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    Evariste has pioneered a holistic approach to efficiently address the issue of e-waste in West Africa by creating public awareness and engaging the informal sector as environmental agents. He is also enabling the development of a green economy through the valorization and commercialization of products formally considered waste.

    Shailabh has created the first mutual health insurance model in India that is community owned and led, thus giving them control to take care of their health more proactively.

    In Spain, Social Entrepreneurship is Finding Strength

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    On Friday, October 21, 2011 Bill Drayton joined the ranks of Nelson Mandela, Bill and Melinda Gates, and the World Health Organization in receiving the Prince of Asturias Award for International Cooperation. The award, referred to as the Spanish Nobel, is an annual recognition of one person or organization for a global contribution to humankind.

    As Drayton arrived in Spain for the award ceremony, there was a surge of media coverage and events focused on social entrepreneurship.

    The Ashoka Fireside chats: Leadership on steroids

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    Henry De Sio – Vice President for Framework Change at Ashoka and Chief Operating Officer for the Obama '08 campaign – discusses his experience

    Ashoka Business cases social & business Co-Creation

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    This series of 5 business cases entails finalists and winners of the 2014 Social & Bus

    The Values Revolution: Embedding Empathy in the New Economy

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    Much has been written about how our economy is changing, particularly in light of the digital revolution.

    Christian is incentivizing the first global community of leading editors-in-chief to focus on solutions in the media, versus the traditional focus on failures and problems. By facilitating large scale content sharing, he is giving agency to major media players to systematically increase the frequency with which the masses are in contact with solutions-based stories, which in turn inspires and generates citizen changemakers.

    By designing and producing the first modular designed, and thus longer lasting, smartphone, building a conflict free and fair supply and production chain, Bas van Abel with his company Fairphone is creating a movement of ethical consumption while shifting the smartphone industry -one of the most complex supply chains- towards ethical production and complete transparency, fueling change instead of conflict.

    Since the early 1980s, Mara Maudet has been creating and mainstreaming a set of standards for the design and delivery of social services in disenfranchised urban areas in France; now a common practice in childcare.

    In the mid 1980s Yvonnick Huet pioneered a market-based model to solve poverty and food issues through the restructuring of viable local farming markets in developing countries. Unlike the field of development that has traditionally been charity-focused and culturally skeptical toward economy-oriented projects, Yvonnick has focused his efforts on small businesses as the key facilitator in development.