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Bill Drayton has aptly been called the “godfather of social entrepreneurship." In this university podcast, Drayton, founder and CEO of Ashoka, the world's oldest support organization for social entrepreneurs, identifies key skills of change makers and lays out a plan to teach these skills around the world. He critiques the social sector for not having improved quality and reduced costs in education and welfare. His remarks were part of the Stanford Business School's Global Speaker Series. Rick Aubry, a lecturer at the business school, is the interviewer.
Bill Drayton, CEO and founder of Ashoka: Innovators for the Public, was a McKinsey and Company consultant for almost ten years. For four years, he was assistant administrator at the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, where he had lead responsibility for policy, budget, management, and audit areas. He represented the environment in administration-wide policy development. Later he founded and led Save EPA (an association of professional environmental managers). Drayton also founded and led Environmental Safety, which helps develop and spread better ways of implementing environmental laws. He also served briefly in the White House, and taught both law and management at Stanford Law School and Harvard's Kennedy School of Government. He is a graduate of Harvard University and Yale Law School.