Spotlight on social entrepreneurs
From a poor student who set up Nepal's first free private school to two American mums creating a food revolution. Social entrepreneurs never fail to inspire me. Ashoka is the association of the world's leading social entrepreneurs. Through their network, I have met many changemakers who are solving societal and environmental problems across the globe.Read the story
With poverty on the rise, do we have more time for talking?
Which continent has one in four people at risk of poverty and exclusion, 26 million people unemployed and homelessness increasing in virtually all states? Hint: it is the same continent that promised three years ago to reduce the number of citizens living below the poverty line by a quarter and lift 20 million people out of poverty. Europe.Read the story
Bringing empathy online: the antidote to cyberbullying
The times when society believed that children should 'toughen up' or 'just deal with it' are over, but bullying nonetheless affects tens of thousands of children in the UK today. Almost half of all youngsters get bullied in school and cyberbullying is on the rise. Social entrepreneur Emma-Jane Cross is providing solutions right where the problem is.Read the story