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What it really takes to be a social entrepreneur...
Ashoka founder and CEO Bill Drayton and Valeria Budinich, who heads Ashoka's worldwide efforts to forge profitable alliances between private compan
In the middle of the night, I wake up thinking about this question.
David Bornstein addresses the ever widening gray area between some social programs and the business sector.
When one of Germany’s biggest corporations, Siemens, decided to create a foundation, its leadership knew social business models were a key tool in achieving community impact. Their early research led them to Ashoka, and the innovative social change Ashoka Fellows are making all over around the world.
“In a social business, community impact comes first,” was one of the fundamental insights in the first Community Impact Development Group (CIDG) meeting hosted by Ashoka and the Siemens Stiftung in October 2010, and one of the essential claims that members of this group wanted to voice within the impact investment landscape.
This is the third and final in a series of interviews where we speak with leading innovators who are appropriating lessons from open source thinkin
Never before have financial indicators dominated news like today, but perhaps the most important indicator for competitiveness of our societies rem