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    Root Capital: A Case Study in Strategic Nonprofit-Corporate Collaboration

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    Ashoka Fellow William Foote started Root Capital in 2000 with an ambitious goal: to bridge the "missi

    Ashoka at the G20 Seoul Summit

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    At today's closing ceremonies of the Group of 20's Seoul Summit, Ashoka Vice President Bill Carter joined US President Barack Obama, Korean President Lee Myung-bak, and Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper on stage to announce and congratulate the fourteen winners of the G20's Small and Medium Enterprise Challenge.

    Waiting to Take Off

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    It’s been 5 months into the Young Champions program, and it’s difficult to believe I’m more than halfway to the end of a journey which seems like i

    Felipe Vergara, Schwab Foundation & a Shift in the Education Economy

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    As a student in Colombia, Felipe Vergara observed that human capital—the sum total of skills, abilities, and knowledge available in a society—drive

    Incalculable Impact, Please?

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    When is impact legitimately "incalculable?" Is a limited ability to wrap metrics around your impact ever acceptable or desirable?

    Ashoka’s Youth Venture and Best Buy Present Winners of the ‘Technology for a Better World’ Campaign

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    Ashoka’s Youth Venture, a global organization supporting youth social entrepreneurs, and Best Buy Co., Inc.

    “People Who Are Loveable Do Better": Edgar Cahn and the Economics of Empathy

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    Ashoka recently talked to Cahn as part of an on-going series of interviews designed to explore what empathy is all about, and to uncover specific strategies for cultivating it. 

    Can Impact Investment Be an Effective Tool to Reduce Poverty?

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    As a new field, impact investing has tremendous potential to address the challenges of poverty.

    Change Nation Convention in Dublin Generates Nearly 300 Commitments to Action

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    Change Nation, a three-day event, convened 50 of the world’s top social entrepreneurs in Dublin last weekend — includin