5 social enterprises innovating for change

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Learn more about the work of the winners of the 2020 Skoll Awards for Social Entrepreneurship.

With the current pandemic and economic crisis unfolding and the Sustainable Development Goals deadline less than 10 years from now, it’s more important than ever to identify groups making progress toward a more just and equitable world, using innovative approaches to tackle global issues at scale.

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This year’s Skoll Awards for Social Entrepreneurship highlighted several examples of leaders driving change and seeing the opportunity to expand their impact.

“The current COVID-19 pandemic reminds us of the importance of this type of solutions-oriented global leadership, and of our common humanity,” said Jeff Skoll, founder and chairman of the Skoll Foundation, in an email announcing the awardees. “The Skoll Awards for Social Entrepreneurship shines a light on emerging leaders who fearlessly work in their own way to create a more sustainable, peaceful, and prosperous world for all.”

This year’s awardees — who each received $1.5 million to bring their work to scale — tackled issues ranging from climate change and maternal and child health to corruption and violence.

Devex spoke to the 2020 Awardees to learn more about their work.

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