Ashoka is #2 on the list of 2019’s top five most innovative and impactful social enterprises. Ashoka’s founder and CEO Bill Drayton is considered the godfather of social entrepreneurs, widely credited with bringing the term “social entrepreneur” into the mainstream. Since 1981, his organization, Ashoka, has been supporting leading social enterprises around the world.

With 3,500 fellows from 92 countries, Ashoka has built a formidable network but their ultimate goal is to help build a world where everyone can make a change and every person has the power and ability to contribute towards making positive changes in the world.

One of the things that Ashoka does best is their youth focus – their commitment to working with and influencing the younger generations and even putting them in charge of different initiatives.