About us


Ashoka is the world’s largest network of social entrepreneurs and changemakers. In the Nordic region, we aim to reach our global vision of "Everyone is a Changemaker" for the good of all. 

We want to achieve this by creating a dynamic and supporting regional platform for social entrepreneurs and changemakers where ideas can easily grow and spread. We work in three main strategic areas: to select and support social entrepreneurs; to empower children and youth growing up as changemakers; and to unleash our partners potential.

We are a thriving community of change leaders: Social Entrepreneurs, Ashoka Support Network Members and Partners who see that the world requires everyone to be a changemaker.


Ashoka's Priorities

In the Nordics, we currently focus on three strategic priorities to support a world where everyone can make a change to their society and its culture:


Social Entrepreneurship

Social entrepreneurs champion innovative solutions to society’s most pressing social, cultural, and environmental challenges. They model changemaking behavior, and catalyze organizations and movements where everyone can be changemaker.

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Empathy & Young Changemaking

In order to thrive, young people need to know how to make an impact in today’s rapidly evolving world. Gaining the skills for changemaking, including empathy, must become the new norm for growing up.

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Organizing for a Changemaker World

Succeeding in a world where everyone drives change requires a new way of organizing: where we break through walls between sectors and within organizations to work together in fluid, open, and communicative teams.

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Impact highlights from our work

In the Nordics, Ashoka is the first independent and system-oriented organization, finding and cultivating social entrepreneurs whose social innovations solve deep-rooted social challenges.

Since 2011, Ashoka draws on the insights and patterns of the social innovation field in the Nordics to better understand what are the future needs and how to create new solutions for building a better world.

We are proud to share our latest Annual Nordic Report, covering the main impact from our work during 2022, with tangible examples of our activities in the ground and testimonies from our youngest changemakers in the Nordics.


Annual Report Ashoka Nordic

Meet our team

Ashoka's leadership today is a group of change leaders with a track record of positively impacting society and empowering others to be changemakers. The team is made up of 300+ Ashoka staff worldwide that supports the vision of an "Everyone a Changemaker" world.

Meet our Advisory Board Members

Ashoka Nordic's advisory board in Sweden

Members of Ashoka Nordic's advisory board in Sweden

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Members of Ashoka Nordic's advisory board in Finland

Members of Ashoka Nordic's advisory board in Finland

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Together, we pursue advocacy work towards national and regional ecosystem supporters to promote an even better support for changemaking as well as to bring value to the social entrepreneurship field.