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The Values Revolution: Embedding Empathy in the New Economy

Much has been written about how our economy is changing, particularly in light of the digital revolution. This economy is defined by entirely new ways of organizing and working together, by an energizing sense of possibility, and by a seemingly insatiable thirst for problem solving.

Ashoka Business cases social & business Co-Creation

This series of 5 business cases entails finalists and winners of the 2014 Social & Business Co-Creation: Collaboration for Impact competition organized by Ashoka and its partners, the Zermatt Summit Foundation, Guilé Foundation, DPD and Boerhinger Ingelheim. The aim of the competition was to identify pioneers in the field of Social and Business Co-Creation in Europe. 338 projects from 34 European countries participated in this competition, 15 finalists were selected and 5 winners were awarded a prize.

2015 - La promotion d'entrepreneurs sociaux France Belgique Suisse

En 2015, 8 nouveaux entrepreneurs sociaux innovants ont intégré le réseau d'Ashoka France Suisse Belgique.

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Engagez-vous auprès des entrepreneurs sociaux Ashoka !

Ashoka est le 1er réseau mondial d'entrepreneurs sociaux. Son objectif ? Faire émerger un monde où chacun est capable d'agir rapidement et efficacement pour répondre aux défis sociétaux : Tous acteurs de changement.

Eine Machbarschaft für soziale Innovationen

Es hat kaum zehn Jahre gedauert, um in Deutschland aus einem unbekannten Begriff – Social Entrepreneurship – zuerst eine Nische, dann einen Trend zu machen. Die meisten Social Entrepreneurs sind freilich noch nicht am Ziel, sondern noch auf dem Weg. Aber aus den Erfahrungen der mittlerweile über fünfzig Ashoka Fellows in Deutschland lässt sich ein Prinzip erkennen, das ein Motto für die nächste Phase der Entwicklung von Social Entrepreneurship werden könnte: "It takes a village to raise a child".

Driving Impact By Reinventing The Rickshaw: Turning Empathy Into Action

Pradip Sarmah was riding in a rickshaw one day in India when he had a conversation that would change the course of his life. He asked how much the man pulling him made per day, if he owned his own rickshaw, and how long he’d been working as a rickshaw puller.

How One Woman Redefined the Economic Space for Women in Pakistan

According to the Pakistan Bureau of Statistics, only 14.3% of women in the country participate in the labor force. Lack of social and financial support and restrictions imposed on access and mobility serve as major obstacles for women who want to pursue fulfilling careers. In this landscape, Sabiha Ghani has been a game change

The Ashoka Fireside chats: Leadership on steroids

Henry De Sio – Vice President for Framework Change at Ashoka and Chief Operating Officer for the Obama '08 campaign – discusses his experience of 'leadership on steroids'  campaigning for the US president, change-making with Ashoka and using the force, in an exclusive interview with Pioneers Post editor Tim West. 

Editor's Note: This article originally appeared on Pioneers Post.

How Social Entrepreneurs Can Contribute to Equitable Growth in the Middle East and North Africa

How might social entrepreneurship contribute to a more competitive economy in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA), while promoting sustainable development, social justice and equity?

Sympathy: Simply Ineffective or Actually Harmful?

Editor's Note: Ashoka imagines a world where education is truly transformational, where every child has mastered empathy—and would like to work with you to help build it. Join us on, our new digital home for all things empathy, where you can learn why empathy matters, pick up practical tips for how to cultivate it in your own home or school, and more.