July 23, 2020
Join an international community of pioneers and leaders willing to place positive impact at the core business
The accelerating rate of change in the world is exposing a new inequality between those who have the ability to change and adapt, and those who do not. Developing the skills to innovate, evolve, and balance shifting priorities and stakeholders, is more crucial than ever.
We believe that companies that will thrive in the long run are those who integrate social and environmental stakes into their core business, and who understand that the best way to do so is through engaging with systems-changing social entrepreneurs [...]
How social innovation can contribute to business transformation for the good of all
To combine the best of both social entrepreneurship and the corporate world, Changemaker Companies has designed a specific journey for pioneer companies that are willing to engage in solving social and environmental problems at scale through their core business. They do this by working hand in hand with their employees, consumers and other strategic allies, including an eco-system of social innovators. [...]
The concept of "Changemaker Companies" was incepted by Ashoka as a way to infuse its “Everyone a Changemaker Vision” into the corporate sector.
Ashoka is an international nonprofit organization, is the leading network of social entrepreneurs acting towards social and environmental innovation. Ashoka identifies and supports the world's leading social entrepreneurs, learns from the patterns in their innovations, and mobilizes a global community that embraces these new frameworks to build an "everyone a changemaker world.". Founded in 1981, Ashoka is now present in more than 90 countries, supporting more than 3500 social entrepreneurs around the world.
In the journey towards transforming the corporate sector, Ashoka met Ylios and together they launched the Changemaker Companies global initiative, giving birth to the lab and the movement.
Ylios is a consulting firm that works on strategy, organization, transformation, management, forecasting and influence with large international groups, companies, and public institutions. Ylios is deeply invested in the development of links between the corporate world and the field of social entrepreneurship.
Founder and President of Ylios
Discover our methodology for transforming companies, articulated around 5 strategic pillars of action.