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    Siemens Stiftung and Ashoka: An Innovative Partnership is Born

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    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.

    How to Scale community impact with a Market-Based Approach

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    “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.

    Shifting a Paradigm in Europe: From Subsidies to Investment

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    Never before have financial indicators dominated news like today, but perhaps the most important indicator for competitiveness of our societies rem

    “Each of us can be a part of change.”

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    In Ireland, Change Nation was officially launched by An Taoiseach (Prime Minister) Enda Kenny and a buzzing community of excited supporters and you

    Is Business the Place where Social Impact Happens Most? Ashoka Fellow Ben Powell Thinks So

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    My interest in entrepreneurship as a tool for development began after I started a miniature golf business in Puebla Mexico.

    A Business Perspective on Scaling Impact at Healing Fields Foundation

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    For Healing Fields Foundation (HFF), hosting an Executive in Residence was a new experience that opened our minds to an international business envi

    Combining Passion and Purpose: A Conversation with Western Union and Agora Partnerships

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    Declan Daly reflected on what the Executive in Residence program means to Western Union and what he brought back from his placement, including his experience working with Agora-supported entrepreneurs at CO2 Bambu, a provider of environmentally friendly materials for long-term housing in Nicaragua. Agora Chief Strategy Officer, Dorrit Lowsen, also shared what Declan’s placement meant for Agora Partnerships.

    How Business Can Lift People Out Of Poverty: 4 Insights From The World's Best Social Entrepreneurs

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    How do you profitably sell to a customer who earns less than $2 per day?

    How are Innovative Leaders Helping Redefine ‘Value Creation’ Across Sectors?

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    How do we overcome cultural, economic, and geographic barriers to create large-scale social change?