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Prof. Isaac Twumasi-Quantus commented on Ashoka's blog post Ellen Goodman: Empowering Local Communities to Fight Corruption with Integrity
"Ellen, this has been my passion and I will need your help to do something in Ghana."
May 2, 2016

Ashoka is attending Business Fights Poverty's event

Business and the Sustainable Development Goals: Building Blocks for Success at Scale at London

October 27, 2015 from 5:30pm to 7pm
With the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) now adopted, attention is shifting to how they will be delivered. While responsibility will ultimately fall to government, leaders across sectors now recognise that the challenges are too great and too systemic for any one of them to tackle alone, and that business’ contribution will be pivotal.  There is growing appreciation that business is well positioned to drive sustainable and inclusive…See More
Oct 22, 2015
Innocent Mugwagwa commented on Ashoka's blog post John Converse Townsend: How 5 Creative Young People Are Addressing Youth Employment In Africa
"Thanks for the inspirational piece, John. My concern focuses on 26 million  out of school children - that is, under 18 years-  in sub-Saharan Africa (UNESCO, 2014). While agriculture offers the best potential for some of…"
Jan 29, 2015
David D. Laurel commented on Ashoka's blog post Stephanie Schmidt: An Inclusive Business Executive Education: A New Program to Bring out Innovation and Change
"I like this direction, thank you Stephanie. I sincerely believe that inclusive business and shared value need to be introduced to aspiring business leaders even before Biz school. I have interviewed a few university professors who teach…"
Dec 15, 2014
Betsy Teutsch commented on Ashoka's blog post David Strelneck: Getting Our Hands Dirty: Social Innovators Show How Healthy Soil Makes Healthy People
"Is re:char still functioning?  Tehy did not respond to Email and tweets I sent to them. - Biochar is one of the 100 entries in my upcoming book #100Under100"
May 29, 2014
Michel Lavollay commented on Ashoka's blog post Jean-Christophe Laugée: Co-Creation - Moving Beyond CSR
"Yes! You are entirely right. Beyond CSR, building partnerships around common goals, building trust, this is how we can make a difference."
Mar 28, 2014
Juan Carlos Diaz Bilbao commented on Ashoka's blog post Economic Inclusion – Accelerating Impact Collectively
"Excellent read! Congrats for the authors! :-D"
Mar 3, 2014

Ashoka replied to Dave Prescott's discussion How can we systematically engage business as a partner in development?
"Hi All!   Ashoka are hoping to formalise co-creation between the public, private and citizen sector and work to support and celebrate these collaborations through recognition of individuals breaking down these walls!  To kick-start this,…"
Feb 20, 2014
chris macrae commented on Ashoka's blog post From Boy Scout to Microcredit Pioneer: Five Skills for Changemakers
"unlike 99% of social entrepreneurs - scalable model is always make or break to yunus - when he was younger he was great at this because he was quite happy to share his fame with working for 10 years before a microfranchise like grameen energy got on…"
Jan 6, 2014

Dr Siddhartha Sankar Dash commented on Ashoka's blog post From Boy Scout to Microcredit Pioneer: Five Skills for Changemakers
"The charishma of this man is his exceptionally strong self belief ! He achieved what he did simply by believing in himself. "
Jan 6, 2014

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moladi Formwork commented on Ashoka's blog post Dorien Beurskens: Four Lessons From a Social Entrepreneur Tackling the Youth Employment Crisis in Southern Africa
"Fight poverty through housing - JOBS FOOD SHELTER - Train the unemployed to build for the homeless -"
Dec 24, 2013
Vinanti Sarkar Castellarin left a comment for Ashoka
"Hello Ashoka: As the founder of VOICES OF WOMEN WORLDIWDE & VOWW-TV, (can be found on Google) headquartered in New York and working In 82 countries.  VOWW promotes the voiceless giving them voices to tell their stories…"
Oct 14, 2013

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Everyone A Changemaker
I am an entrepreneur, I am a social entrepreneur, I am an investor, I work for a company, I work for a business organisation, I work for a philanthropic foundation, I work for a non government organisation, I am an academic, I am just interested
About my work:
We build networks of pattern-changing social innovators and select high-impact entrepreneurs, who creatively solve some of the world’s biggest social challenges, to become Ashoka Fellows.

Ashoka believes that there is nothing more powerful than a new idea in the hands of a social entrepreneur. Social entrepreneurs are relentless team-builders and problem-solvers who set new norms in their fields of work. They are practical visionaries – practical in that they are highly attentive to the nuts and bolts of making things work, and visionary in that they often reframe the problem, build roles for others to participate, and cast a long term view for change at least at the national level.
Topics on my radar:
Agriculture, Base of the Pyramid, Education, Enterprise Development, Environment, Finance and Investment, Governance and Transparency, Health, Inclusive Business Models, Measuring Impact, Nutrition, Partnerships, Peace and Commerce, Technology, Trade, Water, Women and Business, Youth Enterprise, Other

Ashoka's Blog

Stéphanie Schmidt: Corporate Leaders, Don’t Miss the Social Impact Wave!

By Stéphanie Schmidt, Senior Change Leader, Ashoka and Olivier Fruchaud, Director, Ashoka Switzerland



Posted on March 20, 2017 at 13:30

Dan Schiff: Weaving Together Benefits for Bangladesh Garment Workers

By Dan Schiff, Global Manager, Fabric of Change, Ashoka



Posted on February 10, 2017 at 11:30

Mary-Rose Abraham: Sri Lanka’s Garment Workers ‘Stand Up’ for Rights

By Mary-Rose Abraham


Posted on February 10, 2017 at 11:30

Dan Schiff: From Fiction to Fashion: Helps Business See Forests for the Trees

Dan Schiff, Global Engagement Manager, Fabric Of Change Initiative, in partnership with the C & A Foundation 


Posted on February 10, 2017 at 11:00

Cynthia Ndubuisi Mene: The ‘Root’ to Women’s Empowerment

By Cynthia Ndubuisi Mene, CEO, Founder, Kadosh Production Company (KPC)

Growing up in rural south-east Nigeria, as the…


Posted on September 20, 2016 at 11:00

Fighting loneliness and building confidence

Matthew was 30 years old when he was diagnosed with Schizoid Affective Disorder. The diagnosis arrived at a moment of accelerating crisis within his life – increasing isolation, frequent breakdowns, anxiety and self-harm.

Image from The Reader

Now 58 and looking back on this period he …


Posted on September 15, 2016 at 12:30

Three unlikely starting points for social entrepreneurs

In 2015 Social Enterprise UK reported that the proportion of social enterprises that grew their turnover was 52 per cent, compared with 40 per cent of SMEs.

Social entrepreneurs are increasingly leading the way in economic growth and social change. From poverty to climate change to gender inequality social entrepreneurs are tackling some of the world’s…


Posted on September 12, 2016 at 13:00

Building systems for learning through play

"Nearly every problem has been solved by someone, somewhere. The challenge of the 21st century is to find out what works and scale it up." - Bill Clinton

Image Credit: Design for Change

In a world where …


Posted on September 7, 2016 at 14:30

Funding for Impact: How 'Payment by Results' Could Revolutionize Development Funding

Photo Credit: Narinder Nanu / AFP/ Getty Images

A pioneering new approach to funding social development projects has completed its first year – with promising results.

Nearly four million girls, between ages 6 and 13, aren’t attending school in India. That’s a big problem. Development economists…


Posted on August 22, 2016 at 10:30

Comment Wall (1 comment)

At 21:06 on October 14, 2013, Vinanti Sarkar Castellarin said…

Hello Ashoka:

As the founder of VOICES OF WOMEN WORLDIWDE & VOWW-TV, (can be found on Google) headquartered in New York and working In 82 countries.  VOWW promotes the voiceless giving them voices to tell their stories worldwide.  I would like to be your BFP friend and network as journalist, website owner and multimedia entrepreneur .. to learn more about your interests and women and business, etc.



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