Social Entrepreneurs: Pioneering Social Change

Social Entrepreneurs: Pioneering Social Change
The Skoll Foundation has recently completed a short film about the field of social entrepreneurship. Its a great overview of the progress made over the last three decades. It starts with Mohammad Yunus and includes interviews with a number of social entrepreneurs and others in the field, including Sally Osberg of the Skoll Foundation, Bill Drayton of Ashoka, Jacqueline Novogratz of the Acumen Fund, John Elkington of Volans, and author David Bornstein.

For more information on these and other social entreprenuers, visit

40 thoughts on “Social Entrepreneurs: Pioneering Social Change

  • February 26, 2009 at 4:43 pm
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    Brilliant.

    To me, “Social Entrepreneurs: Pioneering Social Change,” is an expression of what Desmond Tutu talks about through his description of Ubuntu, “We say a person is a person through other persons. You can’t be human in isolation. You are human only in relationships.”

    I feel richer as a human after seeing your film.

  • March 12, 2009 at 12:18 am
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    Wonderful film with a great range of clips, topics. Of course we hear some of the most prominent voices again, but that serves the purpose of legitimacy, then the rest of us can go on doing the work, and link up to the renowned actors.
    Thank you!
    /ola

  • December 5, 2009 at 2:02 pm
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    You are so cool,

    Your video inspired me more,

    Not only that you help others,

    You even shine powerful Aura of difference upon us

    Stay Blessed,
    Dawn M.

  • March 24, 2010 at 1:21 pm
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    How many have defaulted on paying back and what does the bank do to them?

  • March 28, 2010 at 7:09 am
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    Creative, free enterprise to make the world a better place for those who need it most. I like that !

  • June 24, 2010 at 1:44 pm
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    Thanks for sharing this video – it gave me a good idea, and that’s what good videos should do!

  • July 29, 2010 at 6:24 pm
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    This is an inspiration for our class at Westminster Business School going to Kampala this year.

  • November 10, 2010 at 3:31 pm
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    How can we empower youth to create safe schools for all sexual orientations? I’d love your ideas at OUTstanding Lives.org .

  • December 8, 2010 at 7:57 pm
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    Micro-Finance is one of the best ideas since sliced bread…because it helps those who have been forgotten by the private sector, governments and institutions.

    There was no such option for rural communities until initiative like this came about.

    thank you

  • January 27, 2011 at 10:42 pm
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    Thank You for sharing great to learn new things and ways.

  • February 20, 2011 at 4:52 am
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    There are so many negative comments concerning such a moving video. If you think your ideas are better, why don’t you show the world what you can do? Congratulations, Muhammad Yunis!!

  • April 2, 2011 at 9:43 pm
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    im excited to start my micro finance “firm” in africa, i aim to be successful at it by the time i turn 24

  • June 8, 2011 at 9:55 pm
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    “they need the support of businesses and government” – lol yeah the very institutions responsible for poverty in the first place.

  • March 4, 2012 at 5:32 am
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    this is a great video thanks for sharing, i actually want to become a social entrepreneur by using the sport of basketball Check out my video Hector Feliciano Ayala Shooting Touch Sabbatical Program

  • April 4, 2012 at 6:35 pm
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    All unelected busybodies.
    Are YOU pilfering people’s dormant bank accounts like David Cameron?

  • February 1, 2013 at 5:36 am
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    i’m always wanted to be social entrepreneur but i don’t know how & where to start esp here in m’sia

  • February 3, 2013 at 5:25 pm
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    Algorithm of Change…culture and art creates a catalysis for revitalizing a downtown suffering from inertia to achieving momentum toward a future vision by the community leaders

  • March 25, 2013 at 2:37 am
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    in Thailand and some other ASEAN countries already have it , kahh
    such as watch?v=sJlAj9z40pY

    enjoy your clip naka

  • September 26, 2013 at 8:16 pm
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    I know where you can start, email me for more information

  • September 26, 2013 at 8:16 pm
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    I know where you can start, email me for more information

  • October 6, 2013 at 12:27 am
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    Thank you so much for spreading the act of love a be a good example of becoming a social entrepreneur!. Create a Better World and learn to use the Universal Laws of Mind, Law of Periodicity and Law of Growth to transform and change the world for better.

  • November 2, 2013 at 12:28 am
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    I’m a social entrepreneur who is looking to collaborate with other social entrepreneurs; my expertise Inspirational self improvement!

  • December 2, 2013 at 10:57 pm
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    i am a freelance entrepreneur i can make biodegradable plastic  

    but….. the anxiety of failure is holding me back….. 

  • November 24, 2014 at 12:28 pm
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  • October 21, 2015 at 6:34 pm
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    “People should realize that they’re the part of a bigger community”.. Great video

  • January 20, 2016 at 4:11 am
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    How do they differ from ” non profit business owners”?

  • April 5, 2016 at 5:08 pm
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    I really love this video. It help me come to know what I want to do in my life. I am a business student at LDS Business College. If you have any ideas on what I can to do to be successful In my journey? You can reach me at Google+

  • August 13, 2016 at 2:45 pm
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    best wish for all the change-maker of the world from the heart of Bangladesh ..country of Dr. Yunus (Founder of Grammen Bank) ..

  • August 18, 2016 at 12:25 am
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    Fantastic vid; really like it. Looking forward to watching some more 🙂

  • November 13, 2016 at 5:26 am
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    and all the people who owe $28 get to have their hands cut off by the money lenders.

  • December 22, 2016 at 11:46 pm
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    charities and, the failure of animal research, visit. facebook.com/garyfair96

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