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Where are the Amazons and Ubers of Public Services?

Jen Hyatt | Posted 01.19.2017 | Technology
Jen Hyatt

We were entranced by the dance between the economic and social throughout the era of modern industrialisation.

Taking the Positives from Professional Failings

Duncan Maru | Posted 01.12.2017 | Impact
Duncan Maru

The ability to face up to the past is an essential quality in a leader, says Duncan Maru, Chief Strategy Officer of Possible.

5 Powerful Ideas for Global Impact From Social Entrepreneurs

Katherine Milligan | Posted 01.11.2017 | Business
Katherine Milligan

All of us wish to feel a sense of purpose in our careers and make a meaningful contribution to society, but it can be hard to know where to start.

How Can We Get Books to the Children Who Need Them Most?

Kyle Zimmer | Posted 09.01.2016 | Impact
Kyle Zimmer

As part of a World Economic Forum blog series on Social Entrepreneurs, the Schwab Foundation for Social Entrepreneurship spoke to Kyle Zimmer, President and CEO of First Book, which provides millions of new books to children in low-income situations.

Where Has All the Money Gone for Fighting Tuberculosis?

Shelly Batra | Posted 07.06.2014 | Impact
Shelly Batra

In spite of all these efforts, this fully curable disease has become a global pandemic. There are 8 million new cases in the world each year and 1.8 million deaths.

Shining the Spotlight on Sanitation

Sasha Kramer | Posted 06.22.2014 | Impact
Sasha Kramer

Gone are the days of sanitation languishing in the shadows while other basic human needs take the spotlight.

Start at the Last Mile to Overcome Barriers to Healthcare Delivery

Allen Wilcox | Posted 06.07.2014 | Impact
Allen Wilcox

Huge progress has been made towards this goal of global equity, yet the health systems in many of the poorest countries remain incapable of handling the increases in throughput required to deliver these vaccines, especially to remote communities.

The Time Is Now to Focus on Mental Health

Chris Underhill | Posted 06.07.2014 | Impact
Chris Underhill

Recognition of mental illness as a profound public health problem that affects productivity and, therefore, a threat to the economy of nations; and that in a world where economies are rapidly becoming "brain-based."

3 Things That Make Schools Thrive Around the World

Mike Feinberg | Posted 05.27.2014 | Impact
Mike Feinberg

Our challenge is to figure out what sort of educational system will help students everywhere get into college. No one has cracked this nut yet. But through my work I've seen how we might be able to.

Weird, Smart, Impatient: Are You an Entrepreneur?

Nancy Lublin | Posted 05.24.2014 | Impact
Nancy Lublin

My twenties were spent getting comfortable in my own skin. This is who I am. I didn't plan to be this way; I was born this way.

Social Entrepreneurship as a Way of Life

Patrick Struebi | Posted 05.24.2014 | Impact
Patrick Struebi

In my early 30s, I was a successful executive at a global corporation and thought I had it all. But one night, during a business trip to Peru, I realized I had it all wrong.

Who Are the Social Entrepreneurs of 2014?

Hilde Schwab | Posted 05.24.2014 | Impact
Hilde Schwab

We have moved from ignorance about this new entrepreneurial field to polite interest, and on to a real desire to cooperate on the part of political leaders and large companies.

A Davos Moment

Brij Kothari | Posted 04.13.2013 | Impact
Brij Kothari

As tradition dictates, Schwab Social Entrepreneurs at the World Economic Forum Annual Meeting huddled in a circle with Hilde Schwab, Chairperson of the Schwab Foundation for Social Entrepreneurship to debrief each other about our Davos moments.