Entries by Skoll Centre

And they’re off! Welcome new students!

It’s been a busy summer here (sorry for the lag on the blogging!) but we’re back in action! It’s the first week of term for the new MBAs and the halls are buzzing. We’re welcoming new students with an exciting opening to social innovation – 2 days of conversations with alumni, faculty, practitioners, and of […]

Don’t be an entrepreneur, build systems

  This past June, TedxOxbridge premiered at SBS.  It was a provacative day of big ideas on how we can rethink business for the 21st century. It featured entrepreneurs, academics, social innovators, designers and behavorial scientists – who were all asking “How can we imagine Business as Unusual?” All videos from the day are now […]

Skollar Catch-Up: Shawn Smith on “the valley of death”

This is the first in a series of posts featuring the current work of Skollar alumni. This post reconnects us with Shawn Smith, generic Skollar and SBS graduate from 2009-2010.  You can follow all his latest thinking on twitter. Life has moved quickly since leaving SBS, and it’s very hard to believe I just completed […]

The Expanding Impact Investing Ecosystem: ImpactAssets 50

This post was writen by Skoll Centre Director, diagnosis Pamela Hartigan. If you are an investor who has been wooed by impact investing and are looking for solid deals, capsule where do you go? That was the challenge faced by Ron Cordes, order a wealthy New York based entrepreneur who was faced with the prospect […]

Skoll Centre Research Grant Recepients Announced!

We are pleased to announce the recepients of the Skoll Centre Research Grants.  This newly lauched scheme offers University of Oxford academics and researchers the opportunity to advance knowledge in the field of social entrepreneurship – with this year’s theme specifically focused on finance. It is an area timely and relevant to practitioners and academics […]

EcoEnterprises Fund: Growth capital for sustainable businesses

There is no denying the prevalence and prominence of the impact investing discourse these days.  A hot topic? Absolutely.  A brand new conversation?  Not even close. So, when you can hear from one of the early pioneers of the industry, it is always insightful. This week we hosted Tammy Newmark and Michele Pena of EcoEnterprises […]