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Submitted by Ashoka ChangeInSight on Wed, October 26, 2011
Submitted by: John Converse Townsend on 10/26/11 Dear Youth Venture Community, I write with a heavy heart today as I watch the El Salvadorian people struggle for their survival in the recent natural disaster — massive flooding which has left much...
EUROPEAN COMMISSION - PRESS RELEASE More responsible businesses can foster more growth in Europe Brussels, 25 October 2011 A responsible approach to business means more, and more sustainable, economic growth. This is why the European Commission...
Submitted by Ashoka ChangeInSight on Tue, October 25, 2011
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Submitted by Ashoka ChangeInSight on Mon, October 24, 2011
Submitted by: John Converse Townsend on 10/24/11 Oviedo, Spain, the small capital city of the Asturias region, charms visitors with its traditional Asturian sidrerias (hard ciders), rolling green countryside, bustling Fontán market, and a...
Submitted by Ashoka ChangeInSight on Fri, October 21, 2011
Submitted by: John Converse Townsend on 10/21/11 UPDATE: The Web broadcast is now live! Click through, sit back and enjoy.In less than an hour, Bill Drayton will formally receive the Prince of Asturias Award for International Cooperation in...
Submitted by Ashoka ChangeInSight on Tue, October 18, 2011
Submitted by: Ashoka 30th Birthday on 10/18/11 This story was submitted to the Ashoka 30th Birthday Card by Amelia Forrest Kaye, who recently left Ashoka after four years of working with Ashoka's Changemakers program.Happy Birthday...
Submitted by Ashoka ChangeInSight on Tue, October 18, 2011
Submitted by: John Converse Townsend on 10/18/11 Ashoka: Innovators for the Public is excited to welcome Anamaria Schindler back to our Leadership Team! As a longtime entrepreneur within Ashoka and in the larger social sector, Schindler is an...
Submitted by Ashoka ChangeInSight on Mon, October 17, 2011
Submitted by: John Converse Townsend on 10/17/11 Attention all green-leaning folks in the Bay Area: Beat the rush hour traffic home and set your DVRs. The Emmy Award-winning film series The New Environmentalists will premiere tonight on PBS at 7:...
Submitted by Ashoka ChangeInSight on Fri, October 14, 2011
Submitted by: John Converse Townsend on 10/14/11 Ashoka's Bill Drayton talked to the solution journalism site Dowser about empathy and collaborative entrepreneurship, each a "gigantic breakthrough" that is accelerating the work of changemakers....
Submitted by Ashoka ChangeInSight on Thu, October 13, 2011
Submitted by: John Converse Townsend on 10/13/11 Editor's note: This post was written by Sarah Johnson, director of research at Ashoka, and published in Alliance magazine.We think of the social entrepreneur as a solitary figure, face into the...
Submitted by Ashoka ChangeInSight on Thu, October 13, 2011
Submitted by: Ashoka 30th Birthday on 10/13/11 This story was submitted to the Ashoka 30th Birthday Card by Renata Arantes Vilella, who founded Flor Amarela and became an Ashoka Fellow from Brazil in 1996. 1991. I leave Rio de...
Submitted by Ashoka ChangeInSight on Wed, October 12, 2011
Submitted by: John Converse Townsend on 10/12/11 Staples and Ashoka’s Youth Venture are excited to announce the winners of the 5th Annual Youth Social Entrepreneur Competition! The four winners will receive $500 and an all-expenses-paid trip to...
Submitted by Ashoka ChangeInSight on Tue, October 11, 2011
Submitted by: John Converse Townsend on 10/11/11 Do you want the world to hear about YOUR work in affordable housing? Do you have innovations, ideas, experience, or contacts to contribute to help make affordable housing a global reality? WE...
Submitted by Ashoka ChangeInSight on Fri, October 7, 2011
Submitted by: John Converse Townsend on 10/07/11 Last week we introduced the first in a series of interviews covering open source thinking over at Stanford Social Innovation Review (SSIR), and today we're bringing you the second. Again...
Submitted by Ashoka ChangeInSight on Thu, October 6, 2011
Submitted by: Ashoka 30th Birthday on 10/06/11 This is a departure from our typical "birthday card" post but we wanted to highlight a special moment in this year's Skoll World Forum on Social Entrepreneurship.The Skoll World Forum is one of the...