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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?"

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.

Sunday Roundup

Arianna Huffington | Posted 05.31.2012 | Politics
Arianna Huffington

This week, I spent a fascinating couple of days at the Skoll World Forum on Social Entrepreneurship in Oxford. I wish everyone could have been there: It was exhilarating -- and deeply moving -- to hear example after example of social entrepreneurs making quantifiable improvements in lives all around the world. As Stephan Chambers, chairman of the Skoll Centre, put it: "I have cried every day this week. Remember as I tell you this, that I'm male. And British. And from Oxford." I actually cried every hour. But, remember, I'm female. And Greek. And from Cambridge. I also cried when Roy Sekoff, our founding editor, texted me that his father, Arthur, had passed away. Besides being a huge supporter of HuffPost (which he rightly felt contained some of his funny, feisty, passionate DNA), he was an eagle-eyed evaluator of my hair whenever I appeared on TV -- good or bad, he let me know about it. He was a real character, in the best sense -- a warm, witty, and exceedingly generous man. Read more about him here. He will be missed.

Alex Wagner

WATCH: Can This Man Save The Planet?

HuffingtonPost.com | Alex Wagner | Posted 08.02.2011 | Impact

Participant Media, the production powerhouse behind films including "Waiting for Superman," "An Inconvenient Truth," "Good Night and Good Luck," and "...

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.