Ashoka has always found inspiration in business entrepreneurship and has pioneered its translation into the social realm. We are building a network of business entrepreneurs and corporate partners around the globe to support and engage with our rapidly expanding network of social entrepreneurs. 

 

The Ashoka Support Network (ASN) is a global network of business leaders and entrepreneurs who commit finance, expertise and skills to support Ashoka Fellows in their growth as leaders and in scaling their organisation to increase their social impact. 

There are over 350 ASN members globally, with 24 members in Ireland.

 
 

Why join the ASN?

IMPACT: Invest finance and expertise in the highest potential social entrepreneurs, maximising social return on investment.

NETWORK: Join a powerful global network of social entrepreneurs and business leaders committed to social transformation.

KNOWLEDGE: Learn about the new trends and innovations developed by the world’s leading social entrepreneurs that could transform your organisation.

Ashoka combines the passion, energy and enthusiasm of the social entrepreneurs with better business practice and provides resources to help them succeed.
— Patrick Coveney (ASN member & CEO, Greencore)

Read what ASN members have to say about the Network in the Irish Times.


BRIAN CAULFIELD                           PARTNER, DRAPER ESPRIT

BRIAN CAULFIELD                          

PARTNER, DRAPER ESPRIT

CONOR STANLEY FOUNDER, TRIBAL V.C.                   

CONOR STANLEY

FOUNDER, TRIBAL V.C.                   

FAYE DROUILLARD FOUNDER, THE GIVING CIRCLE

FAYE DROUILLARD

FOUNDER, THE GIVING CIRCLE

JOHN WHELAN PARTNER, A&L GOODBODY

JOHN WHELAN

PARTNER, A&L GOODBODY

NOEL RUANE PARTNER, POLARIS V.C.                   

NOEL RUANE

PARTNER, POLARIS V.C.                   

SIR STEVEN WILKINSON   FOUNDER & CEO, BUCHANAN A.G.

SIR STEVEN WILKINSON   FOUNDER & CEO, BUCHANAN A.G.

BRIAN RANLOW                        FORMER CEO, H&K INTERNATIONAL

BRIAN RANLOW                       

FORMER CEO, H&K INTERNATIONAL

DENIS TINSLEY FORMER DIRECTOR, MCKINSEY & CO. 

DENIS TINSLEY

FORMER DIRECTOR, MCKINSEY & CO. 

GAR HOLOHAN EXECUTIVE CHAIRMAN, AURA HOLOHAN

GAR HOLOHAN

EXECUTIVE CHAIRMAN, AURA HOLOHAN

KEVIN NEARY FOUNDER, GAMESTOP GROUP

KEVIN NEARY

FOUNDER, GAMESTOP GROUP

PATRICK COVENEY CEO, GREENCORE                  

PATRICK COVENEY

CEO, GREENCORE                  

TIM BROSNAN         THE SMALL FOUNDATION

TIM BROSNAN        

THE SMALL FOUNDATION

LADY BRITTA WILKINSON PARTNER, BUCHANAN AG                                    

LADY BRITTA WILKINSON

PARTNER, BUCHANAN AG                                    

DERMOT DESMOND FOUNDER, I.I.U.                                 

DERMOT DESMOND

FOUNDER, I.I.U.                                 

GARETH MORGAN

MANAGING DIRECTOR, GOOGLE

MICHAEL CAULFIELD

VICE PRESIDENT, WORKDAY

PAUL SULLIVAN FORMER EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR, NTMA

PAUL SULLIVAN

FORMER EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR, NTMA

TIM GRIFFITHS MANAGING DIRECTOR, OMD IRELAND

TIM GRIFFITHS

MANAGING DIRECTOR, OMD IRELAND

CATHERINE DUFFY                       PARTNER, A&L GOODBODY

CATHERINE DUFFY                      

PARTNER, A&L GOODBODY

EAMONN CONLON PARTNER, A&L GOODBODY

EAMONN CONLON

PARTNER, A&L GOODBODY

JIM BARRY CEO, BLACKROCK                        

JIM BARRY

CEO, BLACKROCK                        

NEIL O'LEARY CHAIRMAN & CEO, ION EQUITY

NEIL O'LEARY

CHAIRMAN & CEO, ION EQUITY

ROGER JUPP FORMER CHAIRMAN, MILLWARD BROWN

ROGER JUPP

FORMER CHAIRMAN, MILLWARD BROWN

TOM MCGOWAN FORMER DIRECTOR, UNILEVER

TOM MCGOWAN

FORMER DIRECTOR, UNILEVER


For more information about becoming an ASN member, contact Serena Mizzoni at smizzoni@ashoka.org

We have developed partnerships with leading global and Irish firms that can impart their substantial knowledge to the social sector. 

Strategic partners offer Ashoka Fellows a wide range of pro-bono support, from legal advice and senior talent search, to communications and leadership development.

 
Since our partnership with Ashoka began in 2013, 77 of our lawyers have dedicated over 800 hours of pro bono support to 12 of Ashoka Fellow Organisations including MyMind, the CoderDojo Foundation, Future Voices Ireland and Grow it Yourself, to name a few.
— Sinéad Smith (Corporate Responsibility Manager, A&L Goodbody)

Find out more about our partnership with A&L Goodbody on p.34 of our 2015 Impact Magazine.


For more information about becoming an Ashoka Partner, contact Serena Mizzoni at smizzoni@ashoka.org