Skoll World Forum

How to Solve a Problem Like Child Marriage?

Lakshmi Sundaram | Posted 10.04.2014 | UK
Lakshmi Sundaram

I would describe Girls Not Brides as a partnership of disruptors: men and women like Laxmi who have come together to raise their collective voice against child marriage, a practice that devastates the lives of 14 million girls every year.

The Week That Was: From the Sublime to the Ridiculous

Carla Buzasi | Posted 31.05.2012 | UK
Carla Buzasi

This week, hundreds of the globe's greatest brains descended on Oxford for the Skoll World Forum, which annually celebrates social entrepreneurship, and this year set out to discuss how we can seize momentum to drive change. As I mingled with other attendees over drinks in the Ashmolean museum, I was asked repeatedly by non-Brits, "what's the big news in the UK right now?". I found myself, much to my embarrassment and their hilarity, attempting to explain what a pasty is, and why the entire country is talking about them, and then why our newspapers are covered in photos of queues of cars outside Esso garages.

WATCH: Sleeping Bags That Save Babies And Other Innovations

Posted 28.03.2012 | UK

From teeny-tiny sleeping bags ending infant mortality to soccer balls that produce electricity, a new documentary shows how fresh solutions to old pro...