Bringing together creative and ambitious leaders, thinkers, artists, and innovators to inspire and challenge each other in entrepreneurial approaches to global challenges.
Each year, the world’s most influential social entrepreneurs, key thought leaders, and strategic partners gather at the University of Oxford’s Saïd Business School to exchange ideas, solutions, and information.
The Skoll World Forum on Social Entrepreneurship is the premier international platform for advancing entrepreneurial approaches and solutions to the world’s most pressing problems. Our mission is to accelerate 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.
Produced by the Skoll Foundation and hosted at the Skoll Centre for Social Entrepreneurship at the Saïd Business School, the Forum shines a spotlight on best practices, new innovations, and connects leaders to one another to advance global social progress. Forum delegates represent nearly 65 countries and participate in a range of interactive events in inspiring Oxford locations. The Forum is a unique platform for delegates to openly share, collaborate, innovate, and ultimately, advance social entrepreneurship.
The Skoll Foundation was created to pursue a vision of a sustainable, peaceful and prosperous world. Led by President and CEO Sally Osberg from 2001 to 2018, and now led by Interim President Richard Fahey, the Skoll Foundation’s mission is to drive large-scale change by investing in, connecting, and celebrating social entrepreneurs and other innovators dedicated to solving the world’s most pressing problems.
The Skoll Centre for Social Entrepreneurship at Saïd Business School, University of Oxford is a leading academic entity for the advancement of social entrepreneurship worldwide. It fosters innovative social transformation through education, research, and collaboration. The Skoll Centre seeks to provide high potential individuals with the inspiration, knowledge, skills, and networks they need to effectively pursue careers of positive social impact. The Centre was created in 2003 with an initial and ongoing investment by Jeff Skoll. www.skollcentre.com
Established in 1996, the Saïd Business School is one of Europe’s youngest and most entrepreneurial business schools. An integral part of Oxford University, the School embodies the academic rigor and forward thinking that has made Oxford a world leader in education and research. The School has an established reputation for research in a wide range of areas, including finance and accounting, organizational analysis, international management, strategy, and operations management. The School is dedicated to developing a new generation of business leaders and entrepreneurs and conducting research not only into the nature of business, but the connections between business and the wider world. www.sbs.ox.ac.uk