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Skoll Centre for Social Entrepreneurship

Skoll Centre for Social Entrepreneurship


Catalysing deep exchanges

Every year we organise and support a range of events seeking to catalyse deep exchanges with a global community of innovators: we connect social entrepreneurs with thought leaders and key players in business, government, and philanthropy to drive forward social impact.

Our major events in the year

The Skoll Centre’s flagship social innovation conference, Emerge, is all about ‘what’s next’: the big ideas disrupting and challenging unjust systems and practices.

It brings together a community of those who are driving transformational social change, and those who want to get involved. At Emerge, you can explore new ideas, dig deeper into issues alongside experts, build skills, and immerse yourself in the innovations which are redefining our world.

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The Skoll World Forum is the premier international platform for advancing entrepreneurial approaches and solutions to the world’s most pressing problems. The purpose of the event is to accelerate the impact of the world’s leading social entrepreneurs by uniting them with essential partners in a collaborative pursuit of learning, leverage, and large-scale social change.

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This event is run by the Skoll Foundation, part of the Jeff Skoll Group. The Skoll Centre supports the event hosted at the Saïd Business School and allocates 20 full delegate tickets to University of Oxford postgraduate students as part of its co-curricular offerings.


This annual seminar brings together thought leaders and practitioners from the academic, donor, microfinance, NGO, social entrepreneurial, government, and private sector communities to identify timely issues in international development and how good governance can work to address those issues.

Each year, the seminar focuses on a specific theme designed to generate thought-provoking debate around a key challenge confronting governance in international development. 

The Advancing Good Governance Seminar is organised by Linklaters and supported by a number of social impact and/or development focused organisations, including the Skoll Centre for Social Entrepreneurship.

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Skoll Centre for Social Entrepreneurship
+44 (0)1865 288838