Collaborative Systems Change: the way forward

Welcome to our fourth special episode of a podcast series developed in collaboration with Leading with social impact*. In this episode, we present you to the award-winning and leading social entrepreneur Jeroo Billimoria.

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A call for future Changemakers: be unreasonable, and be fair.

Welcome to our third episode of Ashoka Nordic special podcast series, developed in collaboration with Leading with social impact. In our third episode, we present you to our inspiring Nordic Fellow Thorkil Sonne as well as to the European Leader of Ashoka, Marie Ringler. Thorkil is the founder of...

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Doing business differently to ensure healthcare access

Welcome to our second special episode of a podcast series developed in collaboration with Leading with social impact*. In this second episode, we present you to our fantastic Nordic Fellow Rustam Nabiev.

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Launching Ashoka Nordic's Special Podcast - Diversity & Inclusion

In 2021, Ashoka Nordic celebrates its 10th anniversary, which of course means reflecting and celebrating what has happened in the field of social entrepreneurship and Changemaking since the start, and setting a new bold direction for the upcoming decade.

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Housing and entrepreneurship at the heart of Changemaker ecosystems

When we know that a desolate housing estate can lead to negative consequences, why don’t more powerful partnerships club together to do something and change this reality?
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The superpower of changemakers – what if we only had a new normal?

In this series we are getting to know some Finnish changemakers, as Ashoka has just launched it's office in Helsinki and is actively looking for the first Finnish Ashoka Fellow and inspiring Young Changemakers.

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Turning a challenge into a solution

Markus Raivio, leading social entrepreneur and participant of the Finnish Changemaker Map, founded Kukunori in 2012 to design a completely new way of working with mental health patients through culture.

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Finnish Changemakers – Mission trumps identity in an emerging field

Today we launch the findings of the Finnish Changemaker Mapping, a health check of the ecosystem of Changemakers and Social entrepreneurs in Finland. Carried out in partnership with Sitra Lab, this is the latest in a series of Changemaker maps that have been conducted by Ashoka across Europe.

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From Turkey to Sweden to spread regenerative agriculture

Durukan joined the Ashoka Fellowship in 2017 and has recently moved to Sweden to adapt and duplicate his main area of work, regenerative agriculture, where he produces the highest nutritious food while going much beyond sustainability and improving the ecosystems.

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Meet Amanda Sundell, our new Finland Country Manager

Amanda Sundell, herself a social entrepreneur, is originally from Helsinki. However, she has also lived abroad for several years working with the civil society and the United Nations (UN) in the Balkans. Now we are welcoming her as Ashoka’s first Country Manager in Finland.

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Meet Empower: How to tackle plastic waste using blockchain

The world is facing an unprecedented level of plastic waste. Transparency, traceability and accountability are now more relevant than ever when it comes to the material that is choking our oceans.

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"I never tried that before, so I should definitely be able to do it"

This is a quote from Pippi Longstocking, perhaps the most famous character created by the much beloved Astrid Lindgren. Today, Tuesday 8 October, we gather our Nordic Ashoka community at Junibacken to celebrate the first eight years as a community.

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The Right To Relate: Cycling Without Age

In 2012, Ole Kassow started giving free trishaw rides to elderly residents of a nearby nursing home. Today, over 1.5 million people have taken a ride with members of Ole’s global Cycling Without Age network. It turns out that slowing down, taking in the scenery, and enjoying light conversation...
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Social Entrepreneurship should start in school

How do we work with Social Entrepreneurship? What does Social Entrepreneurship mean for you? What skills do you think a Social Entrepreneur need?

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Hello Nordics: Major push for inclusion in the Nordics

Major push for inclusion in the Nordics – ten social entrepreneurs to scale proven solutions across borders with support from a network of partners Ashoka, the world leading organisation for social entrepreneurship and changemaking, has chosen ten social entrepreneurs to establish a big inclusion...
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