touch. They build networks of trust that inspire and support local leaders, first to transform their local communities and then to build broader social movements Read More

Delivery 2.0

Eoin DalySeelan Singham
Eoin Daly and Seelan Singham
McKinsey & Company

How governments can deliver better, faster, cheaper outcomes, and be seen to do so. We have seen governments around the world use Delivery 2.0 to meet their challenges—even in times of crisis. Read More

The fireflies next time

Denielle SachsRichard McGill Murphy
Denielle Sachs and Richard McGill Murphy
McKinsey & Company

Social entrepreneurs are testing many ideas about the proper relationship between business and society, some of which may eventually scale up and become standard practice for organizations of all sizes. While the solutions are diverse, most are based on the working assumption that profit and purpose need not conflict. Read More

Crisis maps

Patrick MeierPatrick Meier
Qatar Computing Research Institute

Crisis-mapping technology has emerged in the past five years as a tool to help humanitarian organizations deliver assistance to victims of civil conflicts and natural disasters. 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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