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Sustaining the Social Good

August 19, 2011

The Skoll Foundation has recently released a short film about social entrepreneurship. Its an inspiring 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.

Our own John and Susan Collin Marks are Skoll Foundation Fellows, recognized for their innovative contributions to peace and security through social entrepreneurship.

The culture of entrepreneurship is one that goes beyond the founding of Search and into the work we do around the world as well as the culture within which our staff operate. The creative lens through which we view challenges has resulted in innovative thinking about how to engage young people, get feuding groups to see one another’s perspectives, and ambitious attempts to actually shift people’s attitudes and behaviors.   All of this is done, with an eye for sustainability so that as a result of our work, more social entrepreneurs are born!

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  1. August 24, 2011 3:28 am

    Learning the depths of Social Entrepreneurship has
    made me realize many things in my own life. I have been
    taking the wrong approach towards life which took me towards
    the path I never wanted to take in the first place. Beginning
    with the crystal clear clarity about my goals and taking every
    one I know into consideration is the next step I intend to take
    very seriously.

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