Ashoka Key Ideas
Browse the latest news and updates about what Ashoka is doing and thinking: stories, events, and a curated collection showcasing the top insights from Ashoka's global community of change leaders.
You can find the curated collection of insights below:
Ashoka’s global study of systems-changing social entrepreneurs outlines 11 key strategies to building an Everyone a Changemaker world.
Translating empathy into action is tricky. Bill Drayton—the founder and CEO of Ashoka—has some ideas.
"Most of our planetary problems stem from dysfunctional relationships — with ourselves, with others, and with nature. Our education systems have forgotten about nature. They are still very egocentric...
Looking across the work of countless social entrepreneurs working on Planet & Climate, we’ve noticed an encouraging pattern. Social entrepreneurs are creating showing us that everyone has a role to...
A lot is at stake for the Borari and Arapium people in Ednei's region. Since the mid-1990s, they have been the target of lawsuits fighting against the official recognition of their lands (still in...
Ashoka Fellows David Lubell and Clara Jiménez Cruz bust myths on immigration and show why belonging begins with us.
What if our schools were designed to let young people drive positive change around them? This question has been animating Ashoka Fellow Ali Raza Khan for nearly 20 years.
We can now reproduce ourselves through this kaleidoscope of family forms thanks to advances in reproductive technologies. The traditional, heteronormative nuclear family is not going away, but it won...
Engineers: don’t be selfish! Make policy as mainstream as engineering in the tech world. And global companies: hire diverse local experts to become truly global.
Until we stand together as one community, it is highly difficult to speak about any sort of liberation. I am here not only for Trans* liberation, but for the liberation of every human being.
Mary Gordon on empathy in the pandemic, what young children are feeling right now (by their accounts), and the pandemic’s enduring effects on families and children.
Why decentralized approaches, long-term thinking and tough questions have been key to responding to the Spring 2021 COVID crisis in India.
We have to stop wasting the resources that mothers, women, diverse people, caregivers, and all the so-called minorities — i.e. the majority of the population — contribute. The world needs exactly what...
In the near future, we'll look back at 2020 and be like, how come we were deploying algorithms back then that were not being audited? It's like selling a car without a seatbelt. It will be unthinkable...
Ashoka Fellows around the world are working in the field of Planet & Climate, distilling decades of experience and spotting patterns between their diverse approaches
"Outrage is mobilizing. But hope is sustaining. That is the piece we're often missing. People have every right to be outraged at the current system and the existing sexism and racism in the system...
How do transparency, empathy, and meaning work in practice?
Living in a Changemaker World Requires a New Framework for Thinking and Acting
What We Need to Learn to Make the Most of Our Disrupted World
Henry De Sio describes the key to success in an era of explosive social change
“We Need a Way to Talk Openly”
See the World Differently – Doing Differently
It’s a paradigm shift they feel happening under their feet
Transformative education must begin with a fresh look at the societal landscape our children and youth are stepping into. A historical shift has radically changed the complexion and complexity of the...
The rate of change has been accelerating exponentially since 1700 at least. So has the number of people causing change. This acceleration also applies (and I believe this is especially important) to...
You can’t play the change game unless you are a changemaker.
Allowing an organization to remain competitive and relevant.
The key to a better world: let people create that world for themselves
It’s time for a reality check. That was the cautionary message in my last post. The world is changing. Society is tearing down its system of silos and hierarchy, and our world defined by repetition...
Creating frameworks for others to take decisions and make change
Global executives really fail in the area of human interaction