The Skoll Foundation drives large-scale change by investing in, connecting, and celebrating social entrepreneurs and other innovators dedicated to solving the world’s most pressing problems. Social entrepreneurs are proven leaders whose approaches and solutions to social problems are helping to better the lives and circumstances of countless underserved or disadvantaged individuals. By identifying the people and programs already bringing positive change around the world, the Skoll Foundation empowers them to extend their reach, deepen their impact and fundamentally improve society.
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6/13/13: Sally Osberg Speaks, Leads Discussion at Annenberg Alchemy Gold
6/12/13: David Rothschild's Trip to Brazil: Seeing Deforestation Solutions Firsthand
The Skoll Global Threats Fund confronts global threats imperiling humanity by seeking solutions, strengthening alliances, and spurring the actions needed to safeguard the future. Created in 2009 by Jeff Skoll, its initial focus will be on five global issues that, if unchecked, could bring the world to its knees: climate change, water scarcity, pandemics, nuclear proliferation and Middle East conflict. The Skoll Global Threats Fund does not accept unsolicited grant proposals.
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6/13/13: NPR — As Drought Turns to Flood, Farmers Get Weather Whiplash
6/12/13: Washington Post — US-China Climate Deal was Long in the Works
The Skoll World Forum on Social Entrepreneurship accelerates the impact of the world’s leading social entrepreneurs by uniting them with essential partners in a collaborative pursuit of learning, leverage and large scale social change. This premier gathering of the world’s leading social entrepreneurs is a program of the Skoll Foundation and is co-produced with the Skoll Center for Social Entrepreneurship at the Saïd Business School, Oxford University.
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5/31/13: Luiz Ros of the Inter-American Development Bank On How Business Can Fight Poverty
5/14/13: Ending HIV/AIDS in the United States
Participant Media believes that a good story well told can inspire and compel social change. Whether it is a feature film, documentary or other form of media, Participant exists to tell compelling, entertaining stories that bring to the forefront real issues that shape our lives. For each of its projects, Participant creates extensive social action and advocacy programs which provide ideas and tools to transform the impact of the media experience into individual and community action.
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6/3/13: Multi-Channel News Story on New Networks Replacing Existing Channels Includes Pivot
5/31/13: Jennifer Garnick, Appointed VP, Public Relations For Participant Media's Pivot and TakePart
TakePart.com is an independent online community that connects its members directly to the issues that inspire them to engage, contribute and take action. Our team of editors, writers, and researchers curate and deliver actions in context with in-depth primers to the social, environmental, political and cultural issues of our day. By joining TakePart, individuals and organizations become part of a networked media hub. We’re all here to facilitate collaboration, promote causes and pool resources to create real change in real communities.
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6/11/13: Watch Al Gore and Jeff Skoll's Live Google+ Hangout On Climate Change and 'An Inconvenient Truth'
6/5/13: It's Your Chance to Talk Climate Change With Al Gore!
5/22/13: TakePart Nominated for 2 LA Press Club Awards
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