Florian Rutsch

Ashoka Staff
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Co-Leader, Europe Fellowship

Florian Rutsch co-created and co-leads the Ashoka Europe Fellowship program including its co-learning modules on systems change strategy, leadership, and multi-stakeholder collaboration, as well as its ecosystem initiatives on funding and supporting system changers.

He co-published the report 'Embracing Complexity: Towards a shared understanding of funding systems change' at the World Economic Forum in collaboration with several global sector partners. It is based on, among others, his previous report 'Seven Steps for Funding System Change'. He is also a co-creator of Catalyst 2030 and the Elders Council for Social Entrepreneurs, as well as a thought partner in the Ashoka Globalizer program, Ashoka's flagship accelerator for system change strategies.

Previously, he co-founded an education campaign reaching 25k young people in 35 countries and supported a range of organisations with social impact strategy, measurement, and stakeholder engagement. He studied business, economics, and social entrepreneurship in the Netherlands, Hong Kong, United States, United Kingdom, and Kenya.