The Big Issue Top 100 Changemakers

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The Big Issue Top 100 Changemakers

Every week in The Big Issue we shine a light on fascinating and inspirational people who are changing the world for the better on our Changemakers page.

It has become clear that given the volume of these thinkers, creators and agitators, people who are not sitting by but who are grabbing challenges and trying to deal with them, we needed more space.

We decided to devote an entire edition to Changemakers. We’ve selected 100 Changemakers who we believe will change things in 2019. There are campaigners and campaigns, people working in tech and in business, in music and the arts, in literacy, sport and in charities and social policy. Our list is made up a lot of the people who you wouldn’t normally hear about, plus a number who you do.

Across art, tech, literacy, journalism, housing and more, this special edition runs down our top 100 changemakers in 2019. We hope you are inspired.


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