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    Ashoka at the G20 Seoul Summit

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    At today's closing ceremonies of the Group of 20's Seoul Summit, Ashoka Vice President Bill Carter joined US President Barack Obama, Korean President Lee Myung-bak, and Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper on stage to announce and congratulate the fourteen winners of the G20's Small and Medium Enterprise Challenge.

    Waiting to Take Off

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    It’s been 5 months into the Young Champions program, and it’s difficult to believe I’m more than halfway to the end of a journey which seems like i

    Felipe Vergara, Schwab Foundation & a Shift in the Education Economy

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    As a student in Colombia, Felipe Vergara observed that human capital—the sum total of skills, abilities, and knowledge available in a society—drive

    Can Impact Investment Be an Effective Tool to Reduce Poverty?

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    As a new field, impact investing has tremendous potential to address the challenges of poverty.

    Change Nation Convention in Dublin Generates Nearly 300 Commitments to Action

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    Change Nation, a three-day event, convened 50 of the world’s top social entrepreneurs in Dublin last weekend — includin

    Insights about promoting financial inclusion from Ashoka Fellow and Kiva founder Matt Flannery

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    Matt Flannery, founder and CEO of Kiva and Ashoka Fellow, talks to Ashoka about how Kiva is promoting financial inclusion.

    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.

    Why banks should reach out to social entrepreneurs

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    Close your eyes and think of banking. You probably see men in suits, office towers, Bloomberg terminals, and maybe a cash machine—a world that is far removed from African village elders with a phone, migrant workers queuing at a cash shop, children receiving a paycheck for factory work, or doorstep lenders in poor suburbs.