Tag: social entrepreneur

Olivia Wilde is Turning Philanthropy on Its Head and Making a Profit

As a self-proclaimed proponent of the power of voting with your dollars, actress Olivia Wilde is proving it’s possible to live well without destroying the Earth and its inhabitants. Olivia, along with her business partner, Barbara “Babs” Burchfield, launched Conscious Commerce three years ago. The online marketplace features curated goods from ethical brands, as well […]

Three Unconventional Lessons for Business School Students

It’s unusual when a successful entrepreneur opens a presentation to a room full of business school students with a photograph of her twin baby boys. But then Jessica Jackley isn’t a typical entrepreneur. As one of the speakers of a three-year series funded by the Pears Foundation at the Saïd Business School at Oxford, entrepreneur […]

Jeff Skoll on Social Enterprise

The first president of eBay explains why he believes both social enterprise and impact investing provide the best model to deal with global challenges. You are clearly a man with a vision – what makes you tick? My vision was something that started when I was a kid. I used to read a lot, and […]