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5 Reasons to Join the Ashoka Changemaker Summit 2021

This year, the Ashoka Changemaker Summit is not just an event but a three-month journey starting online and culminating in December in the Italian city of Turin. It’s the global milestone for a community that believes in the power of changemaking to drive social impact. Join us to work together...
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What happened in the Summit 2020 and why it matters

In spite of the trials and tribulations of the past year, Ashoka’s community of leading social innovators and changemakers has remained strong and united, often prioritizing working for the good of all. The Ashoka Changemaker Summit is the largest gathering of system-changing changemakers from...
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Why attend ACMS 2020?

In the midst of the ongoing Covid-19 crisis, we must unite around ideas for the good of all. That’s what the Ashoka Changemaker Summit is all about. And while the European editions of this event (in Berlin 2018 and in Barcelona 2019) have already impacted hundreds of attendees, this year we felt the...
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Social innovation: Overlooked certainties for a resilient society & future

“From November 17-19, 2020 the largest network of leading social innovators will gather at the online “Ashoka Changemaker Summit” to “Rediscover Certainty”. Social entrepreneurs – innovators with a social mission – and leaders from business and philanthropy will explore what provides certainty in...
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Meet our 2019 Ashoka Fellows in Europe

Ashoka has elected social entrepreneurs with innovative ideas with a systemic impact in Europe for 25 years. This year’s Ashoka Fellows have been selected from 8 countries: 1 in Belgium, 1 in France, 2 in Germany, 2 in Italy, 1 in Romania, 4 in Spain, 3 in Turkey and 2 in United Kingdom. They...
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Why attend ECMS 2019?

Year after year we keep learning from Ashoka Fellows that changing systems and shifting mindsets require holistic approaches and collaboration. Whether you are a social entrepreneur with a systems changing idea, a decision-maker from a company moving beyond traditional CSR, an impact investor...
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How Ashoka's new Fellows change systems, cross borders and shift mindsets

“If we all don’t win, we all lose.” This is the lesson that Ashoka Fellows around the world continue to teach us as they create innovative solutions to the world’s most pressing problems. We welcomed 109 new Ashoka Fellows into our global network in 2018, now showcased in this inaugural Emerging...
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Ashoka: #2 of 2019’s top 5 most innovative and impactful social enterprises

This article originally appeared on Forbes Ashoka is #2 on the list of 2019’s top five most innovative and impactful social enterprises. Ashoka’s founder and CEO Bill Drayton is considered the godfather of social entrepreneurs, widely credited with bringing the term “social entrepreneur” into the...
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2018 Global Study finds Ashoka Fellows change policy, market dynamics, and how people think

In 2018, Ashoka led one of the largest and most diverse studies of system changing social entrepreneurs ever conducted. And we found that Ashoka Fellows are having systems-level impact — 74 percent have achieved change in public policy or legislation, others are changing market systems, and mindsets...
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If you are a journalist and would like to join the Changemaker Summit or if you have another media inquiry (for interviews etc.), please reach out directly to the Communication Lead of the Summit Maira Cabrini.