Inspiring sessions at the Skoll World Forum

Lenka Setkova

From 30 March to 1 April, over 850 delegates from 54 countries attended the Skoll World Forum on Social Entrepreneurship in Oxford, an event that is pitched as the ‘premier international platform for accelerating entrepreneurial approaches and innovative solutions to the world’s most pressing social issues’. Of those attending, 13 per cent identified themselves as social entrepreneurs while 22 per cent identified themselves as coming from investment groups (finance-other, foundation/trust, individual investor/donor, and investment firm).

The theme of this year’s Forum was ‘Large scale change – ecosystems, networks and collaborative action’, focusing on the need to shift from disparate players and solutions to an ‘ecosystem approach that removes barriers and engages the full spectrum of actors required for sustainable change’.

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