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Submitted by: John Converse Townsend on 10/31/12 Editor's Note: The Brown Human Rights report interview is written by Cameron Parsons and is republished here with permission with an introduction incorporated by Ashoka. Ashoka's very own Diana Wells got some recognition from her alma mater, Brown University, for exceptional...
Submitted by Ashoka ChangeInSight on Tue, October 30, 2012
Submitted by: John Converse Townsend on 10/30/12 Editor's note: This post was written by Peter Bonanno, project manager with Ashoka's Knowledge Team and was originally published on our Rural Innovation and Farming blog. Once, long ago, social change meant “give a man a fish.” Then we figured out that “teach a man to fish” could be...
Submitted by Ashoka ChangeInSight on Fri, October 26, 2012
Submitted by: John Converse Townsend on 10/26/12 Listen up, young changemaker! The Emmy Award-winning producers of "Biz Kid$" and “Three Minutes to Change the World,” a documentary film featuring the four winners of Ashoka Youth Venture's 5th Annual Staples Youth Social Entrepreneurship competition, have partnered with Ernst & Young to...
Submitted by: John Converse Townsend on 10/25/12 How might social entrepreneurship contribute to a more competitive economy in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA), while promoting sustainable development, social justice and equity? That was a question asked earlier this year by panelists at a development marketplace brown bag lunch at the...
Submitted by Ashoka ChangeInSight on Tue, October 23, 2012
Submitted by: John Converse Townsend on 10/23/12 Editor's note: This post was written by Tamar Miller, intern with the Framework Change team. Changemakers and innovators working at the intersection of business and society will gather at the Net Impact Conference being held in Baltimore, MD later this week—from October 25-27. There will be...
Submitted by Ashoka ChangeInSight on Mon, October 22, 2012
Submitted by: John Converse Townsend on 10/22/12 We know this about human capital: Today, simply mastering a skill is not enough. Most skills are ephemeral, constantly eroded and devalued by change; as change accelerates, the half-lives of skills diminish. An everyone-a-changemaker world, therefore, requires resilient talent strategies—helping...
Submitted by Ashoka ChangeInSight on Thu, October 18, 2012
Submitted by: John Converse Townsend on 10/18/12 Editor’s note: This article was written by Konstanze Frischen and Felix Oldenburg from the Ashoka Globalizer team. It was written for the “G2012 Mexico Financial Inclusion" competition.  Close your eyes and think of banking. You probably see men in suits, office...
Submitted by Ashoka ChangeInSight on Wed, October 17, 2012
Submitted by: John Converse Townsend on 10/17/12 Editor's note: Ashoka Empathy Initaitive's Laura White showcases five pioneering schools that cultiave empathy and mold changemakers. This post was originally featured on StartEmpathy.org.Cultivating empathy and empowering children to become effective changemakers in their communities isn’t an...
Submitted by Ashoka ChangeInSight on Tue, October 16, 2012
Submitted by: John Converse Townsend on 10/16/12 The crowd at the 8th annual LA Femme International Film Festival this past weekend, an event that showcases and celebrates films “by women, for everyone,” were treated to a debut screening of Mara Mourão and Tatiana Battaglia's new film about social entrepreneurship. The Portuguese language film...
Submitted by Ashoka ChangeInSight on Mon, October 15, 2012
Submitted by: John Converse Townsend on 10/15/12 More U.S. consumers now believe that individuals, not the government, are responsible for tackling society's problems, according to the global 2012 Edelman goodpurpose® Study. It's the the first time in the study's five-year history that a country's respondents have looked to everyday innovators...