NEW DELHI: Jubilant Bhartia Foundation and Schwab Foundation for Social Entrepreneurship have announced the Opening of ‘Social Entrepreneur of the Year’ Award for 2015 for India. Applicants are invited to participate and share their innovation. The deadline for receiving first round applications is May 31, 2015.
Finalists will be selected following an intensive search and selection process, including expert reviews and site visits. The winners will be announced at an award celebration in New Delhi.
Social Entrepreneurs are innovators, who implement practical and sustainable solutions to address challenges in numerous areas including health, education, environment, job creation and access to technology. Whether they are set up as for-profit entities, hybrid social ventures or not-for-profit organizations, their primary focus is transformational social change. Social entrepreneurs develop a revenue stream through the sale of products, services, fees or develop key partnerships to achieve sustainability.
Jubilant Bhartia Foundation joined hands with the Schwab Foundation starting in the year 2010 for the Award in India. Last year, Dr H Sudarshan of Karuna Trust was awarded the Social Entrepreneur of the Year India 2014 by Shri Arun Jaitley, Minister of Finance, Corporate Affairs and Defence. The other two finalists Matthew Spacie from Magic Bus and Yogendra Bhushan from Bodh Shiksha Samiti. The winners are selected by a prominent Jury consisting of Eminent Professionals from different walks of life.
The Jubilant Bhartia Foundation collaborates with the Schwab Foundation to provide unparalleled platforms at the national level for leading social innovators that highlight social entrepreneurship as a key element for inclusive growth. The finalists chosen are amongst those developing solutions in key growth areas. The Jubilant Bhartia Foundation aims to collaborate meaningfully with them by supporting them with linkages and networks to increase their impact and scale.
Schwab Foundation for Social Entrepreneurship is a sister organization of the World Economic Forum. The Foundation provides unique regional and global platforms to promote social entrepreneurship as a key element to advancing societies and addressing social problems innovatively and effectively. It also fosters a close-knit community of social entrepreneurs for idea exchange and replication of best practices.
Jubilant Bhartia Foundation focuses on conceptualizing and implementing the Corporate Social Responsibility initiatives for the Group. The Jubilant Bhartia Foundation’s activities include various community development work, health care programs, cultural and sports events, an environment preservation initiative, vocational training, women empowerment and educational activities.
Award Benefits: All Finalists will be invited to the World Economic Forum on India in New Delhi. This is a unique opportunity to connect with business executives, key government leaders, civil society members and media representatives of the region. The Winner(s) will also be announced at an Award Celebration in New Delhi. The registration fee, flight, and lodging for all Finalists will be covered.
The Schwab Foundation Network
The Winner(s) will be included in the Schwab Foundation network. Benefits include access to a peer community of social entrepreneurs, services such as pro-bono consulting and legal advice, as well as scholarships to executive education courses at world-class institutions such as Harvard Business School and INSEAD. In addition, the registration-fee for network social entrepreneurs invited to all regional and global World Economic Forum meetings is waived.
The deadline for receiving the first round application is 31 May 2015.
Download the application form: First Round Application Form.doc.
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