What is BLUE WING?
It’s a brand new concept that
makes flying world-changing.
ANA, the leading airline that started out with just two helicopters
is changing what it means to fly.
Every flight you take helps support a Changemaker tackling
social problems all over the world.
In other words, every flight you take is world-changing.
You order a coffee that feels right for you. A flight should be the same. You know there's more to flying than just price and service. When you purchase your ticket on BLUE CLASS, ANA gives 1% of your airfare to Changemakers. You have the power to change the world by simply purchasing flight tickets.
We all know miles are useful for purchasing flight tickets and shopping.
Spending your miles on BLUE WING can be even more meaningful.
Take part in change in the world.
Changemakers are people who defy norms and rules - they are the people who push the boundaries to change the world for good - people with fun and positive attitudes. From health care, architecture, marine conservation, to training, there are varieties of Changemakers tackling world problems in their own unique ways.
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The importance of earthquake-resistant schools.
If a school collapses in an earthquake, not only does it kill or injure a lot of people at once, it also deprives the survivors of their continued education. This can be catastrophic for a community, so earthquake-resistant school buildings are a top priority.
Support ANA BLUE WING and help Elizabeth and Build Change to build more earthquake-resistant schools.
Happy 5th Anniversary, Ashoka Japan!
This year, 17 Ashoka Youth Venturers have graduated university, two of whom went straight to jobs at Ashoka. A third was offered a corporate job but, wanting to be directly involved in changemaking, went to work in an Ashoka Fellow's social business instead. "This is much more than we ever expected!" says Ashoka Japan Chairperson Nana Watanabe. "Ashoka is always 5 to 10 years ahead of the curve. At first no-one took us seriously, but now everyone is racing to catch up with us! The seeds sown five years ago are sprouting.
" Join ANA BLUE WING and rock the cradle of future Changemakers, Ashoka Japan.
The Changemaker Campus.
Changemakers look beyond the narrow confines of academic disciplines: they study change! The Ashoka U project to redefine the role of the university has already certified 37 universities from 8 countries as Changemaker Campuses, with another 15 to follow. Japan aims to join in 2020 and last year started a pilot project with a summer camp at Osaki-kamijima in Hiroshima prefecture.
ANA BLUE WING shares Ashoka's vision. Why not join us?
Meet Jenipher. Jenipher runs a food stall in Nairobi's central business district. Despite running a successful business there, she had trouble accessing the capital she needed to expand her operations. When she downloaded the Tala app and applied for short-term credit, Tala was able to see behaviours that its underwriting models correlate with high repayment rates. As Shivani shared in her TED talk, Jenipher's daily life data – including making regular phone calls to her family and having consistent travel patterns – showed that she was a good candidate for a loan. By examining a wide range of data, Tala can create a rich picture of a person's life and help customers overcome the kind of catch-all lending practices that might deny them credit.
Potential hidden within 10,000 data points. Tala's underwriting algorithms are quite complex, collecting more than 10,000 mobile data points that can be found on any person's smartphone and structuring the data to look for relationships that indicate both a willingness and capacity to repay. Tala uses machine learning to build and evolve its credit models so as the customer base grows, Tala finds new ways to prove the creditworthiness of potential borrowers. A real-life example of how this works will follow in the next post.
As Japan's leading global airline, ANA faces social challenges with sincerity and aims at providing "Values only an airline can offer". BLUE WING Program is a collaboration with "Ashoka", the world's biggest Social Entrepreneur network based in the US.
ANA has been ranked "5-STAR" for four consecutive years.
One of Asia's leading airline companies, the ANA Group remains true to its roots, reaching for new challenges as we strive to benefit society and help create a future full of possibilities.
ANA's dedication to excellence underscores our commitment to help tackle global social issues.
*SKYTRAX is a UK-based consultancy for the air transport
industry and is know for its Airline Star Ranking.
Ashoka was founded in 1980 to support social entrepreneurs, who innovative ideas transform social systems at a grassroots level. Since then, we have identified and cultivated thousands of entrepreneurs with unique global-scale solutions to urgent social problems. We offer professional support services and connections to a global social entrepreneurs' network now spanning 89 countries.
Our ultimate goal is to foster an "Everyone A ChangemakerTM" world - encouraging citizens to not just rely on their governments or nonprofits, but to take the initiative in tackling social problems and building a better world.