5 steps to reframe our relationship with nature

The threats facing our planet are changing quickly, as are the proposed solutions. One thing is clear: there is a fundamental need to rebalance our relationship with nature. This requires a paradigm shift in how humanity sees itself, how we understand what nature is, and how we see ourselves in the...

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How our newest community member is contributing to positive societal impact

With his long-standing experience in the consulting industry, working with many industry leaders for more than 30 years, Bo-Erik Ekström has taken the step to become this year’s newest Ashoka Support Network (ASN) member in Finland.

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A statement supporting protests seeking racial equity and justice

Solidarity with those seeking justice

As Ashoka Hello Europe, we stand in solidarity with our Black community, both in the United States and abroad, and our community of social entrepreneurs and changemakers who are seeking justice through protests and fighting racism, inequality and oppression.

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Making a difference through the ASN Network

Jennie Perzon and Erik Feldt are values-based leaders with a strong urge to make a difference. Following their passion for change and collaboration, Jennie and Erik decided to join the Ashoka Support Network (ASN) to support and advocate for Ashoka’s values and vision while unleashing their own...

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Ashoka's Venture Research

Would you like to become a volunteer for the world's largest network of social entrepreneurship?

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Ashoka Nordic Impact Report for FY20

At the end of this challenging year, we want to highlight the resilience, innovation, and positivity of our community. We are proud of each of our co-creators – the Ashoka Fellows, the inspiring young changemakers, our partners and closest ecosystem collaborators – and want to take this opportunity...

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Fixing what is still missing - Ecosystem for social entrepreneurs in Sweden

The pandemic has meant many tragedies and challenges. It has also brought to the surface, and thus helped many individuals, organizations, and ecosystems to see clearer what worked and what didn’t work so well before. Even before this crisis, the canon of “normality” was not working in many ways -...
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Meet Mathias Bergman, member of the Ashoka Support Network in Finland

Mathias Bergman studied molecular biology in Sweden and did his post-doctorate in the cancer laboratory of Helsinki, Finland. After finishing his studies, Mathias created a research group at the University of Helsinki. In 2008, Mathias became the research director of Karyon, a company that develops...

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Summer greetings!

We are now approaching the time of the year where we can slow down and relax. Even though this spring has been one of increased uncertainty, we have continued to learn together, strengthening cross-sector collaborations and contributing to an “Everyone A Changemaker” world.

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HELLO NORDICS: ONE YEAR ON.

The Hello Nordics Accelerator supported 10 social entrepreneurs developing proven solutions to migrants’ challenges in the Nordic region, and in particular how they can scale the impact of their work. The accelerator also provided a forum for all participants to share inspiration with each other...

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Leading social entrepreneurs in the Nordics - creating impact for resilient communities

Social entrepreneurs are leaders with innovative solutions to society’s most pressing challenges. They are ambitious and persistent — tackling major issues and offering new ways to create lasting positive change, often on a systemic level.

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“Changemaking”: what is it and why is it now so important

In these challenging times, we need to develop truly resilient societies while focusing on the qualities of individuals. We need empathy to recognize and understand the problems that others are facing. We need a commitment to the common good to accept restrictions in our personal life. And we need...

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Building resilient cross-sector collaborations for social good

Cross-sector collaborations used to be all about NGO-corporate partnerships in bilateral relationships. This has quickly evolved, not only in academic perspective but also in practice: now there are several multiple partners and stakeholders involved in collaborationsfor the good of all, often...

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Coming together in times of crisis!

In these times of uncertainty and reflection on our individual and collective responsibility, we want to strengthen our community more than ever. Although our mindset as changemakers pushes us to take action, we believe that the solution to the current challenge lies in our capacity to slow down...

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Holiday Greetings!

We are fast approaching the time of the year where we challenge geographic boundaries to huddle up with family to celebrate each other’s presence (and enjoy way too much food). Who knows, maybe you’ll even hear that relative tell that same embarrassing story, again. Before we ring in the new year...

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European Changemaker Summit

Il primo summit organizzato da Ashoka a livello europeo per parlare del futuro dell'innovazione sociale in Europa

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Launching Changemakers Accelerator

Ashoka, Nordea and Accenture are now jointly launching Changemakers Accelerator – a programme that will support climate initiatives in the Nordics. Nine social entrepreneurs with the know-how and ambition to create long-term solutions to protect the environment and tackle the climate issues of our...

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Ashoka Nordic founder Maja Frankel takes on the role of Secretary-General at Friends

Maja founded Ashoka Sweden back in 2011 and has been the driving force behind its growth and expansion, culminating with the expansion to Finland and the organization becoming Ashoka Nordic. After eight years she has decided to depart Ashoka to become Friends new Secretary-General.

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Community Day 2019

Last week we hosted our annual Community Day. It’s a day to celebrate the Nordic Changemaking Community. We strengthen our mutual sense of identity through inspiration, knowledge sharing, team building as well as open and honest discussions.

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