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Arlington, Virginia - November 8, 2011. Bill Drayton, CEO of Ashoka: Innovators for the Public has accepted three awards from around the world honoring his work on behalf of social entrepreneurship through the organization he founded, Ashoka. ...
Submitted by Ashoka ChangeInSight on Tue, November 8, 2011
Submitted by: John Converse Townsend on 11/08/11 What inspires you? If it’s a unique social innovation with a big impact, McKinsey wants you to share it. McKinsey is asking you to submit one-minute videos before November 18 of your favorite...
Submitted by Ashoka ChangeInSight on Fri, November 4, 2011
Submitted by: John Converse Townsend on 11/04/11 Ashoka Fellow Cindy Blackstock, a member of the Gitksan First Nation of British Columbia, is building a vibrant social movement to change the discriminatory policies and actions toward First...
Submitted by Erin Fornoff on Fri, November 4, 2011
Have you ever thought you could do more? Could you use your time and talent to tackle one of the key issues of our world? Ashoka is looking for people to do just that.Ashoka – the world’s largest community of social entrepreneurs – has...
Submitted by Ashoka ChangeInSight on Thu, November 3, 2011
Submitted by: John Converse Townsend on 11/03/11 Editor's note: This post was written by Ashoka Deutschland's Renee Manuel and Iulia-Valentina Iliut, volunteer with the Vienna Globalizer.A man who created a mass movement for recycling tons of...
Submitted by Ashoka ChangeInSight on Wed, November 2, 2011
Submitted by: John Converse Townsend on 11/02/11 Ashoka has a brand new fundraising tool for socially focused enterprises started by young people, thanks to the efforts of Youth Venture and MTV Tr3s. It’s called Tr3s BLING, the latest creative...
Submitted by Ashoka ChangeInSight on Mon, October 31, 2011
Submitted by: Ashoka 30th Birthday on 10/31/11 The following two stories were submitted to the Ashoka 30th Birthday Card by Donal Kerry and Agnes Gereb. Agnes Gereb has been an Ashoka Fellow from Hungary since 1997. Towards the end of 2010, she...
Submitted by Ashoka ChangeInSight on Fri, October 28, 2011
Submitted by: John Converse Townsend on 10/28/11 Edgar Cahn, an Ashoka Fellow, is the founder of TimeBanks and CareBanks. Founded as a way to involve communities in promoting systems of self-help, TimeBanks offers an alternative currency system...
Submitted by Ashoka ChangeInSight on Fri, October 28, 2011
Submitted by: John Converse Townsend on 10/28/11 Eric Paglia, co-host of the Stockholm-based radio program Think Globally Radio, chatted with Ashoka's founder and CEO Bill Drayton at the Tällberg Forum in Sigtuna, Sweden last month. The Tällberg...
Submitted by Ashoka ChangeInSight on Thu, October 27, 2011
Submitted by: Ashoka 30th Birthday on 10/27/11 This story was submitted to the Ashoka 30th Birthday Card by Yubaraj Sangroula, an Ashoka Fellow from Nepal since 1989.This is a matter of great pride. I still remember Bill Drayton interviewing me...
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...