Deadline- 31 October 2012
Countries/Region- All Countries
The Schwab Foundation for Social Entrepreneurship is inviting applications for the nominations of “The Social Entrepreneur of the Year” from several countries to search and select the most acomplished social entrepreneurs in the country every year. The winner is celebrated at a national cerimony. Candidates from countries without a dedicated selection process are considered through regional selection processes. The Foundation highlights the regional “Social Entrepreneur of the Year” winners at a plenary session during the respective regional meeting of the World Economic Forum.
The Search and Selection process was established to recognize outstanding social entrepreneurs around the globe, an initiative of the Schwab Foundation for Social Entrepreneurship.
The Schwab Foundation for Social Entrepreneurship is a not-for-profit, independent and neutral organization, founded in 1998, with the purpose to advance social entrepreneurship and to foster social entrepreneurs as an important catalyst for societal innovation and progress. The Foundation is under the legal supervision of the Swiss Federal Government and is headquartered in Cologny-Geneva, Switzerland.
- Innovation- The candidate has transformed traditional practice through an innovative product, service, approach, or a more rigorous application of known technologies and ideas.
- Sustainability- The organisation is achieving some degree of financial self-sustainability through revenues or is engaged in creating mutually beneficial partnerships with business and/or the public sector.
- Direct social impact- The candidate implements the initiative directly with poor or marginalised beneficiaries. Impact manifests itself in quantifiable results.
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