Interviews with social innovation leaders and thinkers


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.

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.


Jeff Skoll

By Eric Nee 7

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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Roundtable on Impact Investing

By Johanna Mair & Katherine Milligan 8

A group of social innovation leaders from around the world discuss impact investing and how to make it more effective.

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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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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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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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Manish Bapna

By Eric Nee

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

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Neal Keny-Guyer

By Eric Nee

Neal Keny-Guyer believes that wars, earthquakes, and other disasters create opportunities for Mercy Corps to help improve society.

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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.