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Sabatic-ations and Socially Conscious Corporate Career Choices

Daniela Papi | Posted 07.31.2016 | Impact
Daniela Papi

Taking a sabbatical used to be largely restricted to academics and posh people who had the time and money to take time off in the middle of their career, while the rest of the world had to hold out for 45+ years of work until their retirement allowed them the chance to explore their non-work related passions.

Women in Business Q&A: Professor Linda Scott, DP World Chair for Entrepreneurship and Innovation, University of Oxford, Said Business School

Laura Dunn | Posted 05.25.2016 | Business
Laura Dunn

Professor Scott works with multinational companies, NGOs, and governments on programs designed to help women economically. She also curates Power Shift: The Oxford Forum for Women in the World Economy, an annual symposium.

Lessons From the Skoll World Forum

Liz Hamburg | Posted 05.04.2016 | Impact
Liz Hamburg

There's been a lot of talk lately of successful tech entrepreneurs taking over the Bay Area -- focusing more on making gobs of money and not doing enough to give back to the community and address societies most critical problems.

Leading as Being (Not Just Doing)

Daniela Papi | Posted 06.27.2015 | Impact
Daniela Papi

As I sat in the annual gathering of Skoll Scholars last week, I was reminded that leading is about "being," not just "doing." This annual gathering brought together scholarship students spanning the full 10 years of the Skoll Scholarship Program.

The Triumphs and Tribulations of Impact Investing

Kyle Zimmer | Posted 06.23.2015 | Impact
Kyle Zimmer

Both the triumphs and the growing pains of "impact investing" were on display in Oxford, England last week. Impact investing goes beyond the passive tactic of limiting investments to, say, companies that are green or that don't produce guns.

Where Should I Study Abroad?

Daniela Papi | Posted 01.03.2015 | Impact
Daniela Papi

As I am often speaking with students about the concept of "learning service" and encouraging them to prioritize global "learning" and development education prior to jumping straight into international "service," I often get the question, "Where should I study abroad?"

Punched in the Face: A New Leadership Contract Emerges

Valerie Keller | Posted 03.30.2014 | World
Valerie Keller

A new leadership contract is emerging: an implicit agreement between CEOs and stakeholders to ensure long-term, sustainable value creation and legitimacy.

Closing in on the Crux of Impact Investing

Ben Thornley | Posted 08.04.2013 | Impact
Ben Thornley

While some sectors are likely to mature beyond the point of subsidy, government is shaping up to be a more active participant in impact investing than ever. This presents opportunities for sure, but also risks.

In Pursuit of Passion: A Life-Long Journey

Pamela Hartigan | Posted 05.27.2013 | Impact
Pamela Hartigan

The latest buzz phrase seems to be "follow your passion" when it comes time to choosing careers. But that missive is a source of not insignificant concern for the young people around the world that I interact with on a daily basis. "I am passionate about lots of things," they say. "How do I pick what to pursue?"

The Hive at 55: A Haven for Freelancers in NYC

Alicia Whitaker | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Alicia Whitaker

We know that there's been a significant amount of job loss in New York, especially in the publishing and finance industries. Many people have been dr...

Hope Runs: Helping Orphans Find Their Footing

Julia Moulden | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Julia Moulden

With the current economy, people are turning inward and thinking about themselves. I think one thing people can do is go on one of these transformational trips, or volunteer to do something.