Social Entrepreneurship

Social Entrepreneurs: Pioneering Social Change

The Skoll Foundation has recently completed a short film about the field of social entrepreneurship. Its a great overview of the progress made over the last three decades. It starts with Mohammad Yunus and includes interviews with a number of social entrepreneurs and others in the field, including Sally Osberg of the Skoll Foundation, Bill Drayton of Ashoka, Jacqueline Novogratz of the Acumen Fund, John Elkington of Volans, and author David Bornstein.

For more information on these and other social entreprenuers, visit

Uncommon Heroes

In addition to leveraging media partners to create and distribute social entrepreneurship content, the foundation has produced several seven-minute films profiling Skoll entrepreneurs. These Uncommon Heroes films are premiered each year at the Skoll World Forum in Oxford as part of our annual award ceremony and also distributed via YouTube and select web channels. The purpose of these films is to provide a practical tool for our social entrepreneurs, offer compelling examples of social entrepreneurship for the field and inspire others with stories of how one person can change the world at scale.  Click here to hear from Uncommon Heroes


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