The institute launches this week in Brussels, together with landmark research on the Belgian market to kickstart Impact Week, which also includes the Ashoka Changemaker Summit and EVPA’s conference and C-Summit.
The changemaking bug often starts early in life – and the earlier the start, the bigger the ambition, according to Ashoka research. All the more important for adults to be ‘non-controlling allies’ who encourage the innovators of the future.
New data from 800 Ashoka fellows – ‘world’s best focus group’ of social entrepreneurs globally – pinpoints 11 strategies for changing systems, including helping others to develop their own identity as a ‘changemaker’.
Global leads on diversity, equity and inclusion – including from eBay and Bad Robot – tell the Ashoka Changemaker Summit that no-one is an expert and learning from diverse groups and people's lived experiences is the only path ahead.
Making social innovation skills available to all would also help heal a fractured society, says Ashoka founder, as a new survey finds that 77% of social entrepreneurs are already collaborating widely – and many are 'activating' others to become changemakers.
Most corporate employees believe they could help their firm have more positive impact – yet three-quarters say that's unlikely to happen soon. A gloomy outlook? Not necessarily – especially with growing support for intrapreneurs.
Women social entrepreneurs around the world face considerable barriers – despite being the ones working hardest to dismantle them. A panel of women at the Skoll World Forum discussed causes and remedies.