ChangeNOW Summit 2022

Ashoka

PRESENTATION

Ashoka is a living encyclopedia of social innovation across the globe. We pioneered the field of social entrepreneurship and are now building toward an “everyone a changemaker” world: where all people have the confidence and support to solve problems and contribute to the common good. Since 1981, Ashoka has been building the world's largest network of social entrepreneurs, which today brings together more than 4 000 social entrepreneurs in 95 countries. Our priorities are : Social Entrepreneurship Social entrepreneurs are individuals with innovative solutions to society’s most pressing social, cultural, and environmental challenges and are tackling major issues and offering new ideas for systems-level change. They model changemaking behavior, and catalyze organizations and movements where everyone can be changemaker. Empathy and Young Changemaking Together with our partners, we are on the forefront of a movement to redefine success in growing up and to inspire every young person to become a Changemaker. Organizing for Changemaking We see an emerging pattern in Ashoka’s network where entrepreneurs are building a dynamic kind of team for the new economy. When individuals and organizations cross old boundaries and align toward a shared goal, they form a “team of teams,” unlocking massive amounts of social — and often business — value.