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Water Privatization: Villainy or Necessity?

John Converse Townsend | Posted 01.02.2012 | Impact
John Converse Townsend

Until recently, the privatization of humanity's most valuable resource was a Third World problem. Now the idea and the economics behind it are spreading to more developed countries like China, Russia, Canada, and even the United States.

Innovating Toward a Healthier World

Alison Craiglow Hockenberry | Posted 10.15.2011 | Impact
Alison Craiglow Hockenberry

When health innovation expert David Aylward is asked if the developing world can learn from the U.S. healthcare system, his answer is an emphatic yes -- "They should do the opposite!"

Celebrating 30 Years Of Social Entrepreneurship

Alison Craiglow Hockenberry | Posted 08.29.2011 | Impact
Alison Craiglow Hockenberry

Social entrepreneurship today enjoys the high regard it has long deserved -- fully 30 years after the organization that launched the movement was born.

How Travelers Can Help Stem Human Trafficking

Alison Craiglow Hockenberry | Posted 08.26.2011 | Impact
Alison Craiglow Hockenberry

The hospitality industry is increasingly making things decidedly inhospitable for a certain kind of person: human traffickers. Hotels, airlines and ...

Matchmaking That Works: Building An Efficient Marketplace For Employment

Alison Craiglow Hockenberry | Posted 07.27.2011 | Impact
Alison Craiglow Hockenberry

Harnessing the web and mobile devices can help reach untapped populations of new workers, identify opportunities in less-competitive professions, and reveal markets with great potential for growth.

Turning People Turtles in East India

Bharati Chaturvedi | Posted 07.19.2011 | Green
Bharati Chaturvedi

Orissa has scarcely embarked on any plans for development. Yet it is already on its way to destroying its forests, coasts, wildlife and people to mine the oil, coal and aluminum in the earth below.

A 'Master Class' for Making a Difference

Alison Craiglow Hockenberry | Posted 06.13.2011 | Impact
Alison Craiglow Hockenberry

Making a difference. It's something every one of us wants to do at some point in our lives. But how?

The Revolution Isn't Over for the Women of Tahrir Square

Ehsan Zaffar | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Ehsan Zaffar

Though women played a critical role during last month's protests, their future as stakeholders in Egypt's political process is being marginalized.

Students: Big Hearts, Big Brains

Jonathan Lewis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Jonathan Lewis

The smartest students know that it is not enough to be well-intentioned. They are acquiring the executive skills required to pit their talents against the scourge of global poverty.

Wanted: Chief Good Officers

DeronTriff | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact

The role of Chief Good Officer is equally justified to make Earth a healthier place for all of us and an enriching place for those who are truly its good tenants.

Social Entrepreneur Shortage? Look Under-the-Radar

DeronTriff | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact

For every Ashoka Fellow, there are countless social entrepreneurs working outside the esteemed incubators who are moving the needle in unprecedented ways.

How Cause-Integrated Businesses are Working to End Poverty

Auren Kaplan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Auren Kaplan

As the movements of social enterprise and cause-integrated business mature, a new funding model is proving that scaling innovations for poverty alleviation in the developing world can be both possible and profitable.

The Business of Hope

Paul Lamb | Posted 06.11.2013 | Impact
Paul Lamb

Instead of begging for grants, why couldn't nonprofits become self sustaining and simultaneously meet their mission by launching their own businesses?

Ashoka Announces Fellow Partnership With P&G: An Example of the Future of Social Enterprise in Corporate Partnership

Jerri Chou | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Jerri Chou

P&G is one of the first among some highly progressive companies that are forming collaborations to leverage scale for social enterprise and it's a trend that is only going to continue.

Guinness Teams With Ashoka In Support Of 30 New Social Endeavors

Tonic | Sam Brand | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact

In 2009 Guinness & Co. established the Arthur Guinness Fund to improve the communities where the 250-year-old stout is sold. Currently, the fund suppl...

Ashoka Future Forum Supports Social Entrepreneurs (WATCH LIVE)

Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact

As part of its stated mission, Ashoka "invests in people." Their programs seek to catalyze and inspire young entrepreneurs to fulfill their world-chan...

A Report From "Women in the World: Stories and Solutions" Summit - Part 2

Marcia G. Yerman | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Marcia G. Yerman

Gloria Steinem has stressed the importance of women sharing their personal stories as a way to add their voices to the human record. This was the strength of The Daily Beast's three-day event.

In Retrospect: TEDxAshokaU

Saul Garlick | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Saul Garlick

TEDxAshokaU highlighted the latest innovations in social entrepreneurship, bringing students and academics together to share ideas.

Planting the Seeds of Change

Bob McKinnon | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Bob McKinnon

A burgeoning underground of social entrepreneurs may represent our best hope for economic and social growth.

Innovators For The World: Ashoka Goes Global

Julia Moulden | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Julia Moulden

Ashoka has just taken a giant step forward. They've introduced their Globalizer Program - designed to help 25 of the world's leading social entrepreneurs go global.

Film as a Message to the World: Yunus and Sundance 2010!

Vivian Norris | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Vivian Norris

I want to congratulate filmmaker, Gayle Ferraro, whom I met when she first began this journey of making To Catch a Dollar, which premiered Saturday night at Sundance with Dr. Muhammad Yunus present.

Can Facebook Promote World Peace?

Jim Cashel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Jim Cashel

So congratulations to Facebook. Peace on Facebook is a great start. But world peace it ain't (yet). Let's think ambitiously for a minute -- how could Facebook do more to promote world peace?

Start-up Capital for For-Profit Social Entrepreneurs - Where the heck is it? Part 1.

Rachael Chong | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Rachael Chong

With all the recent attention given to social entrepreneurs, when will we actually begin to see an acceptable level of investment directed towards these leaders of social change?

New Year, New Job, New Radical

Julia Moulden | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Julia Moulden

What's a New Radical? Someone who's found a way to put the skills acquired in her career to work on the world's greatest challenges. Here are five organizations that can help you become a New Radical in 2010.

Math Is Not Hard: A Simple Method That Is Changing The World

Julia Moulden | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Julia Moulden

"Math is the easiest subject for kids to learn." Say what? Yup, that's what John Mighton believes. And he's got everything he needs to back up this counter-intuitive assertion.