An Innovative Partnerships Model for a World in Constant Change
Keywords:corporate partnerships, business, co-creation, corporate social responsibility (CSR)), corporate shared value (CSV), social innovation, change management
Ashoka has developed a unique partnership model with companies and social entrepreneurs, in which each organization collaborates and learns from the other partners to drive the deepest impact. In these “Changemaker Company” partnerships, companies fund the partnership and get opportunities to invest in and engage with entrepreneurs driving meaningful social change. Their employees engage in changemaking, gain skills, and ideate on how their company might play a stronger role in driving social innovation in ways coherent with their core business. Social entrepreneurs gain access to critical resources and are supported to scale their impact and develop partnerships with multinational corporations. The outcome is a long-term, multi-stakeholder alliance that contributes to systemic change, while enabling all engaged organizations to evolve their ability to drive social impact.
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