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Jeff Skoll’s 10 Highlights of the Past 10 Years

Jeff Skoll, the founder of the Skoll World Forum on Social Entrepreneurship, has set out his top ten highlights in the decade-long history of the event.

Speaking at the opening session of this year’s event, in Oxford, UK, his number 10 spot was all about technology and social purpose driving each other. He cited the increase in mobile phone ownership and the implications of this on society and social change.

At number 9, he said ‘thank you’ to the UK, Canada and the US in particular for strong central government commitment to scaling up social innovation.

The Nobel Prizes won by Muhammad Yunus and Grameen Bank, followed by former US Vice President Al Gore and the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change took the number 8 and 7 spots.

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