The winners of the Women Powering Work: Innovations for Economic Equality competition, sponsored by General Electric and Ashoka Changemakers will each receive US $25,000 in unrestricted funding to support their innovative solutions for advancing economic [...]
In business, new feedback tools like Yelp, Amazon.com, and Kickstarter are giving power directly to consumers. These tools create an ongoing process o ...
“Poverty is unnecessary” – Mohammad Yunus In India, this quote by Yunus continues to be relevant even today as a majority of its population batt ...
Home cooking was the norm for most urban Indonesian households during the 1990s: eating out was considered a luxury. Choices of processed and frozen f ...
When it comes to health and wellness, everything is connected. The soil that yields a nation’s staple crop is tied to the growth and development of its youngest citizens. The [...]
Editor’s note: This post was written by John Converse Townsend, content producer and digital media strategist at Ashoka, and originally featured on the Ashoka Changemakers blog. The Changemakers online community [...]
Editor’s note: This post was written by Cheryl Heller, chair of the first MFA in Design for Social Innovation, Board Chair of PopTech, and founder of Heller Communication Design. This story was [...]
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 [...]
By Scott Anderson Several months ago, NextBillion teamed up with one of our Content Partners, Ashoka Full Economic Citizenship, for a Twitter chat. Our mission: Source the most innovative and [...]
As more and more new social enterprises stake out areas of benefit, and as the number of changemakers increases around the world, there is an ever-growing amount of people that [...]
Griffin Latulippe doesn’t quite fit into the mold of an average high school student. He is leading a talented team of students in developing assistive technology devices to help people [...]