Ashoka is the largest association of leading social entrepreneurs in the world – individuals with innovative solutions to society’s most pressing social problems. Founded in 1980, Ashoka has been identifying and investing in close to 3000 social entrepreneurs in 70 countries, helping them tackle major social issues and challenges and offer new ideas for wide-scale change. Ashoka strives to shape a global, entrepreneurial, competitive citizen sector: one that allows social entrepreneurs to thrive and enables the world’s citizens to think and act as changemakers. Rather than leaving societal needs for the government or business sectors to address, social entrepreneurs are taking matters and change into their own hands.
In 2011, Wolf Theiss was asked to advise Ashoka on the establishment of their Austrian subsidiary, Ashoka Austria. "As a corporate law firm we provide our clients with top-level legal advice to enable them to achieve their goals and implement their ideas. That is the reason why we relate to and support Ashoka's vision, as they also provide top-level support to social entrepreneurs," says Richard Wolf, member of the Wolf Theiss management board.
To find out more about Ashoka Austria visit the website at http://austria.ashoka.org/