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Skoll Centre for Social Entrepreneurship

Academic Institution, Commercial Social Purpose/Social Enterprise Organization, For-Profit Corporation, Non Governmental/Non-Profit Organization


The Skoll Centre at Oxford University is a leading academic entity with a mission to accelerate the impact of entrepreneurial activity that aims to transform unjust or unsatisfactory systems and practices.

The Centre does this by:

  • Cultivating talent and emerging leadership: we offer world-class graduate education that provides students with the vision and skills to bring together market-based approaches and social innovation
  • Supporting actionable insight through research: we generate research that contributes to the theory of social entrepreneurship and its practical applications to address critical global challenges whilst developing and supporting a network of academics and practitioners to disseminate this knowledge globally
  • Catalysing deep exchanges with a global community of innovators: we connect social entrepreneurs with thought leaders and key players in business, government, and philanthropy to enhance social impact.

Skoll Partnership

The Skoll Foundation partners with the Skoll Centre to demonstrate and accelerate the impact of social entrepreneurs by generating knowledge and advancing research with practical applications, developing leaders with business acumen and social innovation, and connecting social entrepreneurs with global leaders to enhance social impact.


Issue Areas: Arresting Deforestation · Clean Energy · Clean Water · Early Childhood to Primary Education · Economic Opportunity · Education · Environmental Sustainability · Financial Services · Health · Health Delivery · Human Rights · International Justice · Livelihoods · Living Conditions · Ocean Ecosystems · Peace · Post-Secondary Education · Responsible Supply Chains · Sanitation · Secondary Education · Smallholder Productivity · Standards · Sustainable Markets · Water Management · Women's and Girls' Education · Youth Job Skills


Alex NichollsProfessor of Social Entrepreneurship, Skoll Centre for Social Entrepreneurship
Christian SeelosDirector Global innovation for Impact Lab at Stanford U, Skoll Centre for Social Entrepreneurship