The Skoll Center for Social Entrepreneurship is one of the leading global entities engaged in the promotion and development of social entrepreneurship. The center fosters creative social transformation through the medium of collaboration, research and education.
The center accomplishes this objective by developing talent, advancing research and developing a collaborative hub. The center provides graduate level education to students, which is designed to empower them with the skills and vision to integrate social innovation into market-based approaches.
The center focuses on carrying out research that makes contribution to the literary study of social entrepreneurship. The practical aspect of this knowledge I channeled by supporting and developing the network of practitioners and academicians who spread this know-how globally.
Networking of thought leaders with social entrepreneurs and key players creates the collaborative hub in philanthropy, government and business. This helps in enhancing the social impact of the center’s activities.
In the present scenario of economic breakdown, the world is changing in terms of business dynamics. The Skoll Center for Social Entrepreneurship is driven by the belief that social entrepreneurial approaches have a great potential for creating a new market. The approach pursues the concept that there is rather much more than following activities that are focused on maximizing profits on the expense of society. The approach is based on the requirement that social entrepreneurs prioritize principles above profits for the benefit of society.
The Skoll Center for Social Entrepreneurship is strategically driven to play a leading role in promoting the creation of completely new business architecture in markets that are completely run by fundamental values, and where dignity for human beings and the planet is paramount.
Skoll Center for Social Entrepreneurship believes in entrepreneurial approaches for social change. The center is committed to approaches driven by market that are focused on seeking solutions to environmental breakdown and poverty. The center believes that social philanthropy practices could be found in all the sectors – citizen, private and social, and that establishments formed by social entrepreneurs could b legally named as profit-making or non-profit entities.
The center values collaboration since impact and innovation depend on this activity. The center strives to carry out every activity with a sense of unifying them among key players, networks and connectivity across sectors. The Skoll Center for Social Entrepreneurship has taken successful strides in bridging the gap between learning and practice, connecting ideas with people and by acting as an interface between diverse communities.