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A Woman's Work: Powering Up in the MENA Region

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GE sponsors the Women Powering Work program to bring about innovations for economic equality in the MENA region.

Ashoka Executive in Residence Team to Host Pro Bono Week Panels

All are Invited to Join the Conversations Online, October 23 and 25
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Arlington, Va., October 23, 2013 /3BL Media - Ashoka’s Executive in Residence program, a global leader in matching corporate executives with top social entrepreneurs for impactful pro bono placements, will host a pair of webcast conversations with program alumni on October 23 and 25, as part of Global Pro Bono Week.

Ashoka to Celebrate the Power of Pro Bono

October 20-26, 2013
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September 16, 2013 /3BL Media/ - Ashoka, the world’s leading association of social entrepreneurs seeking to build an Everyone a Changemaker™ world, announces its participation in global Pro Bono Week from October 20-26, 2013.  For more than 30 years, Ashoka has bridged the business and social sectors by creating high-quality pro bono engagements that provide specialized business expertise to Ashoka’s leading social entrepreneurs, while enabling executives to gain unique perspective on the fields and communities in which they work.   Taproot Foundation, founded by Ashoka Fellow Aaron Hurst,

She Will Innovate: New Changemakers and Ashoka Fellows

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“Ashoka knows that when women and girls have a chance to succeed, everybody wins,” said Ashoka President, Diana Wells. “The three winners in the ‘She Will Innovate’ competition are unlocking access to literacy, education, health information, and economic opportunity for girls and women worldwide, while helping to bridge the digital divide.”

Western Union Gives $2.7M to Non-profits; 13 Bay Area Companies Join CA Best Buildings Challenge; Green Living Holds First Green Jobs Forum - CSR Minute for September 24, 2012

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The Western Union Foundation has given more than $2.7 million to 63 charitable organizations in 21 countries during the first six months of 2012. The grants were targeted to create economic opportunity or to provide relief from natural disasters. Western Union employees who volunteer with NGOs and who participate in the Foundation’s partnership with the Ashoka program recommended half of the non-profits that received funding.

Accenture Grants Ashoka France US$962,000 to Equip People Across Europe with Job Readiness and Entrepreneurial Skills

Award is part of Accenture’s global corporate citizenship focus, Skills to Succeed
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(3BL Media) Paris, France - September 10, 2012 - Accenture (NYSE: ACN) and Ashoka France today announced that Accenture and the Accenture Foundations have awarded Ashoka a grant of US$962,000 to help thousands of underprivileged people gain the job readiness and entrepreneurial skills they need to enter the workforce.

Ashoka Youth Venture: Encouraging the next generation of technological changemakers

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NOTE: A few weeks ago, we announced our Spring 2011 Grants, pledging over $4 million to help fund six organizations that use invention to solve social issues around the globe. Each week we’re featuring guest blog posts about each grant, beginning last week with a post on our grant and PRI to Root Capital.

Lemelson Foundation Announces Spring 2011 Grantees

More than $4 million in grants will help fund six organizations that use invention to solve social issues around the globe.
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(3BL Media / theCSRfeed) PORTLAND, Ore. - May 17, 2011 - The Lemelson Foundation, an organization that believes invention is critical to solving the world’s most challenging problems, today announced it is pledging more than $4 million across six partners that create and advance social innovations for people who need it most in both the U.S. and developing countries. The spring 2011 Lemelson grantees include Ashoka, East Meets West, Root Capital and SELCO. 

The Natural Step Founder is Named an Ashoka Globalizer

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(3BL Media / theCSRfeed) March 24, 2011 – The Natural Step Canada is pleased to announce that its Founder, Dr. Karl-Henrik Robèrt, has been selected as an Ashoka Globalizer. The prestigious recognition follows Dr. Robèrt’s nomination as an Ashoka Fellow.

Mission Markets Facilitates First Transactions On Impact Investment Platform

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(3BLMedia/theCSRfeed) New York - February 3, 2011- After recently launching the world’s first fully functional, FINRA-regulated electronic impact investment platform, Mission Markets has executed its first two transactions. This is a significant milestone for Mission Markets in realizing its goal of increasing transparency, efficiency, liquidity and volume of capital flowing into these new markets.

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