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TheAshoka Changemakers Campus program

  1. 1. Ever yone A Changemaker ™
  2. 2. Under the High Patronage of Mister Nicolas SarkozyPresident of the French Republic and President-in-Office of the G20
  3. 3. Ashoka is the global association of the world’s leading social entrepreneurs—men and women with systemchanging solutions for the world’s most urgent social problems. Since 1981, we have elected over 2,700 leadingsocial entrepreneurs as Ashoka Fellows, providing them with living stipends, professional support, and accessto a global network of peers in over 70 countries.Ashoka envisions an Everyone A Changemaker™ world.A world that responds quickly and effectively to socialchallenges, and where each individual has the freedom, confidence, and societal support to address any socialproblem and drive change.To ensure that the leading ideas for social change are fully developed and sustained, we offer critical interven-tions on three levels—the individual, the group, and the sector. - Supporting Social Entrepreneurs: Social entrepreneurs are the engines of social change and rolemodels for the citizen sector. Ashoka identifies and invests in leading social entrepreneurs and helps them toachieve maximum social impact. - Promoting Group Entrepreneurship: Groups and networks of social entrepreneurs working togetheraccelerate and spread social impact. Ashoka engages communities of entrepreneurs and supports collabora-tions that impact entire fields. - Building Infrastructure for the Sector: A global network of changemakers requires tools and supportsystems to deliver sustainable solutions. Ashoka creates needed infrastructure, such as access to social finan-cing as well as bridges to business and academic sectors.Ashoka’s network also consists of the Ashoka Support Network, a global community of business people whobelieve that entrepreneurs are the primary engine for economic and social development. They commit theirtime and resources to support the work of social entrepreneurs. Ever yone A Changemaker ™
  4. 4. WELCOME TO THE ASHOKA CHANGEMAKERS’ CAMPUS ! Welcome by Arnaud Mourot, Director of Ashoka France Belgium Switzerland 6 Ashoka celebrates its 30th Anniversary, Diana Wells, President of Ashoka Global 7JUNE 21ST & 22ND:TWO DAYS TO ACCELERATE SOCIAL CHANGE Three tracks : The common thread 8 Everything but a conference : Get ready for some action ! 9 The two-day program 10 Tuesday morning: Let’s get on track ! 11 Tuesday afternoon: Let’s explore pathways ! 14 Wednesday morning: Let’s map the future ! 21 Wednesday afternoon: Let’s build together ! 27 Join the energy of the Changemakers’ Village ! 33FOR SEVERAL MONTHS,THEMATIC CLUSTERS HAVE BEEN INITIATING COLLABORATIONS About the clusters 34 11 major European issues and their solutions 36THANK YOU TO ALL OUR PARTNERS 41MAPS AND PRATICAL INFORMATION 48 Download our new Follow the app and ditch the paper program guide ! on the web! Website - Blog - Facebook – Twitter –
  5. 5. « Dear Friends, It’s with immense pleasure that the Ashoka team welcomes you to- day for the first edition of the Ashoka Changemakers’ Week! Thirty years ago, Ashoka launched in India and Bill Drayton coi- ned the term ‘social entrepreneur’. Six years ago, Ashoka launched in Western Europe, notably in France. Since then, the social entre- preneurship movement has continued to develop globally, with new currents arising and the number of actors growing. The message is accelerating within civil society, universities, media, but also recently, within the business world. This anniversary provides us with the opportunity to share and ex-Arnaud Mourot, Director of change with actors of social entrepreneurship in Europe and in theAshoka France Belgium Switzerland rest of the world. We have learned a lot over these past 30 years, from supporting social entrepreneurs in 70 countries. This allows usto have a future vision of the sector and to understand what we must do to develop solutions that match thescale of the challenges society faces.This unprecedented gathering is organized for and by changemakers. Its ambition is to define and develop thenecessary ecosystem for accelerating social change in Europe, while learning equally from the experiences ofother innovators around the world.Two central ideas structure this gathering: - Action: It is no longer enough to debate problems – they are well known and we have characterizedthem thanks to the previous work of our partners. It is time for action! It is time to put into place efficientmodels and make sure they scale. - An unprecedent concentration of changemakers: You were invited to this event because youare an entrepreneur, in the social or business sector, or an intrapreneur within your organization. Simply put,you are part of the population who dares to take risks.We hope that these two ideas, when combined, will allow for the development of new collaborations, capableof accelerating social change and diffusing this change broadly.I would like to thank everyone who made this event possible. Our partners of course, but also to the orga-nization team led by Laurence (Aurélie, Sarah J, Thomas, Pauline, Lisa, Clémence…) and more broadly, to theentire Ashoka France/Belgique/Suisse team (Sarah, Catherine, Hélène, Pascal, Kurt, Olivier,Virginie), the interns,and to our large number of volunteers, as well as those colleagues from other countries across Europe, fromWashington DC, and from the rest of the world. All of them are dedicated builders!It’s up to you to take action now! Take advantage of this moment for meeting, exchanging, and innovating!There are no limitations to what we can do and accomplish together, beginning with the moment when webelieve that everyone can be a changemaker! » Representing the Ashoka team, Arnaud Mourot6
  6. 6. « Ashoka is proud to be celebrating its 30th Anniversary this year. The three decades behind us mark a significant contribution to the development of the citizen sectors of over 70 countries, across five continents. Beginning with the pioneering concept of social en- trepreneurship by Bill Drayton,Ashoka’s founder and CEO, these past 30 years also represent a historical shift in how societies perceive the agency of individuals to drive social change. Ashoka has managed to identify more than 2,700 leading social entrepreneurs whose new so- lutions are challenging conventional ideas and changing the world for the better. More recently, Ashoka has built programs and initiatives to extend its impact by mobilizing young people, university students, business entrepreneurs, and the general public to build an “Everyone a Changemaker” world because we understand that the only way to address the growing number of problems is to ensure that there areDiana Wells, President of Ashoka more problem-solvers.Global Thanks to our global network and partners, Ashoka has uncoveredvarious insights about social change and impact. For example, the success of our global association of AshokaFellows -- more than half of whom have changed national policy after five years -- allows us to understand thatthe most profound change occurs when an entrepreneur pursues a system-changing idea. A further insight isthat the scaling and replication of these models requires a particular enabling environment. Ashoka calls thisenabling environment an “Everyone a Changemaker” world. This is a world that responds quickly and effecti-vely to social challenges and where every individual is equally empowered to affect social change.With the number of people actively pursuing social change exponentially growing, being a changemaker - anindividual with the freedom, confidence and societal support to address any social problem and drive change– is more accessible to society than it has ever been. We are delighted that you are joining Ashoka, and otherchangemakers, to discover the opportunities, initiate the new solutions, and identify the tipping points whichwill contribute to creating an “Everyone a Changemaker” world. This is the world Ashoka ultimately strives tocreate and we welcome you in this co-creation. ” Diana Wells President of Ashoka Global 7
  7. 7. The Ashoka Changemakers’ Campus is built upon a pragmatic and cross-cutting multi-track framework. Eachtrack represents a key component to move forward social change in the next decade.You can choose tofollow one track all the way through or choose to experience multiple tracks. From teaching empathy to our youth, to This track invites us to re-imagine the al-sharpening our adult social insights and professio- liances that can be forged to increase our impact.nal social skills, sessions along this track explore the Social-business collaborations, public/private par-unique skill-sets that enable individuals to be agents tnerships, and the role that SMEs can play in socialof change in their communities, their workplaces, change are some of the areas explored along thisand in the world. track, inviting participants to engage in cross-sector alliances for change.Examples of Sessions: - New Tools for Talent Examples of Sessions: - Every Child Must Master Empathy - New Mindsets for Corporate - Learning For Change Collaboration - SMEs and High Value Collaboration - Leveraging Public Policy for Social Change Scaling the impact of changemakers requiresdeveloping the right eco-system of support, such asinformation infrastructure that offers public accessto meaningful news and knowledge, technology in-frastructure that makes managing social challengeseasier, and social financing infrastructure that canoffer effective and attractive market mechanisms forinvesting in the citizen sector.Examples of Sessions: - The Changing Landscape of Social Finance - Emerging Innovations towards Full Information Citizenship - Lifting Millions across Information Service Divides8
  8. 8. During the Changemakers’ Campus, there are many occasions to workintimately and concretely towards pragmatic solutions.In addition to the plenaries which provide an overview of the concepts, you’ll have access to smaller interactivesessions and working groups. Sessions are divided under four main moments which allow you to progressively movetowards action and collaboration: During Tuesday, you will be introduced to the three tracks and will then dive intothe central challenges and opportunities along each track. Wednesday morning sessions will showcase the most inno-vative solutions and the trends driving these solutions into the future. Wednesday afternoon will provide the space toconstruct personal plans of action that will last beyond the Changemakers’ Campus. Getting on Track Exploring Pathways Mapping the Future Building Together In addition, throughout the two days you can enter the Changemakers’ Village, where dynamic activities and open space allows for networking and informal exchange. (More details can be found on p.33). 9
  9. 9. Tuesday 21st 7:30 - 9:00 Arrival & Breakfast 9:00 - 11:00 Open Plenary Panel: Working across Silos Plenary11:00 - 11:30 Break / Networking11:30 - 12:30 Teams for teams: The Drum Cafe Plenary12:30 - 14:00 Thematic Lunches (Brownbag sessions)14:00 - 15:00 Getting on Track (1 session to choose among 3)15:00 - 15:30 Break / Networking15:30 - 17:00 Exploring Pathways (1 session to choose among 18)17:00 - 17:30 Break / Networking17:30 - 18:30 Country Networking Interactive Activities18:30 - 20:00 Free Time20:00 - 22:00 Dinner on HEC Campus 22:00 Party/Movie «Up in Smoke» Wednesday 22nd 7:30 - 9:00 Arrival & Breakfast 9:00 - 10:30 How Youth are Changing the World Plenary10:30 – 11:00 Break / Networking11:00 – 12:30 Mapping the Future (1 session to choose among 15)12:30 – 14:30 Thematic Lunches and Collaboration Wall14:30 – 16:15 Building Together (1 session to choose among 11)16:15 - 17:00 Break / Networking17:00 - 17:30 Moving Forward: New Perspectives Plenaryfrom 18:30 Partners: Dinner at Salle Wagram, Paris (invite only) Other guests: Dinner Out in Parisfrom 23:30 For all participants: Party at Salle Wagram (Paris)10
  10. 10. Tuesday / 9h - 11h OPENING PLENARY: WORKING ACROSS SILOSHow would you design a new vision for social change in Europe that includes perspectives from the political, corporate,social entrepreneurship, youth, and the citizen sectors? For the opening session of the Ashoka Changemakers’ Campus,five leaders of change share their visions for social transformation and how to work across their individual silos toachieve them. Michel Barnier, Christian Boehringer, European Commissioner of Chairman of the Boehringer Internal Market and Ingelheim Shareholders’ Services Committee Bill Drayton, Caroline Casey, Founder and President of CEO of Kanchi Foundation Ashoka Sejal Hathi, Founder and President of Girls Helping Girls 11
  11. 11. Tuesday / 11h30 - 12h30DRUM CAFEThe World’s Premier Interactive DrummingDrum Cafe was started in Johannesburg in 1996 by Warren Lieberman. It started as an actual cafe where drumming wasused in a relaxed environment to break down barriers, inspire, and bring people together. Moved by the experience ofcommunal drumming in Africa, Warren developed a global team building and entertainment program with Africa’s topdrummers. The result 14 years later is a program used by many of the Fortune 500 companies worldwide. ThroughDrum Cafe, we will unite, uplift, and inspire ourselves as we begin our journey into the Ashoka Changemakers’ Campus.The Collaboration WallThe plans we all make to collaborate with one another are the key building blocks of an Everyone a Changemaker world.Throughout our time at the Changemaker’s Campus, participants are encouraged to capture your intentions to worktogether on «bricks» (for individuals) and «cornerstones» (for group initiatives). These will be collected and mapped onthe Collaboration Wall, to form an evolving picture of what we have accomplished and intend to accomplish together.Visit the Collaboration Wall to add & group your own bricks, and to see what other kind of activity is emerging aroundissues you’re passionate about, especially as you decide which Building Together working groups to join on Wednesdayafternoon.12
  12. 12. Tuesday / 12h30 - 14h THEMATIC CLUSTER LUNCHES For lunch, pick up your Lunch Box in the Hall and join the restitution of one of the clusters!Attend the restitution of the thematic working groups (clusters) which took place yesterday, Monday June 20st.You’llmeet the cluster participants and learn about the solutions they’ve designed for 11 pressing social issues in Europe.This will also be an opportunity to meet, network, and build partnership with the other event partici-pants who share the same interests as you.Equal opportunities in corporations: A key for growth and social cohesion H 307Development of Innovative Learning Ecosystems in Europe H 303‘VisABILITY’ (Visibility for Disability) / ‘Out of the Dark & Into the Light H 304Aging Population – From Care to Empowerment H 036Youth Changemaking – Turning Potential into Action H 302Civic Agriculture in Europe: Securing land, Channelling Money H 201Sustainable, affordable and healthy food for all: An illusion? H 037Solutions to Address Fuel Poverty H 205Women’s Empowerment - The WE Alliance H 305Employment through Empowerment H 202For a New Housing Value Chain H 203For more information on each cluster, please refer to page 34. 13
  13. 13. 14 Skills Alliances Economy 14:00 - 15:00 GETTING ON TRACK Why Changemaker Skills? H206 Towards New Partnerships for A Changemaker’s Economy Tent Social Change Blondeau 15:00 - 15:30 Break 15:30 - 17:00 EXPLORING PATHWAYS (18 SESSIONS) Why Empathy? H305 New Mindsets for Corporate Full Information Citizenship H025 Collaboration H205 Talent in the 21st Century H307 The Changing Landscape of Social Social-Business Partnership in Finance H037 Skills for Intrapreneuring H302 the Global North H020 A New Path Towards Investment H036 Changemaking Storytelling H304 Building Partnerships between Social Entrepreneurs and Legal Resources for Social Equal Opportunities in France’s Philanthropists H201 Entrepreneurship H033 Education System H303 Understanding the Power of Scaling Up for All? H030 Changemaker Networks H203 Lifting Millions across Information Alliances for Sustainable Service Divides H032 Agricultural Solutions H206 Impact Pledge – Moving the Needle Leveraging Public Policy for in Private Philanthropy H027 Change H022 17:00 - 17:30 Break 17:30 - 18:30 Country Networking 18:30 - 20:00 Free Time 20:00 - 22:00 Dinner on HEC Campus 22:00 Party/Movie «Up in Smoke» H206 Up in Smoke: Film director Adam Wakeling follows the British scientist Mike Hands, who has worked for 25 years perfecting a sustainable agricultural technique capable of replacing slash and burn in tropical forests. Organized by the True/False Festival.
  14. 14. Tuesday / 14h - 15h GETTING ON TRACK All the room numbers are preceded by an «H» on the campus’ signage.Speakers: Why Changemaker Skills? 206Bill Drayton, Founder and CEO, Ashoka The Building Changemaker Skills track opens up with anJill Vialet, Founder and President, Playworks introduction to the key learned skills for the 21st centu- ry and the evolution of the world from left brain to right brain. It explores why society cannot survive without these key skills and how they contribute to building a world where all citizens have the confidence and societal support to drive change.Speakers: Towards New Partnerships for Social Change BlondeauValeria Budinich, Vice-President of Full EconomicCitizenship, Ashoka Participants will learn about some of the most leveragedDenis Jacquet, President, Parrainer la Croissance alliances for social change, with a focus on Hybrid ValueBénédicte Faivre-Tavignot, Chair HEC Chains. Specifically, what does this higher goal imply for social - business partnership into the future? How is it a win-win for all?Speakers: A Changemaker’s Economy TentKeith Hammonds, Director of News and Knowledge, The opening session to the Changemaker’s EconomyAshoka track will explore the types of infrastructure - such as fi-David Hutchinson, Chief Executive, Social Finance nancial, technological, legal, and information-based - thatFrancis Brochon, Founder, Foundation for Technical are necessary for large-scale social change and innova-Education tion. How can we further develop these infrastructuresNicole Notat, President,Vigeo and how do they contribute to an Everyone a Change-Valeria Merino, Vice-President for Venture and maker world?Fellowship, Ashoka, moderator 15
  15. 15. Tuesday / 15h30 - 17hEXPLORING PATHWAYSWhy Empathy? 305 Speakers:Empathy is often relegated to particular groups of so- Mary Gordon, Founder and President, Roots of Empathyciety—family, friends, religious communities. In profes- Gilda Henriquez Darlas, Founder and Director, CIDELsional life, it is rarely valued above reason and so-cal- Molly Barker, Founder and Vision Keeper, Girls on the Runled “hard skills”. But this is changing. A world defined by Charlie Murphy, CEO, Global PYE, moderatorsocial change requires people to have different skills thanbefore. Why does the skill of empathy matter? Can it belearned? Entrepreneurs and other leaders explore theessential role of empathy in solving problems and leadingchange.Talent in the 21st Century 307 Speakers:Employers are realizing that if they want to remain Katy Dobbs, CSR Director, Staples Internationalcompetitive they will need to attract and retain top Saïd Hammouche, Founder, Mozaïk RHtalent, and the skills that will be required are changema- Xavier Prats-Monné, Deputy Director-General for Edu-ker skills. Meanwhile, the Millennials seek careers that cation and Culture, European Commissionhave meaning and employers that help them to flourish Jean-Marc Mickeler, Partner Responsible for Employeras agents of change. What will the new paradigm look Strategy and Branding, Deloittelike? Hear from some of the new 21st Century recrui- Gretchen Zucker, Executive Director of Youth Venture,ters. Ashoka, moderatorSkills for Intrapreneuring 302 Speakers:Hear from a group of intrapreneurs who are driving Henry Gonzalez, Vice-President, Morgan Stanleymajor change within their corporations and organi- Olivier Gilbert, Sustainable Development Director,zations. Participants will examine the type of enabling Veoliaenvironment that supports intrapreneuring and better François Perrot, Project Manager in the strategy depart-understand why intrapreneuring is a critical component ment, Lafargeof social change. Damien Desjonquères, Social responsability coordina- tor for energy access,Total David Menasce, General Manager of Azao and Prof. Chair HEC, moderatorChangemaking Storytelling 304 Speakers:Effective presentation of your story and vision is a criti- Tamara Lenaerts, Laduendecal tool at the disposal of changemakers towards inspi- Roshan Paul, Globalizer Team , Ashokaring others to join you. In this session, changemakers willreceive presentation tips and practice exercises, identifythe parts of their own life stories that are most valuableto share, and learn how to best share them. Throughoutthe Changemakers’ Campus, you will then have chancesto tell and improve your story of change.16
  16. 16. Tuesday / 15h30 - 17h EXPLORING PATHWAYSSpeakers: Equal Opportunities in France’s Education System 303Carole Diamant, Executive Director, Egalité des chancesFoundation In education systems in France, silos between the variousVincent Oliver, Founder,Web Pédagogique education actors results in unequal opportunities. HowAndré Stern, Director, Arno Stern Institute & can we build alliances between social entrepreneurs,Sinn-Stiftung Foundation companies, and the education sector (in particular theNathalie Broux, Professor, Micro lycée à la Courneuve ones with innovative youth initiatives) to make equal op-Bouna Kane, Head of Education Program, IMS Entre- portunities in education a reality for all? Ultimately, howprendre pour la Cité, moderator can we build confidence in youth, while developing their knowledge about interculturalism, non-violent communi- cation, solidarity, empathy, company spirit, etc. Session lead by IMS.Speakers: New Mindsets for Corporate Collaboration 205Emmanuel Faber, Chief Operating Officer – Vice Chair-man of the Board, Danone (Partner Chair HEC) Join a discussion on the barriers presented by traditionalBernard de Saincy, Corporate social responsability business models and the opportunities that arise whenDirector, GDF Suez corporations and citizen sector organizations enter intoSonja Patscheke, Senior Consultant, FSG new partnerships. With a focus on the role of corpora-Eric Brac de la Perrière, CEO, Eco-Emballages tions in hybrid value chains (HVC), top business leadersDaphne Van Run, Organizational culture specialist, will share their “hopes and fears” – as well as best prac-Dreammeetsreality, moderator tices – about entering into this new type of partnership.Speakers: Social-Business Partnership in the Global North 020Olivia Verger-Lisicki, Project Manager - BoP Program,IMS Entreprendre pour la Cité Social-business partnership is an increasingly recognizedAntonella Desneux, Head of Corporate Social Respon- strategy for servicing base of the pyramid (BOP) popu-sability, SFR lations in the Global South; however, there are manyGilles Reydellet, Director,The National Union of PIMMS successful - but little known - applications in NorthernGuillaume Bapst, Founder and Director, ANDES countries. Participants will learn about the state of BOP populations in Europe and how social entrepreneurs and corporations are using market mechanisms to best reach them. Led by IMS. 17
  17. 17. Tuesday / 15h30 - 17hEXPLORING PATHWAYSBuilding Partnerships between Social Speakers: : IntervenantsEntrepreneurs and Philanthropists 201 Marc Lubner, CEO, MaAfrikaTikkun Monica Roell, Founding Partner ,The Social Venutre FundWhat are enablers for social entrepreneurs and phi- Maurice Tchenio, Founder and President , Fondationlanthropists to enter into mutually beneficial alliances? AlphaOmegaBy juxtaposing their needs and offerings, this session will Bernard Jan Wendeln, Co-founder, BonVenturefocus on the value proposition that philanthropists offer Andreas Heinecke, Founder, Dialogue Enterprisesto social entrepreneurs - besides funding. Both sides will Mathias Terheggen, Head Philanthropy Services, UBSleave with a better understanding of how to search and Switzerland, moderatorselect one another to create engaging and long-lastingpartnerships.Led by UBS.Understanding the Power of Speakers: : IntervenantsChangemaker Networks 203 Ryszard Praszkier, Researcher / Change Leader, Univer-Join a discussion on the unique nature of networks that sity of Warsaw / Ashoka emeritusare woven by social entrepreneurs. Through the lens of Antonella Notari Vischer, Director, Smiling ChildrenAshoka’s experience, participants will learn about how Foundation / WomenChangeMakerschangemakers are using and nurturing effective networks Wil Kristin, Global Venture & Fellowship Communications,to contribute to achieving wide-scale change. Small group Ashokabrainstorming will invite participants to apply those lear- Eric Theunis, Managing Director, Hub Bruxelnings to case studies of specific changemaker networks Christina Jordan, Founding Collaborator, Evolutionize Itunder development. Alycia Lee, Partnership Development, Hub Amsterdam Collaboracy and Instigation, moderatorAlliances for Sustainable Agricultural Speakers: : IntervenantsSolutions 206 Mike Hands, Founder, Inga FoundationThe widespread usage of slash and burn agricultural Adam Wakeling, Director, Notion Pictures Ltdtechniques is leading to the devastation of the World’stropical forests. However, sustainable alternative solu-tions are surfacing. Learn about one such solution in afilm screening of «Up in Smoke», followed by an intimatediscussion with the protagonist Mike Hands, founder ofthe Inga Foundation. How was he able to foster the localalliances to spread these methods and to spearhead anew Green Revolution amongst subsistence farmers?Through group discussion, participants will discuss bestpractices for introducing new agricultural techniquesinto deply-rooted, but failing, practices.Leveraging Public Policy for Social Speakers: : IntervenantsChange 022 David Hutchinson, Chief Executive, Social FinanceMany leading social entrepreneurs focus on changing or Grégoire Scholler, Cabinet de Michel Barniershaping public policy as a way to increase the impact of Michele Jolin, Member of the White House Council fortheir work. How can social entrepreneurs more effecti- Community Solutions, moderatorvely work with governments to spread and scale theirideas? How can governments learn from social entre-preneurs to get better results? What can governmentsdo to create a policy climate that will better supportinnovation and impact? Hear from social entrepreneurs,experts, and policy leaders themselves about how tomore effectively use policy to drive social change.18
  18. 18. Tuesday / 15h30 - 17h EXPLORING PATHWAYSSpeakers: Full Information Citizenship 025Hamadou Tidiane Sy, Founder & Editor, Ouestafnews How do we attain full information citizenship -- a worldJeremy Druker, Founder,Transitions Online in which everyone can get, share, and use the informationStephen Friend, President, Sage Bionetworks they need to participate fully in society? We’ll examineJake Shapiro, CEO, PRX Public Radio Exchange emerging challenges to information freedom, access, andPeter Eigen, Founder,Transparency International quality.We’ll hear from social entrepreneurs whose inno-Keith Hammonds, Director of News and Knowledge, vations defend and advance those historical values. AndAshoka, moderator together, we’ll map key trends that inform the future of news and knowledge.Speakers: The Changing Landscape of Social Finance 037David Green, Founder, Project Impact, AurolabFaisel Rahman, Founder and Managing Director, Fair Participants will gain an overview of the financial instru-Finance ments typically leveraged – and improved – by social en-Sergio Oceransky, CEO,Yansa Group trepreneurs. From their personal experience using theseJack Breslauer, Business Development, NeXii Global tools, social entrepreneurs will analyze the risks andMark Cheng, Executive Director, Chelwood Capital challenges associated with the different financing options and how to best match them to diverse business models.Speakers: A New Path Towards Investment 036Caroline Casey, CEO, Kanchi Foundation This session focuses on the ecosystem emerging toVincent Burgi, Board Member, Blue Orchard bridge the gap between investor and entrepreneur. Par-Pascal Vinarnic, Founder, Demeter Foundation ticipants will hear about best practices to overcome theAndreas Ernst, Executive Director,Values Based Investing legal, governance, strategic, and financial challenges ofTeam, UBS AG, moderator making a social investment, as well as connect with some of the best resources available. Led by UBS.Speakers: Legal Resources for Social Entrepreneurship 033Monique Villa, Chief Executive,Thomson ReutersFoundation The acceleration of social entrepreneurship is dependentYasmin Waljee, International Pro-bono Manager, Lovells on an enabling legal environment that supports a rapidlyAudrey de Garidel, Partner, Latham & Watkins changing world, and the new ideas that are driving thisFrançois Mary, Partner, Latham & Watkins change. What are the major needs of social entrepre-Eva Marszewski, Founder and CEO, Peacebuilders neurs in the legal realm, and how are social entrepre-International, moderator neurs connecting with some of the best legal resources and tools available? Hear from legal experts and the so- cial entrepreneurs that they are connecting with. 19
  19. 19. Tuesday / 15h30 - 17hEXPLORING PATHWAYSScaling Up for All? 030 Speakers:Is scaling up possible for all social entrepreneurs in all Jérôme Auriac, Founder and CEO, Be-Linked, Business &sectors and for all types of models? Is scale-up in some Community Intelligence (Prof. Chair HEC)sectors and models inherently easier than others? This Konstanze Frischen, Leadership Group Member &session will explore some of the challenges to scale-up Chair Globalizer, Ashokathat social entrepreneurs face - depending on their field Olivier Kayser, Founder, Hystraof work or model - and will identify some of the major Jean-Marc Borello, Managing Director, Groupe SOSsteps social entrepreneurs need to take in order to scale Bonnie Koenig, Consultant working, Going Internationaltheir work.Lifting Millions across Information Speakers:Service Divides 032 Hilmi Quraishi, Co-Founder and Director, ZMQ SoftwareSocial entrepreneurs discuss the application of mobile Systemstechnology to increase social impact across the areas of Vijay Pratap Singh Aditya, Co-Founder & CEO, Ekgaonagriculture, health, education, and financial services. Par- Technologiesticipants will have the opportunity to work with entre- Bright B. Simons, President, m-Pedigree Networkpreneurs, IT corporations, and funding agencies in small Anne Roos Weil, Co-Founder and Managing Director,groups or one-on-one to seek practical advice on how Pésinetmobile tech can be applied to their own work. Wiebke Herding, ON:SUBJECT, moderatorImpact Pledge – Moving the Needle in Speakers:Private Philanthropy 027 Troy Stremler, Founder and CEO, NewdeaHow can philanthropy contribute to creating the change Maximilian Martin, Founder and CEO, Impact Economynecessary to keep this beautiful planet a viable home? Tom Biesinger, CEO , Genesis VenturesWhat does it take to enable transformational impact insocial entrepreneurs? Participants will discuss how tobuild a new ecosystem for change - donor and investor-led and committed to impact – thereby finding the rightcombination between social finance and philanthropicgrantmaking.17h30 - 18h30COUNTRY NETWORKINGTake this chance to meet your fellow country changemakers! Join them in discussing the day’s experiences as they relateto your country context and think about new ways to work together to overcome country-specific challenges. Plus,since we are in Paris and we have a community of 300 French changemakers present, there will be a special Frenchnetworking session in the Changemakers’ Village, beginning with a presentation about Ashoka France.20
  20. 20. Skills Alliances Economy 7:30 - 9:00 Arrival & Breakfast 9:00 - 10:30 HOW YOUTH ARE CHANGING THE WORLD 10:30 - 11:00 Break 11:00 – 12:30 MAPPING THE FUTURE (15 SESSIONS) Learning for Change H305 Markets at the Base of the Pyramid Emerging Innovations towards Full H205 Information Citizenship H025 Social Entrepreneurship Education SMEs and High Value Collaboration H303 H020 How Social Finance Helps and New Tools for Talent H302 Co-working and Social Hinders: Lessons for the Future H037 Entrepreneurship H203 Tapping into the Feminine to Banks for a Better World, Part I H033 Achieve Sustainability H304 Break Silos to Innovate H201 Measuring Social Impact H030 Rethinking Events for Social Change H032 Embedding Entrepreneurs into a Public Sector Agenda (by invitation only) H036 Social Footprint H027 12:30 - 14:30 THEMATIC LUNCHES AND COLLABORATION WALL21
  21. 21. Wednesday / 9h - 10h30HOW YOUTH ARE CHANGING THE WORLD Speakers:Half of the world’s population is under 25 years old andevery day these young people are proving that they are Ayaat Fathi, young Egyptian revolutionaryreal changemakers. For a perfect illustration of the fa- Rocco Falconer, Founder of Planting Promisesmous Ashoka credo «everyone can be a changemaker», Sejal Hathim, Founder of Girls Helping Girlscome listen to three revolutionary projects led by youngsocial entrepreneurs. They have developed unique solu-tions that reverse existing systems and answer to socialand environmental needs. This plenary conference is an Moderators:opportunity to share with them and be inspired. Romina Laouri, Ashoka’s Youth Venture Lotfi El-Ghandouri, Creative Society11h - 12h30MAPPING THE FUTURELearning for Change 305 Speakers:In today’s rapidly changing world, social entrepreneurs François Taddei, Director, Centre de Rechercheare designing new models for learning that will trans- Interdisciplinaireform how we think about primary through university Vicky Colbert,Founder and Director,Fundacion Escuelaeducation, and the role of learning in preparing young Nuevapeople for a world governed by change. We will explore Kiran Sethi,Founder and Director,Riverside Schoolinnovations and principles that are creating a new gene- Veerle Simkens, Colruyt group, moderatorration of young people who are not only prepared to beeffective citizens and leaders, but already are.Social Entrepreneurship Education Speakers: 303 Virginie Seghers, Founder,Virginie Seghers ConseilAround the world, MBA programs, law schools, and libe- Thierry Sibieude, Director of the Chair of Socialral arts universities are seeing social entrepreneurship Entrepreneurship, ESSECeducation as a key ingredient to the success of their post- Alexis Ettinger, Centre Manager, Skoll Centre for Socialgraduates. Learn about some of the emerging models Entrepreneurshipemployed by higher education and gain insight into the Firoz Ladak, Executive Director and Board Member,tools and resources to improve social entrepreneurship Rothschild Foundationcurricula, develop new courses, and identify how faculty Marina Kim, Director, Ashoka U, moderatorand staff can contribute to social change.New Tools for Talent 302 Speakers:As a follow-up from yesterday’s session on Talent in Norbert Kunz, CEO, IQ Consultthe 21st Century, participants will learn about the lea- Diana Wells, President, Ashokading strategies that organizations of all types are using Pablo Gato, Manager, Banca Civicato attract changemaker talent in order to keep pace Thorsten Poehl, Head of Corporate Talent Management,with innovation and social change. We will explore the Boehringer Ingelheimmethods and concrete tools that organizations are using Gretchen Zucker, Executive Director of Youth Venture,to recruit, vet, and retain changemaker talent. Ashoka, moderator22
  22. 22. Wednesday / 11h - 12h30 MAPPING THE FUTURESpeakers: Tapping into the Feminine to Achieve Sustainability 304Marie Haisova, Founder, Agentura GaiaKathryn Hall - Trujillo, Founding Director, Birthing The nurturing traits that are found in the feminine sideProject USA of every human being hold the kind of re-balancing en-Mary Daley Yerrick, Co-Founder,Vital Voices Global ergy and resilience that people need in the face of globalPartnership change. How does an increasing awareness of the valueGwendoline de Ganay, Assistant content & of humanity’s feminine energies contribute to building anprogramming coordinator,Women’s Forum for the Economy “everyone a changemaker” world? This session will ex-& Society plore the key skills that are needed to help more chan-Lindsey Nefesh-Clarke, Founder,Women’s Worldwide gemakers tap into the power of the feminine effectively.Web Men are welcome!Yann Borgstedt, Founder, Smiling Children Foundation’sWomenChangemakers programAngeli Sjöström, Founder, ProcessRum (Room forprocess), moderatorSpeakers: Markets at the Base of the Pyramid 205Al Hammond, Director, Health Points ServicesVishnu Ram, Director of Housing for All, Ashoka This session will showcase on-the-ground applicationsGilles Vermot Desroches, Director of Sustainable of Hybrid Value Chains to demonstrate the relevancy ofDevelopment, Schneider Electric this social-business strategy in the Global South.ThroughDaphne van Run, Organizational culture specialist, case studies in the areas of health, housing and electricity,Dreammeetsreality participants will better understand the business modelsDenis Chavanis, Founder, Aquasure that are emerging to successfully serve base-of-the-pyra- mid populations and beyond.Speakers: SMEs and High Value Collaboration 020Michel Meunier, President, Centre des Jeunes DirigeantsAnne-France Bonnet, Founder, Cabinet Nuova Vista, Small-to-medium enterprises are powerfull economicCentre des Jeunes Dirigeants players. But what is their role in social change ? We’llThibaut Guilluy, Founder, Ares Services, Centre des analyze perceptions and expectations from French SMEsJeunes Dirigeants regarding partnerships with associations and social en-Benjamin Gratton, Founder, Cabinet BeBetter&Co, trepreneurs. In addition, three CEOs of French SMEs willCentre des Jeunes Dirigeants share their experience about their contribution to socialCharles-Benoit Heidsieck, President, Le Rameau, progress by highlighting their ability to have impact, whileCentre des Jeunes Dirigeants remaining competitive. 23
  23. 23. Wednesday / 11h - 12h30MAPPING THE FUTURECo-working and Social Entrepreneurship Speakers: 203Join a discussion on the diverse models that are being Eric Theunis , Managing Director, Hub Bruxelused for co-working. Participants will learn about the dif- Charlotte Hochman, Founder, La Rucheferent organizational structures and financing schemes. Alycia Lee, Partnership Development, Hub AmsterdamThey will discuss the strengths and weaknesses of each Collaboracy and Instigationmodel, and will identify key learnings that can strengthen Yves Larock, Director, Foundation Lodewijk de Raet,co-working for social change. moderatorBreaking Silos to Innovate 201 Speakers:The citizen sector is a laboratory of social change, Anastassia Makridou-Bretonneau, Authorisedwhether dealing with social, health, research-based, mediator for the Fondation de France’s New Sponsorscultural, or environmental issues. Social entrepreneurs activityare born from this laboratory, anxious to break social Dominique Lemaistre, Sponsorship Director, Fondationand economic silos. It is also from this terrain that mul- de Francetidisciplinary solutions emerge, which the Foundation Cécile Ostria, Chief Executive Officer, Foundation forof France believes are the most innovative and able to Nature and Mankindresolve increasingly complex issues. In order to facilitate Christian Laidebeur, Member of the Fondation dea global approach to solutions that are anchored locally, France Habitat Committee, Housing consultantwe must bridge social and economic spheres; we must Alain Faure, CNRS researcher in political science,bridge the specialists of exclusion and culture, of health Grenoble Universityand environment, of research and welfare, and of thepublic and private sectors.Session led by Fondation de France.Emerging Innovations towards Full Speakers:Information Citizenship 025 Klaas Glenewinkel, Managing Director, PluralSocial media. Online search. Smart phones. New infor- Mike Feerick, CEO, ALISONmation technologies and rapidly changing user needs Gregor Hackmack, Co-Founder, ParliamentWatch,have created profound opportunities for entrepreneurial Germanyinnovation in the news and knowledge field. We’ll hear Katarzyna Batko-Tołuć, Co-Founder and Programfrom social entrepreneurs pioneering some of media’s Director,The Association of Leaders of Local Civic Groupscutting-edge innovations -- projects that dramatically ad- John Clippinger, Co-director of the Law Lab,The Lawvance the way people access and use information. Also: Lab at Harvard Universitya collaborative workshop on «social media for social Keith Hammonds, Director of News and Knowledge,movements.» Ashoka24
  24. 24. Wednesday / 11h - 12h30 MAPPING THE FUTURESpeakers: How Social Finance Helps and Hinders: Lessons for the Future 037Nicolas Hazard, CEO, Comptoir de l’Innovation GroupeSOS Has the hype of social finance overcome the better judg-Jean-Luc Perron, Managing Director, Grameen Credit ment of social entrepreneurs? In an open forum, entre-Agricole Microfinance Foundation preneurs and investors will discuss their experiencesRenee Manuel, Ashoka Germany, moderator receiving and giving capital, and how it has helped orMichael Vollmann, Director Fellowship, Ashoka Germany, hindered the social impact of organizations. Lookingmoderator towards the future, participants will uncover important lessons for using social finance to generate large-scale social impact.Speakers: Banks for a Better World, Part I 033Toni Ballabriga, Director of Corporate Responsability, Imagine if we had a way to value wealth not just in returnBBVA on investment, money, cash flow, and balance sheets, butChris Skinner, Founder and Chief Executive, Balatro in the worth we bring to society. Imagine if our financialThierry Touchais, Executive Director, International Polar systems were able to provide a platform to transact withFoundation different kinds of value: social benefit, reputation, ecolo-Alain Dresse, CEO, BamBoost gical footprint, etc. Together with several inspiring spea-Valérie Aubier-Le Corre, Head of Philanthropy ser- kers, we will create a vision of Banks for a Better World.vices, UBS Be part of this change by joining us for a highly interac-Mariela Atanassova, Innovation Facilitator, SWIFT, tive dialogue to scope this vision and make it a reality.moderator Led by SWIFT.Speakers: Measuring Social Impact 030Devin Blondes, Financial Analyst, PhiTrust Partenaires In order to attract investors and funders, but also forMartin Egberink, CEO, Social Evaluator management and reporting purposes, social entrepre-Marie Trellu-Kane, President, Unis-Cité neurs must be able to measure and communicate theirHans Wahl, Senior Associate Director, Social social impact. Why is it so difficult to assess the value aEntrepreneurship social entrepreneur creates? How do we measure socialWiebke Herding, ON:SUBJECT, moderator impact now and how should we do it in the future? This session will showcase existing best practices and metho- dologies while addressing the challenge of social impact measurement.Speakers: Rethinking Events for Social Change 032Peter Vander Auwera, Innovation Leader, SwiftChristina Jordan, Founding Collaborator, Evolutionize It This session will look at the cutting edge approaches toCheryl Cooper, Founder and Managing Director, Applied designing dynamic face-to-face changemaker gatheringsWisdom, moderator that are helping to catalyze cross-sector dialogue and collaboration in the global social change space. 25
  25. 25. Wednesday / 11h - 12h30MAPPING THE FUTUREEmbedding Entrepreneurs into a Public Speakers:Sector Agenda (by invitation only) 036 Chitra Krishnan, Director of Knowledge and Learning, Ashoka’s Changemakers, moderatorThrough a facilitated exercise, experts will develop a Josh Middleman, Senior Partnerships Manager, Ashoka’sblueprint for action that consists of pathways and prin- Changemakers, moderatorciples for scaling the impact of social entrepreneursthough government and multilateral channels. Using the2010 G-20 SME Finance Challenge as a starting point(which led to half a billion dollars in funding for its win-ners), we will identify new possibilities for investmentsby the public sector into social entrepreneurs, with afocus on the areas of nutrition and health.Led by Ashoka’s Changemakers.Social Footprint 027 Speakers:The recent economic crisis has made it unthinkable to Christian Nibourel, President, Accenture France,continue to do “business as usual”. It is now imperative Netherlands, Beneluxto adopt to a long-term approach when devising a com- Isabelle Hennebelle, Journalist, L’Expansion, L’Express,pany’s value creation. To do so, we must place the focus Founder of Le Cercle de l’Humainback on the individual and rethink the economic per- Jean Kaspar, Consultantformance of a company through considering its social Benoit Lebizay, CMBL Distribution (Ashoka ASN),footprint. moderatorSession led by Le Collectif.12h30 - 14h30THEMATIC LUNCHESAshoka Support Network H307Learn about Ashoka’s global network of over 250 business entrepreneurs that partner with social entrepreneurs to acce-lerate their impact. Let’s grow the network!Youth Venture H302Ashoka is launching its youth program in France! Join a lunch discussion on the key youth issues and actors in France.Empathy H010Meet the Ashoka Empathy team. Do you want to contribute to the development of changemaker skills, particularly empa-thy? Join us!Social Entrepreneurship H304Join a discussion on the evolution of social entrepreneurship and its future role in society as a major driver of socialchange.Meet the African Fellows H105Meet 30 powerful and innovative African Fellows and discuss the stakes for social entrepreneurship and rural innovationin Africa.26
  26. 26. Skills Alliances Economy 14:30 - 16:15 BUILDING TOGETHER (11 SESSIONS) Every Child Must Master Empathy Hybrid Value Chains: My Role H203 A New Architecture for Information H010 H033 Build Your Own Talent Tool H011 SME’s: Change Your Role Now Building the Bridge between H201 Investors and Social Entrepreneurs Universities X.0 H012 Leveraging Professional H027 Changemaker Values H202 Scaling Social Impact for the 21st Century H032 Building Next Practices for Impact (by invitation only) H025 Banks for a Better World, Part II H037 16:15 - 17:00 Break 17:00 - 17:30 MOVING FORWARD: NEW PERSPECTIVES from 18:30 Partners: Dinner at Salle Wagram, Paris (invite only) Other guests: Dinner Out in Paris from 23:30 For all participants: Party at Salle Wagram (Paris)27
  27. 27. Wednesday / 14h30 - 16h15BUILDING TOGETHEREvery Child Must Master Empathy Speakers: 010 Veerle Simkens, Colruyt group, moderatorRe-imagine youth years as a time of mastering changema- Tamara Lenaerts, Laduende, moderatorking skills, especially empathy. Re-think school as a placethat develops and nurtures children and young people aschangemakers, not passive consumers of knowledge. In asmall working session, will identify key levers to enableevery child to master empathy. We will focus on howto collaboratively transform schools and other youth-oriented institutions in Europe.Build Your Own Talent Tool 011 Speakers:In the final session on Talent in the 21st Century, parti- Lisa Neuberger-Fernandez, Director of Corporatecipants will work together to identify practices that can Citizenship Programs, Accenturestreamline and facilitate the process of connecting chan- Lior Ipp, Manager Youth Venture, Ashoka, moderatorgemakers to prospective employers.What universal tools Lotfi El Ghandouri, Founder, Creative Society Group andcan be developed or steps taken to assist changemakers Hub Madrid, moderatorand employers in finding and vetting each other? How canparticipants work together to develop these new tools?Universities X.0 012 Speakers:In a fast-changing world confronted with many crises, François Taddei, Director, Centre de Rechercheuniversities are expected to train people to seek and Interdisciplinaireimplement approaches to the challenges of the 21st cen-tury. In a working session, participants will establish anaction plan to support new educational and researchtools - aimed at building networks of ideas, collaborativeknowledge-builders, and learning spaces - to transformthe world into an evolving global campus.Hybrid Value Chains: My Role 203 Speakers:Social entrepreneurs who are either undergoing hybrid Daphne van Run, Organizational culture specialist,value chains (HVC) or who are ready to launch a HVC Dreammeetsrealitywill engage in discussion with corporations and experts.They will be offered tools, resources, and advice foradopting this new model and will work together to esta-blish a recipe for a likely partnership and sustained col-laboration.28
  28. 28. Wednesday / 14h30 - 16h15 BUILDING TOGETHERSpeakers: SME’s: Change Your Role Now 201Anne-France Bonnet, Founder, Cabinet Nuova Vista, This session will provide a venue for concrete follow-Centre des Jeunes Dirigeants up to the morning SME session. Participants will deviseThibaut Guilluy, Founder, Ares Services, Centre des an action plan for better supporting partnership amongJeunes Dirigeants SMEs and social entrepreneurs.Benjamin Gratton, Founder, Cabinet BeBetter&Co, Led by CJD.Centre des Jeunes DirigeantsCharles-Benoit Heidsieck, President, Le Rameau,Centre des Jeunes DirigeantsSpeakers: Leveraging Professional Changemaker Values 202Cheryl Cooper, Founder and Managing Director, AppliedWisdom This working group will invite input into the practicalChristina Jordan, Founding Collaborator, Evolutionize It aspects of working together to co-create a values-drivenBonnie Koenig, Consultant working, Going International changemaker’s professional services collective. The col-Christelle Van Ham, Manager, Mozaïk RH lective matches changemakers with short-term profes-Alycia Lee, Partnership Development, Hub Amsterdam sional consulting opportunities where entrepreneurialCollaboracy and Instigation, moderator experience, collaborative methods, and socio-cultural sensitivity are needed.Speakers: A New Architecture for Information 033Sasa Vucinic, Founder and Director, Media Loan FundKeith Hammonds, Director of News and Knowledge, What entrepreneurial strategies, media technologies, andAshoka policy changes will drive full information citizenship? We’ll look at this emerging future from an architectural pers- pective. In a small working group we’ll design the ground- work for new information and news-based systems that can adapt continuously to new challenges.Speakers: Building the Bridge between Investors and Social Entrepreneurs 027Stuart Yasgur, Director, Ashoka’s Social Finance ServicesJohn Tull, Principal Consultant, Inclusive Capital Building on opportunities and challenges identified inRenee Manuel, Ashoka Germany earlier social finance sessions, this working session willMichael Vollmann, Director Fellowship, Ashoka Germany design an action plan to bridge the gap between investors and social entrepreneurs. As co-creators of the bridge, we will identify social entrepreneurs’ needs at different stages of growth and build solution sets to meet those needs. Participants will have the opportunity to commit to concrete working groups that will last beyond the Changemakers’ Campus. 29
  29. 29. Wednesday / 14h30 - 16h15BUILDING TOGETHERScaling Social Impact for the 21st Speakers:Century 032 Roshan Paul, Globalizer Team, AshokaIn an interactive workshop, members of the Ashoka Glo- Konstanze Frischen, LGM & Chair Globalizer, Ashokabalizer team and Globalizer Fellows will share learningsregarding scaling up social innovation. Through a pro-blem-solving session, participants will share their ownscaling challenges and receive group feedback and adviceabout how to best address them. Bring your creativityand strategic expertise as we answer the question ofhow social entrepreneurs can achieve the full marketpotential of their ideas.Led by Ashoka Globalizer.Building Next Practices for Impact Speakers:(By invitation) 025 Maximilian Martin, Founder and CEO, Impact EconomyTo unleash the full transformative potential of social en- Tom Biesinger, CEO, Genesis Venturestrepreneurship in the 21st century, philanthropy needs Ashley Green, Director of Operations, Impact Economyto do four things: be more ambitious about the scale of SA, moderatorimpact desired, invest in innovation and learning, adaptfaster to what works and what does not, and invest overlonger time periods. We need “next practices” to get usthere. Learn about the Impact Pledge, and join a co-crea-tion to advance the social sector’s readiness in the faceof complex challenges.Led by the Impact Pledge team.Banks for a Better World, Part II 037 Speakers:As follow-up to the morning’s banking session, this Mariela Atanassova, Innovation Facilitator, SWIFT,workshop will provide a participatory platform for diving moderatordeeper into some of the issues involved in reimaginingour banking sector, such as R&D, infrastructure, reachingunbanked populations, and more. Break-out groups willenable participants to design the beginning blueprints forBanks for a Better World.Led by SWIFT.30
  30. 30. Wednesday / 17h - 17h30 MOVING FORWARD: NEW PERSPECTIVESSocial entrepreneurs have captured the imagination of leaders across Europe, yet we have only begun to tap their poten-tial for global impact. This is the opportunity to turn recipients of social services into co-producers, uncover hiddenresources, and pioneer new markets together. In our closing session, we reflect on the need to map out a European pathto social innovation and social change that empowers everyone to be a changemaker, including you. Felix Oldenburg, Director of Ashoka Europe Ever yone A Changemaker ™ 31
  31. 31. Alena Asyamova, Streetfootballworld Philippe Baumgarten, Krauthammer Gieljan Beijen, Behold International Cheryl Cooper, Applied Wisdom Ellen De Braekeleer, Colruyt Group Lotfi El Ghandouri, Creative Society Group and Hub Madrid Adela Frankova, BEZK Silvia Giovannoni, Ashoka Laurent Grandidier, Endosene, Cidel, Amstrame, Ashoka ASN Wiebke Herding, ON:SUBJECT Christina Jordan, Evolutionize It Bonnie Koenig, Going International Romina Laouri, Ashokas Youth Venture Global Yves Larock, Foundation Lodewijk de Raet Benoit Lebizay, Ashoka ASN, CMBL Distribution Alycia Lee, Hub Amsterdam Collaboracy and Instigation Tamara Lenaerts, Laduende Eva Marszewski, Peacebuilders International Charlie Murphy, Global PYE Roshan Paul, Ashoka Hubertine Roessingh, The Value Agency and HUB Amsterdam Ane San Miguel, Artepilpilean Veerle Simkens, Colruyt group Angeli Sjöström, ProcessRum (Room for process) Janice Thomson, Engage UK and Democracy International Daphne van Run, Dreammeetsreality32
  32. 32. In parallel to the event’s three tracks, you can join the Changemakers’ Village -THE place for networking and discovery!Thematic speed-dating, participatory workshops, cluster networking, social entrepreneur pitches, social inno-vation demonstrations, open space, and more! The Changemakers’ Village multiplies opportunities to connectand share with Campus participants!Find out more about the program in the Village or in the inserted schedule!La Money Afternoon ASN BoothLearning Space Learn more about theLearn through workshops led Ashoka Support Network, theby experts. network of business entrepre- Cluster Space neurs that supports Ashoka Meet cluster members, discuss and its social entrepreneurs. the outputs of the working groups, and help find solutionsSocial Media Booth to these burning social chal- Demo Space lenges.Follow and promote the Attend demonstrations ofevent on social networks and pioneering technological in-learn more about the Ashoka novations for social change.Hub. Conference Space Listen to extraordinary social entrepreneurs and committed partners present in a few mi- nutes their projects and sto-Networks Booth ries. Meeting SpotMeet our partner networks. Plan and organize discussions Lounge around topics YOU choose. Join in thematic speed-datingAshoka Booth and networking sessions. Photo StudioLearn more about Ashoka, its Attend interactive workshopsprograms and its impact, and around photography and takemeet our staff. a fresh look at others.WEDNESDAY’S “What About Money?” will be a platform for discussing the topic of money and new fundingsolutions for the sector. Participate in the « Serious Funny Money Game », meet Fellows looking for funds toscale up, learn about impact investing funds and foundations involved in social entrepreneurship, and more. Itis time to talk about money! 33
  33. 33. THE BIRTH OF THE CLUSTERSWhen the Ashoka Changemakers’ Week was under design, our main objective was to create an ecosystemprone to new collaborations, especially between social entrepreneurs, public, and private actors.At Ashoka, we consider that - whatever the area - concrete solutions do exist, but that they often lack supportin order to scale-up and maximize impact.Since a two-day long event is extremely brief to be able to solidify new partnerships, we decided to preparecollaborations in advance by identifying 11 pressing social issues that will define the future of Europe.SEVERAL MONTHS LATER…For each issue, a cluster leader (generally an Ashoka Fellow) has helped us to identify the major stakes totackle as well as the participants to gather around the table.We thus invited social entrepreneurs, public actors, representatives of private corporations or foundations,expert, and journalists to the clusters. For each topic area, we brought together 20 to 40 people from aroundthe world ready to work on concrete action plans and possible solutions with other stakeholders.We also received the support from Hystra and McKinsey consulting teams, as well as HEC students, indeveloping a working paper on the defined topics. This document, which synthesizes the stakes, barriers, andpossible solutions for each topic, was sent to the cluster participants in advance to set a foundation for ourdiscussion on Monday, June 21st.34
  34. 34. It happened yesterday…Before anything else, the objective was to get to know each other! In most of the cases, the clusters partici-pants came from different countries and had never met before. After a first ice-breaking session, the partici-pants dived into conversation about the working papers they previously received.Later on, in break-out working groups moderated by external facilitators and Ashoka staff, participants tackledin detail each possible collaboration lead that was forecasted in the document. At the end of the day, we col-lected different hybrid solutions, concrete propositions, and multiple collaboration “bricks”.Tuesday 21 and Wednesday 22: Join them!If you’re interested in the cluster topics and would like to bring your own expertise to the discussion, you arewelcome to do so!A restitution session will take place at lunchtime on Tuesday, June 21st.Each cluster leader will present the main achievements and collaborations formed from the day before. Clusterparticipants will be delighted to receive your comments or suggestions, and why not start new partnershipsyourself!In the Changemakers’ Village, a networking space is dedicated to each cluster during Tuesday afternoon andall day Wednesday.Finally, during Wednesday at lunchtime, the cluster leaders will present the collaboration bricks collectedduring the three days in order to build the collaboration wall together as an output of the Ashoka Change-makers’ Campus!And after?Obviously, the objective is not to end here. For each cluster, we plan to follow up on the reflexion beyond theevent and Ashoka will work along and support the different collaborations to make them a reality and bringmore social change to Europe! 35
  35. 35. Equal opportunities in corporations: a key for growth and social cohesionCluster leader: Saïd Hammouche. Cluster Language: FrenchIntegrating diversity is a key opportunity for European economies in years to come: by reflecting the different compo-nents of society in their marketing, procurement and HR strategies, corporations increase their ability to innovate, enternew markets, improve their competitiveness, retain their staff, and adapt to a changing world.However, a lack of awareness, the absence of clear incentives, and the challenge to transform internal processes explainthat companies still fail to offer equal opportunities to diverse groups and to lift discriminations due to gender, disabili-ties, age, social, ethnic and religious backgrounds, sexual orientation, etc.This cluster explores existing solutions and best practices developed by social entrepreneurs and practitioners whowork with companies to effectively position their performance, improve their processes, and embrace diversity as atrue opportunity. With leading experts, HR, marketing and procurement managers, we will adopt a unified approachthat combines effective solutions into a unique framework.We will promote this framework to accelerate change in thecorporate sector.CLUSTER PARTICIPANTS:Fellows include: Abdellah Aboulharjan, Rafael Alvarez, Majid El Jarroudi etc.Companies include: SFR, Cap Gemini, Addecco, Crédit Mutuel, L’Oréal, Accenture, etc.Development of Innovative Learning Ecosystems in EuropeCluster leader: François Taddei. Cluster Language: EnglishThere are both individual and societal benefits to learning. Learning is linked to higher wages, personal fulfilment, betterhealth, and longer lives. It builds awareness, reduces crime, empowers individuals and communities, and allows societyto adapt to a changing world.Traditional education systems, despite the essential role they play in learning, are not capable of serving alone the world’sgrowing and changing needs. Advanced education systems still fail too many people; they often reproduce inequality, andthey are not adapting fast enough to allow learners to face 21st century challenges confidently.People need to learn throughout their lives. To be “knowledgeable” will no longer be good enough. Learning mustincreasingly focus on 21st century skills such as empathy, collaboration, critical thinking, learning to learn, and creativeproblem solving. We need to build communities of connected creative learners and those responsible for guiding lear-ning need to move beyond their comfort zones and innovate in order to anticipate the needs of learners in a rapidlychanging world.We need to invent new learning ecosystems and foster truly open and collaborative partnerships between the public,private, and non-profit sectors. This is the objective of this cluster. Disruptive innovations are necessary; they will comefrom extreme environments, from the rise of new technologies, the progress of research, and the dynamisms of socialentrepreneurs. We need to identify them, encourage the emergence of new ones, promote them, scale them and, inte-grate them into innovative learning ecosystems.CLUSTER PARTICIPANTS:Fellows include: M’hammad Abbad Andaloussi, Hanne Finstad, Mike Feerick,Vicky Colbert, Mary Gordon, José Manuel Pé-rez, Christiane Daepp,Yohanes Surya, Anna Alisjahbana, Lily Lapenna, Narcís Vives Ylla, Roser Batlle Suñer, Heike Schettler,Chantal Mainguené, etc.‘VisABILITY’ (Visibility for Disability) / ‘Out of the Dark & Into the Light’Cluster leader: Caroline Casey. Cluster Language: EnglishCentral Goal: To identify a creative vehicle with ONE clear message that will make disability more visible on the globalagenda.36
  36. 36. Barriers: The issue of disability is still largely invisible. In places of leadership and influence, disability is absent. Peoplewith disabilities are among the most under-educated, unemployed, and undervalued segments of our world’s population.They are also often among the most excluded, alienated, and discriminated people in the world.Solution: We have brought together a multi stakeholder group made up of some of the world’s leading social entrepre-neurs in the disability space - as well as corporate and media players, policy makers, and creative people - to identify ahighly engaging and accessible strategy to make disability and its interconnections to other issues visABLE.We are considering how the media, social sector leaders, corporate leaders, and policy makers can work together tomake the value, contribution, and ability of this global community of 1 billion visABLE.This in turn will enable us multiplythe amount of finance invested in our sector and attract the necessary support of key influencers and decision makers,while creating opportunities for future leadership positions for people with disabilities. It is when we don’t talk aboutthings that they become a problem. Together, we will develop one clear message to begin a global conversation thattranscends all disabilities and borders and makes us all of us visABLE.CLUSTER PARTICIPANTS:Fellows include: Gina Badenoch, Isabel Guirao, Raul Krauthausen, Andreas Heinecke, Simon Houriez, Ryadh Sallem, PhilConway, etc.Aging Population – From Care to EmpowermentCluster leader: Rainer Hoell. Cluster language: EnglishEurope is getting older. By 2025, 20 percent of all Europeans will be over 65 years old, up from 16 percent today. Acrossthe continent, the working-age population will stagnate or shrink, while the number of retirees will explode.This changewill drastically impact all societies in Europe. It’s not just a fact, but also a societal challenge to be transformed into anopportunity for Europe. A real prevention policy needs to be implemented.Instead of taking up common debates on the economic, fiscal, and political challenges of the demographic shift, this clus-ter will focus on the human potential of seniors: Many retiring seniors in Europe are vivid and energetic. They can andwould love to lead a life of social engagement and physical activity after retiring. Helping them to use this potential is akey factor for overcoming social challenges and offering lives in dignity for seniors of all ages.Currently, most of this huge potential is lost: Seniors still carry a social stigma as being inflexible and powerless. Manyexisting public services are divided according to target groups and do not encourage (or they even forbid) truly multige-nerational approaches. Preventive programs for age-related diseases are underfinanced. Public and private actors oftenurge seniors to be socially engaged, but without truly motivating and empowering them through an appropriate cultureof appreciation.Ashoka Fellows are experts for employing unused potential.They do not just answer society needs, but co-produce theirsolutions with their beneficiaries. In this cluster, we bring together outstanding Ashoka Fellows that give older citizens anactive role as co-producers of a solution.We explore ways to expand their solutions, learn from them, integrate their keysuccess factors in demographic policies across Europe – and debate how we can together extend the social paradigmfrom caring for the older generation, to empowering it.CLUSTER PARTICIPANTS:Fellows include: Jean-Michel Ricard, Hildegard Schooß, Wolfgang Gründiger, Mary Nally, etc.Other actors include: Croix Rouge, Danone, Commission Européenne, etc.Youth Changemaking – turning potential into actionCluster leader: Marie Trellu-Kane. Cluster language: EnglishIn the past decade, changes in the economic environment and in social values have contributed to a myriad set of pres-sures on youth worldwide. Poorly-paid positions, double-digit unemployment, social exclusion, and low self-esteem arethe rule rather than the exception for many youth.Young people in particular will need to engage more and more in the development of their environment, co-manageexisting social initiatives, and take initiative to resolve problems that directly affect them. Fostering these talents begins 37
  37. 37. by engaging youth in the notion of Changemaking - the thoughtful and deliberate act of improving one’s community byco-creating positive change.An overwhelming majority of youth across Europe is willing to contribute and actively shape their direct environment.Still most youth stay passive since it requires a broad set of skills and outstanding self-esteem to step up and take res-ponsibility. Additionally, many young Changemakers face many different barriers for their aspirations and feel limited intheir impact. Unfortunately society tends not to be supportive for youth in this process. Instead of empowering success-ful young Changemakers and creating positive role models, they are often made to believe that they still are more partof the problem then a valuable resource for the solution.The upcoming generation can be a generation of Changemakers if we talk with and not about youth, if we give themopportunities, resources, and trust in their abilities. Civic participation cannot be managed in a top-down manner, butneeds to evolve in an entrepreneurial and self-determined way.Becoming a Changemaker can be as cool, as easy, and as natural as playing soccer or making music. Imagine: youth thatget engaged in society get the support and recognition they deserve. Imagine: organizations stop competing for the fewactive youth, and instead join forces to help passive ones become Changemakers. This Cluster will identify the patternsof success, turning schools, organizations, or even cities into supporting eco-systems that make it easier and more funfor youth to actually shape their future society.CLUSTER PARTICIPANTS:Fellows include: Timur Tiryaki, Lamia Ozal, Mareike Emde, Aureliusz Leżeński, Andreas Dzialocha, Marlene Hennicke, EceErcel, Jeronimo Calderon, Wacław Idziak, Andrzej Augustyński, etc.Civic Agriculture in Europe: Securing land, Channelling moneyCluster leader: Jérôme Deconinck. Language: EnglishSince the 1950s, intensive, specialised agriculture has been promoted as the only way to ensure European (and world)food security. It is now largely undermined as a result of major public health crises, damaging environmental conse-quences, and negative impacts on the income and lives of farmers.Throughout Europe, ‘traditional’ forms of peasant and family farming, as well as new citizen initiatives, concur in promo-ting civic agriculture (defined as an agriculture which protects the environment, provides quality food, relies on shortsupply chains, nurtures rural economy and social vitality, and is economically sustainable.)But the development of these forms of civic agriculture is hampered by major obstacles, in particular the difficulty tofind land and money to start up or maintain their activity. The latter is mostly due to the fact that European societiesare increasingly urban and disconnected from rural areas and food production; as well as due to the fact that intensiveagriculture remains the cultural model of reference and shapes the agricultural and agro-food sector.The cluster will examine ways to improve upstream factors to unlock the potential of civic agriculture. Based on path-breaking initiatives from several Ashoka Fellows and social entrepreneurs, it will specifically focus on innovative schemessecuring land or channelling money to make space for these forms of agriculture.CLUSTER PARTICIPANTS:Fellows include: Jordi Pietx i Colom, Jadwiga Lopata, Tahir Dadak, Ewa Smuk-Stratenwerth, Christian Hiss, Beatriz FadónJunyent, etc.Sustainable, affordable and healthy food for all: an illusion?Cluster leader: Guillaume Bapst. Cluster language: FrenchAccess to sustainable, affordable and healthy food is a very broad and far reaching issue with health and environmen-tal implications. In developed countries, the main problem is malnutrition with an estimated 50 percent of the totalEU population concerned by overweight and obesity, and another 19 million people under-nourished. Regarding theoverweight and obese population, the most obvious barrier is the lack of awareness about the need for and accessto nutritious food. However, the fact that this population often struggles with several handicaps such as living in areasunderserved in healthy food, lack of cooking knowledge, or limited food budget, makes it even more difficult to improvefood consumption behaviors.38