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2016-02-26T00:35:53Z
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Sally Osberg, President and CEO, Skoll Foundation; Author, Getting Beyond Better: How Social Entrepreneurship Works Roger L. Martin, Former Dean, University of Toronto’s Rotman School of Management; Co-author, Getting Beyond Better: How Social Entrepreneurship Works Tim Brown, CEO, IDEO—Moderator Sally Osberg has been an entrepreneurial leader and catalyst for social change throughout her career. She propels those around her with her life philosophy and mantra, captured in one word: "Onward!" As president and CEO of the Skoll Foundation, she partners with Founder and Chairman Jeff Skoll and guides the organization in its search and support of innovators pioneering scalable solutions to pressing global problems. Under Osberg’s leadership, the foundation has invested in more than 100 ventures led by social entrepreneurs worldwide; established the Skoll Centre for Social Entrepreneurship at the Saïd Business School of Oxford University; created the annual Skoll World Forum on Social Entrepreneurship; and brokered cutting-edge partnerships with organizations such as the Sundance Institute and the Social Progress Imperative. Osberg has been recognized as one of Silicon Valley’s Millennium 100 by the San Jose Mercury News and among the social sector’s 50 most influential leaders by The NonProfit Times. Roger Martin is well-known as a thinker who crosses over between the world of ideas and the world of practice. His books have made numerous top-10 business book lists and won prizes, including 800-CEO-READ's top business book and the Thinkers50 book award for Playing to Win. He has also written more than a dozen Harvard Business Review articles and numerous articles in leading newspapers and magazines. Roger has been internationally recognized for his work as a professor and former dean of the University of Toronto's Rotman School of Management. He has served on the Skoll Foundation’s board of directors since its formation in 1999. They will discuss how meaningful change actually happens in the world and provide concrete lessons and a practical model for businesses, policymakers, civil society organizations, and individuals who seek to transform our world for good.
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