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Alison Tickell

Elected in Jan 2021

United Kingdom

Alison Tickell, founder of Julie’s Bicycle, focuses on the ecosystem of culture as a central, vital driver in the fight against climate change. A multi-billion-dollar industry, culture is also a profound framechanger, influencing the minds, beliefs, and behaviors of millions of people – and its...

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Mark Campanale

Ashoka Fellow since Aug 2020

United Kingdom

Opening a different front in the fight against global warming, Mark Campanale has designed a new way to understand the value of fossil fuel companies’ carbon stockpiles not only to change how financial analysts and fund managers determine investment risk but also to mobilize shareholders to demand...

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David Robinson

Ashoka Fellow since Aug 2020

United Kingdom

Britain’s welfare state had become expansive and expensive by 1970. Successive governments reined in spending, and increasing reliance on market forces meant that business provided the template for increasingly transactional state welfare. David’s focus instead on building social relationships to...

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Immy Kaur

Ashoka Fellow since Mar 2020

United Kingdom

Immy envisions a world in which local communities rely less on governing councils, gifts of grants, and landlords and more on themselves and the natural resources around them to effect regenerative change. This will lead to impactful action that challenges profit-driven gentrification and landlord...

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Bob Bharij

Ashoka Fellow since Feb 2020

United Kingdom

Through Foundation for Change, Bob is addressing the revolving door culture that exists in services supporting individuals who have experienced significant disadvantage and inequality. By supporting people to create more accurate understandings of their life experiences and the root causes of their...

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John Christensen

Ashoka Fellow since Feb 2020

United Kingdom

Rapid globalization from the 1970s saw a rise in trade agreements and international financial transactions. But the legal infrastructure then in place had been designed largely by nation-states, not international regulatory bodies. The finer points of regulation and taxation in this new context were...

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Jennifer Lexmond

Ashoka Fellow since Jul 2019

United Kingdom

Jen is building a more socially mobile society by inspiring parents and children everywhere to learn through play

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Sue Riddlestone

Ashoka Fellow since Feb 2019

United Kingdom

For the past quarter century, Sue Riddlestone has been a leader in the sustainability movement, pushing the national and global agenda on advancing more sustainable production and consumption. Sue’s early career saw her launch multiple successful sustainable businesses, including Bioregional, and...

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Sarah Corbett

Ashoka Fellow since Jul 2018

United Kingdom

Sarah founded the Craftivist Collective to transform the way people think about, engage with, and most importantly do activism. Through her principles of ‘Gentle Protest’, she is inspiring both the most seasoned activists and first-time changemakers. In a unique way, she helps them to redirect their...

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Carlene Firmin

Ashoka Fellow since Jul 2018

United Kingdom

During adolescence, the risk of abuse that young people face often shifts from a familial context to public/school/peer environments. Currently, child protection systems are better equipped to address cases of abuse and violence within the home and family context. Carlene is pursuing a radical...

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