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Confronting the other pandemic: Mental health

Two social entrepreneurs on how the pandemic is hitting young people and where we go from here

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Changemaker in the mirror: Equipping ourselves for a new game

As the light at the end of the pandemic tunnel grows brighter, many are asking what the world will look like when we finally emerge. Bruised and battered, grateful we have survived, grieved by those we lost along the way, relieved to return to community, angry about inequities, uncertain about how...
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Only 20% Of People With Eating Disorders Get Help. This Startup Is Out To Change That.

More than 30 million Americans with eating disorders don’t get the treatment they need to fully recover — and against common assumptions, these disorders affect people equally across genders, races, ethnicities, sexual orientation, and socioeconomic status. Through Equip, which launched last month...
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Auction of Swiss Watch Featuring Marvel's Black Panther Nets $5.2 Million for a First Book and Ashoka Partnership

The auction of a one-of-a-kind watch was part of an intense global bidding war. Contributions to the partnership totalled $8 million.

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Building community wealth across the Mississippi Delta

How Tim Lampkin is supporting and expanding Black business ownership in the U.S.

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Knowledge Powers Change

Ashoka and The INKEY List are kicking off a digital campaign to introduce changemaking to young people around the world

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Changemaker Playbook: The New Physics of Leadership in a World of Explosive Change

The Changemaker Playbook is packed with tips for individuals and organizations navigating the new strategic landscape defined by disruptive change.

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We’re Living Through A Carbon Bubble—Here’s What We Can Do About It

As part of Ashoka’s Welcome Change series, Pip Wheaton spoke with Ashoka Fellow Mark Campanale (U.K.) about how climate change impacts financial markets, and how investors can support a sustainable future. Mark started the Carbon Tracker Initiative in 2009 that ended up placing terms like “carbon...
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Mutualism and The Next Economy

Mutualism is a way to understand our world. Instead of being stuck by the enormity of the world’s problems, mutualism enables us to uncover existing local solutions whose growth is centered on communities and people rather than a turbo-charged profit strategy that leads to big box uniformity. It...
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How parents are protecting Black genius

Creating learning environments rooted in community wisdom

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Ashoka founder Bill Drayton on his life-long goal to create an "everyone a changemaker" world

Joining Michael on today’s Change Makers is Bill Drayton, the founder and CEO of Ashoka. For more than 40 years, Ashoka has built and nurtured the largest network of leading social entrepreneurs in the world. Described as one of America’s best leaders and the “godfather of social entrepreneurship”...
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Young Changemaker Ara Kusuma shares her vision for a better world

“The future is in our hands. Everyone can take a role, no matter your age or where you live.”

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This Is What We Did—When Climate Action Is Our Legacy

The climate movement has been strengthened in recent years thanks to the leadership of our youth. Yet, for the first time in our history there are more people over the age of 65 than below 5. How can we bring our elders into this movement? Meet Ashoka Fellow Jim Thompson who he is dedicating his...

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Young leaders offer wisdom for the road ahead

The COVID-19 pandemic is leaving a deep socio-economic impact on young people. Nevertheless, young people are among the most active responders: not only as frontline health workers, but as researchers, activists, communicators and innovators lifting up their communities. Despite their contributions...
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Meet Finland’s young changemakers of the year

Youth leaders take on sustainability, from sneakers to skyscrapers

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Ashoka Fellow Dianna Ortiz, American Nun Tortured in Guatemala, Dies at 62

She became a champion of survivors of torture and helped compel the release of documents showing U.S. complicity in decades of human rights abuses in Guatemala

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Traditional Knowledge, 21C Tech

Situating traditional Inuit knowledge in 21st-century challenges to solve environmental and social-justice issues in the Arctic

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A new mindset for philanthropists

More on the challenge of changing norms in philanthropy — and creative ideas for action

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Mutualism: Building the Next Economy from the Ground Up

A way to build our next safety net in America through local organizations we know and trust

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Who cares? Carers on the global agenda

Social entrepreneurs reimagine how society supports those who care for others

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