2017 Globalizer: Economic Inclusion in Latin America

Building on the success of the last Globalizer on Economic Inclusion in Latin America we lauched the 3rd round on this critical topic. Once again Ashoka partnered with the Swiss Development Cooperation (SDC), Hystra and CAF to support social entrepreneurs in Latin America working for economic inclusion. 

The Globalizer Summit took place in Santiago, Chile, from June 15-18, 2017 and brought together leading Ashoka Fellows with globally scalable innovations for poverty alleviation. Their solutions were mainly market-driven, have proven track records and involve entire communities to alleviate poverty. Further topics that were explored and built on at this Summit include strengthening financial mechanisms and corporative structures across the region to increase the impact of inclusive businesses.

These social entrepreneurs are a new generation of leaders that are taking impact to the next level, where ultimate scale is reached through systemic change.

The Globalizer provides them with the structure and strategic resources they need to develop a broad and efficient scale. Each social entrepreneur is matched with global business leaders and consultants who help them develop their impact strategy during a 3-month advisory period. This process culminates with the Globalizer Summit in Chile in June.

At the Summit, the social entrepreneurs work with business executives and entrepreneurs, who offer a new perspective and strategic support to further refine their scaling strategies, work out critical challenges and have key doors opened. 

List of the participating fellows: