The Ashoka Support Network (ASN) is a global network of business leaders and entrepreneurs who commit finance, expertise and skills to support Ashoka Fellows in their growth as leaders and in scaling their organisation to increase their social impact. 

There are over 350 ASN members globally, with 18 members in Ireland.

Ashoka has always found inspiration in business entrepreneurship and has pioneered its translation into the social realm. We are building a network of business entrepreneurs and corporate partners around the globe to support and engage with our rapidly expanding network of social entrepreneurs. 

 
 

Why join the ASN?

IMPACT: Invest finance and expertise in the highest potential social entrepreneurs, maximising social return on investment.

NETWORK: Join a powerful global network of social entrepreneurs and business leaders committed to social transformation.

KNOWLEDGE: Learn about the new trends and innovations developed by the world’s leading social entrepreneurs that could transform your organisation.

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Ashoka combines the passion, energy and enthusiasm of the social entrepreneurs with better business practice and provides resources to help them succeed.
— Patrick Coveney (ASN member & CEO, Greencore)

Read what ASN members have to say about the Network in the Irish Times.


   BRIAN CAULFIELD                              PARTNER, DRAPER ESPRIT

BRIAN CAULFIELD                          

PARTNER, DRAPER ESPRIT

   LADY BRITTA WILKINSON    PARTNER, BUCHANAN AG                                    

LADY BRITTA WILKINSON

PARTNER, BUCHANAN AG                                    

   CATHERINE DUFFY                          PARTNER, A&L GOODBODY

CATHERINE DUFFY                      

PARTNER, A&L GOODBODY

   DENIS TINSLEY    FORMER DIRECTOR, MCKINSEY & CO. 

DENIS TINSLEY

FORMER DIRECTOR, MCKINSEY & CO. 

   FAYE DROUILLARD    FOUNDER, THE GIVING CIRCLE

FAYE DROUILLARD

FOUNDER, THE GIVING CIRCLE

   NOEL RUANE    PARTNER, POLARIS V.C.                   

NOEL RUANE

PARTNER, POLARIS V.C.                   

 
   GAR HOLOHAN    EXECUTIVE CHAIRMAN, AURA HOLOHAN

GAR HOLOHAN

EXECUTIVE CHAIRMAN, AURA HOLOHAN

   KEVIN NEARY    FOUNDER, GAMESTOP GROUP

KEVIN NEARY

FOUNDER, GAMESTOP GROUP

   SIR STEVEN WILKINSON     FOUNDER & CEO, BUCHANAN A.G.

SIR STEVEN WILKINSON 

FOUNDER & CEO, BUCHANAN A.G.

   PATRICK COVENEY    CEO, GREENCORE                  

PATRICK COVENEY

CEO, GREENCORE                  

   EAMONN CONLON    PARTNER, A&L GOODBODY

EAMONN CONLON

PARTNER, A&L GOODBODY

   PAUL SULLIVAN    FORMER EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR, NTMA

PAUL SULLIVAN

FORMER EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR, NTMA

 
   TIM GRIFFITHS    MANAGING DIRECTOR, OMD IRELAND

TIM GRIFFITHS

MANAGING DIRECTOR, OMD IRELAND

   ROGER JUPP    FORMER CHAIRMAN, MILLWARD BROWN

ROGER JUPP

FORMER CHAIRMAN, MILLWARD BROWN

   TOM MCGOWAN    FORMER DIRECTOR, UNILEVER

TOM MCGOWAN

FORMER DIRECTOR, UNILEVER

   EAMONN QUINN    QUINN FAMILY FOUNDATION

EAMONN QUINN

QUINN FAMILY FOUNDATION

   LORRAINE QUINN    QUINN FAMILY FOUNDATION

LORRAINE QUINN

QUINN FAMILY FOUNDATION

   PAUL ELLINGSTAD    MANAGING PARTNER, PTI INVESTORS

PAUL ELLINGSTAD

MANAGING PARTNER, PTI INVESTORS

 

We have developed partnerships with leading global and Irish firms that can impart their substantial knowledge to the social sector. 

Strategic partners offer Ashoka Fellows a wide range of pro-bono support, from legal advice and senior talent search, to communications and leadership development.

 
Since our partnership with Ashoka began in 2013, 77 of our lawyers have dedicated over 800 hours of pro bono support to 12 of Ashoka Fellow Organisations including MyMind, the CoderDojo Foundation, Future Voices Ireland and Grow it Yourself, to name a few.
— Sinéad Smith (Corporate Responsibility Manager, A&L Goodbody)

Find out more about our partnership with A&L Goodbody on p.34 of our 2015 Impact Magazine.


For more information about becoming an Ashoka Partner, contact Paul Stapleton at pstapleton@ashoka.org