Browsing All posts tagged under »Changemaker«

Turning trash into music

July 23, 2013

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One man’s trash, another man’s treasure. The Landfill Harmonic orchestra –  the ‘recycled’ orchestra – writes the following about their project: The world sends us garbage. We send back music. Watch this short, inspiring video about turning trash into treasure – music to be precise – and so much more for those involved. That is […]

The world’s 30 leading social entrepreneurs: what can they tell us?

March 2, 2012

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Bob Pattillio, Jane Chen, Sam Goldman, Ned Tozun, Jacqueline Novogratz, Martin Fisher, Nick Moon etc. What does these names tell you? They are but a few names on a prestigious list published by Forbes Magazine as ‘the top 30 social entrepreneurs who are having the most impact in the world.’ The list was published in […]

Connecting the world through music – playing for change

January 27, 2012

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Let’s get together.. When ever I see people singing together, joining forces in music, it always inspires me greatly and reminds me of how much we, the human beings on planet earth, can do when we get together and team up. It highlights the potential and innate power to create positively within each one of […]

The thorn in the eye of the movement for social change in India – and elsewhere

December 8, 2011

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Esha Chhabra points out some very essential issues in her excellent article for GOOD called “How to Upgrade India’s Social Enterprise Ecosystem,” where she is taking the temperature on contemporary work for social change in India. She writes: “India has become a hotbed of social enterprise, home to impact technology like D.Light Design‘s low-cost LED […]

A social visionary ahead of his time: maybe we ought to catch up?

November 19, 2011

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“I went to a very elitist, snobbish, expensive education in India and that almost destroyed me.” With these words social entrepreneur Sanjit ‘Bunker’ Roy opens his very inspiring TED talk, giving us a little peek into the remarkable work he has accomplished over the last decades for the poor in India and later also Africa. […]

How singer Sarah McLachlan uses her passion and talents to create social change

April 17, 2011

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There are endless of ways in which we as individuals can participate in making the world a little better; ways which are suitable with who we are, where we are in life and geography, and what we are good at and enjoy doing. There are millions of ways to release the inner social change-maker – […]

The growth of Skoll Foundation and the social entrepreneurship field: interview with Sally Osberg

March 23, 2011

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As Skoll World Forum 2011 rapidly approaches Rahim Kanani of World Affairs Commentary has conducted an in-depth interview with CEO and President of The Skoll Foundation, Sally Osberg. Being by the helm since 2001 Sally Osberg looks back, in retrospect, at the development of the field of social entrepreneurship in general and Skoll Foundation as […]