What Happens When Brilliant Entrepreneurs Turn Their Minds to Social Challenges?

Entrepreneurs in the private and social sector share insights on the reality of making change. It’s not easy, but when change happens in a substantial way, the ripple effect is huge. How do we measure impact in ways that are efficient and rigorous? What fresh approaches can new leaders apply to standing societal problems?

Festival: 2016

Watch and Listen: U.S.A.

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