Entries by Skoll Centre

Debating the future of social finance at the house of lords

This post was written by Elizabeth Ritchey, member of the SBS  2010-2011 MBA class, and co-chair of the Social Finance OBN. On May 24th the Social Finance OBN (Oxford Business Network) and the Social Entrepreneurship OBNs teamed up for a joint trip down to London to visit the House of Lords. Tim Jones, the Social […]

Announcing the 2011-2012 Skollars!

Drumroll, please! It’s a special day here at the Skoll Centre, as we can finally introduce you to our newest class of Skoll Skollars! After a rigorous 6 month search, we have selected four fantastic social entrepreneurs who have made significant contributions to the field already – and who will continue to do so long […]

Achieving Transformative Philanthropy: Promises and Challenges for Colombia

This post is written by Skoll Centre Director Pamela Hartigan, ampoule who has just returned from Colombia. When Felipe Medina emailed me eight months ago inviting me to keynote a meeting in Cartagena, Colombia, sales on “Transformational Philanthropy”, I needed little persuading. Colombia is my favourite country on the planet –well, okay – definitely my […]

SBS Venture Fund gives flight to big ideas

This post was written by Vannary Sar, of the Skoll Centre. Last night hundreds of students, alumni and people from the business community gathered at Saїd to watch the Venture Fund Final (or should I say “show-down”) and let me tell you, what a fun night!  The Venture Fund happens once a year and is […]