Q&A

Interviews with social innovation leaders and thinkers

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Collaboration

Roundtable on Collective Impact

By Eric Nee & Michele Jolin

A discussion of the ways in which growing numbers of communities are aligning resources and pulling together to create significant change on a community problem.

Impact Investing

Elizabeth Littlefield

By Johanna Mair

Elizabeth Littlefield heads up OPIC, a federal agency that helps steer billions of dollars of private investment capital to developing countries.

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Foundations

Jeff Skoll

By Eric Nee 6

Jeff Skoll is one of the most creative, generous, and effective philanthropists of his time. And at age 47, he’s just getting started.

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Foundations

Chris West

By Johanna Mair 1

Chris West leverages the assets of the Shell Foundation and its corporate parent to improve the lives of low-income people in the developing world.

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Business

Roundtable on Shared Value

By John Kania & Mark Kramer 5

Executives from 10 major corporations discuss the innovative ways that they are putting societal issues at the core of their companies’ strategy and operations.

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Technology

Richard Jefferson

By Johanna Mair

Richard Jefferson believes that biotechnology can be used to benefit the poor and disenfranchised, but only if the R&D process is democratized.

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Environment

Manish Bapna

By Eric Nee

Manish Bapna, managing director of World Resources Institute, is helping China manage its environmental problems.

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Environment

Jeffrey Sachs

By Eric Nee 9

Jeffrey Sachs believes we must lift a billion-plus people out of poverty while reducing our impact on the environment.