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Ashoka Brasil é destaque no painel de tecnologia e ciência do FIIS, evento promovido pela Folha de S. Paulo em Poços de Caldas (MG)

Cientistas que enveredam pelo empreendedorismo são uma tendência que deve crescer, mas para isso é necessário atrair mais jovens para a carreira científica.

When Empathy Meets Philanthropy

As chief investment officer of the Capital Group from 1992 and 2016, Mr. Nguyen-Phuong oversaw the investment of more than $5 billion in more than 80 companies across Asia, Latin America, Eastern Europe and Africa. Now retired, he has supported Ashoka, and is a donor through an Ashoka endowment fund set up in his family's name, the Nguyen-Phuong Family Endowment, to support entrepreneurs in emerging markets.

Nguyen-Phuong believes that philanthropy and empathy are the proverbial peas in a pod. "Philanthropy is like love, but it's a much abused word," he said. 

Emily Stone

Al fomentar la colaboración comunitaria entre los pueblos indígenas en Guatemala y Belice, Emily Stone se une al mercado del cacao y mejora el proceso de calidad.

Ashoka está com processo de busca e reconhecimento aberto para 2019

Todo ano a Ashoka realiza um processo meticuloso de busca e reconhecimento das pessoas mais inovadoras no Brasil.

Ashoka kicks off Africa’s first Social Investment Accelerator!

On September 10th and 11th 2018, the Kick-Off Bootcamp for Ashoka’s African Social Investment Accelerator convened 12 winning ventures from across the continent, 33 top mentors, and supporting partners for two days of dynamic activities in Johannesburg, South Africa. Mentors and ventures came from all corners of Africa – Kenya, Ghana, Uganda, Gabon, Ivory Coast, Egypt, South Africa, Cameroon, Nigeria, Ethiopia, Benin, and Burkina Faso – as well as the UK, USA, UAE, Germany, Lebanon, and Switzerland.

L’Appel à solutions sélectionne 13 Lauréat.e.s porteur.euse.s de projets sociaux et leur donne un coup d’accélérateur !

Le 14 septembre dernier avait lieu la sélection des lauréats de l’Appel à Solutions, treize entrepreneur-e-s sociaux ont été retenu-e-s comme lauréat-e-s ! Sélectionnés par un jury composé de représentant-e-s des accélérateurs d’innovation sociale du collectif et des partenaires, les lauréat-e-s débuteront leur accompagnement à compter d’Octobre 2018. 

Les Lauréats sont :

Announcing the Ventures in Ashoka’s 2018-9 African Social Investment Accelerator

Ashoka is excited to launch the African Social Investment Accelerator to support social entrepreneurs across the continent to refine their business model and become investment ready.

Livres, podcasts et films sur l'innovation sociale pendant l'été !

A travers des histoires personnelles d'entrepreneurs, des voyages,  des débats, des images... Le monde de l'innovation sociale recèle de ressources qui incitent chacun.e à réfléchir à la création d'impact social  à toutes les échelles ! ​

L'équipe d'Ashoka a compilé quelques recommandations :

 

Sei condizioni per il cambiamento sistemico

Gli attori coinvolti nel processo di cambiamento sistemico possono aumentare le probabilità di successo focalizzandosi sulle condizioni per il cambiamento meno evidenti ma più influenti, volgendo lo sguardo anche su loro stessi.

Il report The Water of Systems Change punta a chiarire cosa significhi intervenire su queste condizioni. Proponiamo la struttura del "triangolo capovolto" come modello attuabile per i finanziatori e altri interessati a creare cambiamento sistemico, in particolare per coloro che stanno lavorando per favorire una maggiore equità.

 

Inaugural Grunin Prize for Social Entrepreneurship Awarded at NYU Law

NEW YORK, June 6—At a ceremony at NYU School of Law yesterday evening, a project submitted by the law firm Womble Bond Dickinson (WBD) was named winner of the inaugural Grunin Prize for social entrepreneurship. The prize recognizes the variety and impact of lawyers’ participation in the ways in which business, whether for-profit or not-for-profit, is increasingly advancing the goals of sustainability and human development.