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Why Embracing Immigrants Brings Growth To Rust Belt Cities

Communities around the country are becoming more prosperous by creating inclusive policies for immigrants and refugees. This interview with Ashoka Fellow David Lubell explains how communities can use this turbulent moment to transform themselves, how business leaders can plug in, and why welcoming is for everyone – not just those among us who are newcomers.

From Standing Rock to Pine Ridge Reservation Community Sustainability: Ashoka Fellow NickTilsen

One of the Dakota Access Pipeline's most devoted protestors is making his strongest stand back in his hometown. On the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation in South Dakota, Nick Tilsen, a 34-year-old member of the Oglala Lakota Nation and founding executive director of the Thunder Valley Community Development Corporation, is breaking ground on nearly three dozen homes and other amenities on 34 acres of land.

Un banco ético, ¿posible en la Argentina?

June 2, 2016

Joan Antoni Melé, referente mundial de la banca ética, visitó Buenos Aires y otras tres ciudades de Cono Sur, en busca de la expansión de un modelo financiero que ponga en el centro a la persona. Lo acompañaron las organizaciones CAF, Avina, Ashoka y Sistema B.

'Tough Guy' Farmers Stand Up To Italian Mafia — And Win

Calabria is Italy's poorest region. With local unemployment at 23 percent, many Calabrians face a choice: do business with the mafia or don't work at all. GOEL Bio, gives locals a third option. It did more than try to fix a broken and corrupt economy. Instead, it created an entirely new, alternative economy.

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.