Beyond The Pioneer: From Building Firms To Building Markets
FRI, APRIL 11, 2014; 13:15 - 14:30
LOCATION: SBS, LECTURE THEATRE 5
Market-based solutions at scale can make an impact upon many enduring social problems. Pioneering efforts are proliferating but many remain small-scale. What barriers prevent good business models from achieving scale, both at the enterprise level and in the wider ecosystem around the firm? What can social entrepreneurs, funders, intermediaries, and investors do to approach this challenge and help overcome these barriers? What actions or interventions accelerate the scaling of models that work? This session asks experts to address these ambitious questions.
Director of Innovation Investments
Director, Strategic Partnerships
Lead on Social Impact Investment
UK Department for International Development
The Skoll World Forum on Social Entrepreneurship accelerates 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.
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