When these four social entrepreneurs found conditions they observed in the field to be unsatisfactory, they immediately took action. Today their ideas have fundamentally transformed the way people around the world use natural resources, educate young girls and manage their land.
For their bold work, Alasdair Harris, Ma Jun, Safeena Husain and Jagdeesh Rao were named the recipients of the 2015 Skoll Award for Social Entrepreneurship. The honor, which comes with a $1.25 million award, recognizes entrepreneurs who have had a proven impact on a large-scale problem. Below are the details of their efforts.