Award https://business-spirit.news/ en “I hope to see a better world for every living organism.” https://business-spirit.news/news/i-hope-to-see-a-better-world-for-every-living-organism <div class="field field--name-title field--type-string field--label-hidden field--item"><span> “I hope to see a better world for every living organism.”</span> </div> <span class="a2a_kit a2a_kit_size_32 addtoany_list" data-a2a-url="https://business-spirit.news/news/i-hope-to-see-a-better-world-for-every-living-organism" data-a2a-title=" “I hope to see a better world for every living organism.”"><a class="a2a_button_facebook"><img src="/libraries/bsp_social_media_icons_share/service/facebook.svg" border="0" alt="Facebook" height="18" class="social-media-links-normal"><img src="/libraries/bsp_social_media_icons_share/service/facebook_hover.svg" border="0" alt="Facebook" height="18" class="social-media-links-hover"></a><a class="a2a_button_facebook_messenger"><img src="/libraries/bsp_social_media_icons_share/service/messenger.svg" border="0" alt="Messenger" height="18" class="social-media-links-normal"><img src="/libraries/bsp_social_media_icons_share/service/messenger_hover.svg" border="0" alt="Messenger" height="18" class="social-media-links-hover"></a><a class="a2a_button_twitter"><img src="/libraries/bsp_social_media_icons_share/service/twitter.svg" border="0" alt="Twitter" height="18" class="social-media-links-normal"><img src="/libraries/bsp_social_media_icons_share/service/twitter_hover.svg" border="0" alt="Twitter" height="18" class="social-media-links-hover"></a><a class="a2a_button_email"><img src="/libraries/bsp_social_media_icons_share/service/email.svg" border="0" alt="Email" height="18" class="social-media-links-normal"><img src="/libraries/bsp_social_media_icons_share/service/email_hover.svg" border="0" alt="Email" height="18" class="social-media-links-hover"></a><a class="a2a_dd" href="https://www.addtoany.com/share"><img src="/libraries/bsp_social_media_icons_share/service/share_hover.svg" border="0" alt="Share" height="18" class="social-media-links-hover"><img src="/libraries/bsp_social_media_icons_share/service/share.svg" border="0" alt="Share" height="18" class="social-media-links-normal"> Share </a></span> <div class="field field--name-field-tags field--type-entity-reference field--label-inline"> <div class="field--label">Tags</div> <div class="field--items"> <div class="field--item"><a href="/tag/sustainability" hreflang="en">Sustainability</a></div> <div class="field--item"><a href="/tag/leadership" hreflang="en">Leadership</a></div> <div class="field--item"><a href="/tag/award" hreflang="en">Award</a></div> <div class="field--item"><a href="/tag/sustainable-lifestyle" hreflang="en">Sustainable lifestyle</a></div> </div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-topic field--type-entity-reference field--label-inline"> <div class="field--label">Topic</div> <div class="field--items"> <div class="field--item"><a href="/topic/sustainability" hreflang="en">Sustainability</a></div> <div class="field--item"><a href="/topic/awards" hreflang="en">Awards</a></div> </div> </div> <img width="32" height="32" alt="Business" title="Business" class="img-responsive" src="/files/bsp-images/icons/55.svg" loading="lazy" typeof="foaf:Image" /> <img width="32" height="32" alt="Sustainability" title="Sustainability" class="img-responsive" src="/files/bsp-images/icons/52.svg" loading="lazy" typeof="foaf:Image" /> <img alt=" “I hope to see a better world for every living organism.”" title=" “I hope to see a better world for every living organism.”" class="img-responsive" src="/files/styles/news_full_main_image/public/bsp-images/news/1040.jpg?itok=jbwU1GFg" width="687" height="687" loading="lazy" typeof="foaf:Image" /> <div class="field field--name-field-lead field--type-string field--label-hidden field--item">Courageous sustainability leader, Godfrey Mchunguzi Oyema, has been recognised for his extensive work in advocacy and igniting change. </div> <div class="classy-style--margin-bottom paragraph paragraph--type--bp-simple paragraph--view-mode--default paragraph--id--3066 paragraph--width--full" style=""> <div class="paragraph__column"> </div> </div> <div class="classy-style--margin-bottom paragraph paragraph--type--bp-simple paragraph--view-mode--default paragraph--id--3067 paragraph--width--full" style=""> <div class="paragraph__column"> <p>The importance of leaders within the sustainability sector cannot be overstated. Sustainability leaders have the skills and courage to challenge industries and business as usual, while acting as the voice for the people.</p> <p>The <a href="https://www.earthmothercommunity.org/sustainability-leader-of-the-year-2022" target="_blank">Sustainability Leader of the Year Award</a> hosted by the <a href="https://www.earthmothercommunity.org/" target="_blank">Earth Mother Community</a> non-profit organisation aims to recognise the work of leaders fighting climate change and making the world a better place for all.</p> </div> </div> <div class="paragraph paragraph--type--bp-columns-two-uneven paragraph--view-mode--default paragraph--id--3070 paragraph--width--full paragraph--style--58-42"> <div class="paragraph__column"> <div class="paragraph--type--bp-columns-two-uneven__2col-column1"> <div> <div class="classy-style--margin-bottom paragraph paragraph--type--bp-simple paragraph--view-mode--default paragraph--id--3068 paragraph--width--full" style=""> <div class="paragraph__column"> <p>Winner of this year’s award, Godfrey Mchunguzi Oyema, works as Assistant Environmental Officer with the <a href="https://www.unhcr.org/" target="_blank">UN High Commission for Refugees</a> (UNHCR) and shares his thoughts on what keeps him going.</p> <p>His career background has extensively been in wildlife conservation, human ecology, and sustainability, which lead him to the UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency in Kasulu, Tanzania.</p> <p>Additionally, Godfrey uses his social media networks to spread awareness of the environmental issues we currently face and encourage people to take action.</p> <p>His passion for advocating for sustainability issues was ignited during his school years.</p> <p>“It’s been quite a journey; I’ve worked with many different organisations in environmental conservation, biodiversity, and wildlife protection,” Godfrey says.</p> <p>He shares that his personal motivation for his work is to “see a better world for every living organism.”</p> </div> </div> </div> </div><div class="paragraph--type--bp-columns-two-uneven__2col-column2"> <div> <div class="classy-style--margin-bottom paragraph paragraph--type--bp-image paragraph--view-mode--default paragraph--id--3069 paragraph--width--full"> <div class="paragraph__column"> <div class="field field--name-bp-image-field field--type-image field--label-hidden field--item"> <img alt="" title="" src="/files/bsp-images/paragraph/1041.jpg" width="365" height="486" loading="lazy" typeof="foaf:Image" class="img-responsive" /> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-image-title field--type-string field--label-hidden field--item">Godfrey Mchunguzi Oyema, sustainability expert and activist, winner of the Sustainability Leader of the Year Award</div> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="classy-style--margin-bottom paragraph paragraph--type--bp-callout paragraph--view-mode--default paragraph--width--full callout-style--b" id="callout-3073"> <div class="paragraph__column"> <div class="callout-body"> <div class="classy-style--margin-bottom paragraph paragraph--type--bp-simple paragraph--view-mode--default paragraph--id--3072 paragraph--width--full" style=""> <div class="paragraph__column"> <p>Godfrey further explains:</p> <p>“When I say every living organism, I speak about people, plants, and animals.</p> <p>Without a better, balanced world regarding the environment, economy, and society, our lives, businesses, communities, and societies cannot be what they are.</p> <p>So putting these three components together really motivates me to ensure they stay in balance for all living organisms on this planet.”</p> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="classy-style--margin-bottom paragraph paragraph--type--bp-simple paragraph--view-mode--default paragraph--id--3074 paragraph--width--full" style=""> <div class="paragraph__column"> <p>He kickstarted his sustainability career in 2010, working with the Tanzania Commission for Science &amp; Technology as their Associate Country Programme Coordinator. In this role, Godfrey established the Tanzania Biodiversity Information Facility (TanBIF) Portal and co-published the first-ever National Biota Checklist, which included more than 13,000 biological species.</p> </div> </div> <div class="paragraph paragraph--type--bp-columns-two-uneven paragraph--view-mode--default paragraph--id--3077 paragraph--width--full paragraph--style--33-66"> <div class="paragraph__column"> <div class="paragraph--type--bp-columns-two-uneven__2col-column1"> <div> <div class="classy-style--margin-bottom paragraph paragraph--type--bp-image paragraph--view-mode--default paragraph--id--3075 paragraph--width--full"> <div class="paragraph__column"> <div class="field field--name-bp-image-field field--type-image field--label-hidden field--item"> <img alt="" title="" src="/files/bsp-images/paragraph/1042.jpg" width="330" height="440" loading="lazy" typeof="foaf:Image" class="img-responsive" /> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-image-title field--type-string field--label-hidden field--item">Godrey now serves as the Assistant Environmental Officer at UNHCR.</div> </div> </div> </div> </div><div class="paragraph--type--bp-columns-two-uneven__2col-column2"> <div> <div class="classy-style--margin-bottom paragraph paragraph--type--bp-simple paragraph--view-mode--default paragraph--id--3076 paragraph--width--full" style=""> <div class="paragraph__column"> <p>Following his work here, Godfrey went on to work as the Senior Biodiversity Officer at a consultancy company, where he continued to shine as an expert in biodiversity and environmental management.</p> <p>His impressive career continued as he began working as the Environmental Compliance &amp; Forestry Manager for <a href="https://www.unilever.com/" target="_blank">Unilever </a>in 2015. Here he was responsible for implementing their Sustainable Living Plan, which linked environmental objectives to business operations.</p> <p>While working with Unilever, Godfrey achieved the <a href="https://www.rainforest-alliance.org/" target="_blank">Rainforest Alliance Certificate</a> for three consecutive years and created numerous plans to prevent biodiversity loss and restore ecosystems.</p> <p>Also, he worked on the development and implementation of their Environmental and Social Strategies.</p> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="classy-style--margin-bottom paragraph paragraph--type--bp-simple paragraph--view-mode--default paragraph--id--3078 paragraph--width--full" style=""> <div class="paragraph__column"> <p>Later, he worked as a Freelance Consultant, providing professional advice and expertise on sustainability issues using his diverse experience.</p> <p>Now, he serves as the Assistant Environmental Officer at UNHCR. His work with this refugee agency has centred around offering advice on alternative sustainable cooking energy programmes, ensuring they are sustainable and compliant.</p> <p>Godfrey shares what keeps him going:</p> <blockquote> <p>“The issue of sustainability needs to start from home, and this needs to rise from the fact that environmental resources are vital to us. We need to protect, conserve, and sustainably use these limited natural resources.</p> </blockquote> <p>My value has always been to be a custodian and take the responsibility of managing our limited natural resources and taking this knowledge to the general public, family, friends, and colleagues.”</p> <p>He strongly believes we all must do this to ensure a balanced world for all living organisms. Godfrey is also harnessing the power of social media to drive change:</p> <p>“I speak to groups, people one-on-one, and communities to discuss our current problems. Social media has provided us with a great platform to do this!”</p> <p>About winning the Sustainability Leader of the Year award, he shares:</p> <blockquote> <p>“For me, winning this award means so much. This is my first-ever sustainability award with global recognition. The award only motivates me to do more work in this area and continue inspiring others to do right by the environment.</p> </blockquote> <p>It means so much in terms of my career and is a huge personal milestone for me.”</p> <p>Organisers of this award believe that we need more courageous sustainability leaders taking risks and leading the way, but we also need to support them on their journey.</p> </div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-background-style field--type-list-string field--label-above"> <div class="field--label">Background style</div> <div class="field--item">Light</div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-sponsored field--type-boolean field--label-above"> <div class="field--label">Sponsored?</div> <div class="field--item">No</div> </div> <div class="field field--name-created field--type-created field--label-hidden field--item">2022. July</div> Mon, 25 Jul 2022 11:41:52 +0000 Bronagh Loughlin 236 at https://business-spirit.news Environmental leaders received prestigious UNEP Champions of the Earth awards https://business-spirit.news/news/environmental-leaders-received-prestigious-unep-champions-of-the-earth-awards <div class="field field--name-title field--type-string field--label-hidden field--item"><span>Environmental leaders received prestigious UNEP Champions of the Earth awards</span> </div> <span class="a2a_kit a2a_kit_size_32 addtoany_list" data-a2a-url="https://business-spirit.news/news/environmental-leaders-received-prestigious-unep-champions-of-the-earth-awards" data-a2a-title="Environmental leaders received prestigious UNEP Champions of the Earth awards"><a class="a2a_button_facebook"><img src="/libraries/bsp_social_media_icons_share/service/facebook.svg" border="0" alt="Facebook" height="18" class="social-media-links-normal"><img src="/libraries/bsp_social_media_icons_share/service/facebook_hover.svg" 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class="field--item"><a href="/topic/awards" hreflang="en">Awards</a></div> <div class="field--item"><a href="/topic/united-nations" hreflang="en">United Nations</a></div> </div> </div> <img width="32" height="32" alt="Sustainability" title="Sustainability" class="img-responsive" src="/files/bsp-images/icons/52.svg" loading="lazy" typeof="foaf:Image" /> <img alt="Environmental leaders received prestigious UNEP Champions of the Earth awards" title="Environmental leaders received prestigious UNEP Champions of the Earth awards" class="img-responsive" src="/files/styles/news_full_main_image/public/bsp-images/news/960.jpg?itok=fg7_RxOO" width="687" height="687" loading="lazy" typeof="foaf:Image" /> <div class="field field--name-field-lead field--type-string field--label-hidden field--item">2021 Laureates of the Champions of the Earth have been announced in four categories, receiving the United Nations’ highest environmental honours for their work.</div> <div class="classy-style--margin-bottom paragraph paragraph--type--bp-simple paragraph--view-mode--default paragraph--id--2833 paragraph--width--full" style=""> <div class="paragraph__column"> </div> </div> <div class="classy-style--margin-bottom paragraph paragraph--type--bp-simple paragraph--view-mode--default paragraph--id--2834 paragraph--width--full" style=""> <div class="paragraph__column"> <p>The annual <a href="https://www.unep.org" target="_blank">Champions of the Earth awards</a>, hosted by the <a href="https://www.unep.org" target="_blank">UN Environment Programme</a> (UNEP) since 2005, were handed to exceptional leaders who have a transformative impact on the environment and represent bold leadership in taking action on behalf of people and the planet.</p> <p>Awardees in 2021 were chosen from a record number of nominations in four categories: Inspiration and Action, Policy Leadership, Entrepreneurial Vision, and Science and Innovation.</p> <p>“As we enter into a decisive decade, to cut emissions and protect and restore ecosystems, UNEP’s Champions of the Earth demonstrate that all of us can contribute. Every single act for nature counts. The entire spectrum of humanity has both a global responsibility and a profound opportunity,” said Inger Andersen, Executive Director of UNEP.</p> <p>Andersen highlighted that this year’s Champions are women who ‘not only inspire us, but also remind us that we have in our hands the solutions, the knowledge and the technology to limit climate change and avoid ecological collapse’.</p> </div> </div> <div class="classy-style--margin-bottom paragraph paragraph--type--bp-simple paragraph--view-mode--default paragraph--id--2835 paragraph--width--full" style=""> <div class="paragraph__column"> <p class="font-subtitle">2021 Champions of the Earth:</p> <p><strong>Policy Leadership category - <a href="https://www.unep.org/championsofearth/laureates/2021/mia-mottley" target="_blank">Prime Minister Mia Mottley of Barbados </a></strong></p> <p>Awarded for her powerful voice for a sustainable world from the global south, she consistently raises the alarm about the vulnerability of Small Island Developing States due to the climate crises.</p> <p>The Prime Minister is a driving force for climate action across the Latin American and Caribbean region. Under her leadership, Barbados has adopted ambitious renewable energy targets, committing to a fossil-fuel-free electricity sector and transport by 2030.</p> <p>At the same time, Barbados is implementing numerous conservation and restoration projects, from forests, through cities, to the coastline and the ocean.</p> <p>She also co-chairs the <a href="https://www.who.int/groups/one-health-global-leaders-group-on-antimicrobial-resistance" target="_blank">One Health Global Leaders' Group on Antimicrobial Resistance</a>.</p> </div> </div> <div class="classy-style--margin-bottom paragraph paragraph--type--bp-simple paragraph--view-mode--default paragraph--id--2839 paragraph--width--full" style=""> <div class="paragraph__column"> <p><strong>Inspiration and Action category - <a href="https://www.unep.org/championsofearth/laureates/2021/sea-women-melanesia" target="_blank">The Sea Women of Melanesia </a></strong></p> <p>The award goes to this organisation in recognition for their work in training local women to monitor and assess the impacts of widespread coral bleaching on some of the world's most endangered reefs using marine science and technology.</p> </div> </div> <div class="paragraph paragraph--type--bp-columns-two-uneven paragraph--view-mode--default paragraph--id--2838 paragraph--width--full paragraph--style--42-58"> <div class="paragraph__column"> <div class="paragraph--type--bp-columns-two-uneven__2col-column1"> <div> <div class="classy-style--margin-bottom paragraph paragraph--type--bp-simple paragraph--view-mode--default paragraph--id--2836 paragraph--width--full" style=""> <div class="paragraph__column"> <p>“When you train a woman, you train a society,” said Evangelista Apelis, a SeaWoman and co-director of the SeaWomen programme based in Papua New Guinea.</p> <p>“We're trying to educate women, get women on board, so they can then go back and make an impact in their own families and their society as well."</p> </div> </div> </div> </div><div class="paragraph--type--bp-columns-two-uneven__2col-column2"> <div> <div class="classy-style--margin-bottom paragraph paragraph--type--bp-image paragraph--view-mode--default paragraph--id--2837 paragraph--width--full"> <div class="paragraph__column"> <div class="field field--name-bp-image-field field--type-image field--label-hidden field--item"> <img alt="" title="" src="/files/bsp-images/paragraph/961.jpg" width="1400" height="630" loading="lazy" typeof="foaf:Image" class="img-responsive" /> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-image-title field--type-string field--label-hidden field--item">Inspiration and Action category winner of the Champions of the Earth: The Sea Women of Melanesia</div> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="classy-style--margin-bottom paragraph paragraph--type--bp-simple paragraph--view-mode--default paragraph--id--2840 paragraph--width--full" style=""> <div class="paragraph__column"> <p><strong>Science and Innovation category - <a href="https://www.unep.org/championsofearth/laureates/2021/gladys-kalema" target="_blank">Dr. Gladys Kalema-Zikusoka, Uganda</a> </strong></p> <p>She was the first-ever wildlife veterinarian of the Uganda Wildlife Authority, and is a recognised world authority on primates and zoonotic diseases.</p> <p>As the founder and CEO of Conservation Through Public Health (CTPH), she leads the implementation of three integrated strategic programs using the ‘One Health’ approach. Kalema-Zikusoka, says that she hopes she will inspire young Africans to choose careers in conservation.</p> <p>“There is a lack of local representation among conservationists. Not many are from the places where endangered animals are found,” she said. “We need more local champions, because these are the people who will become decision-makers for their communities and countries.”</p> <p><strong>Entrepreneurial Vision category - <a href="https://www.unep.org/championsofearth/laureates/2021/maria-kolesnikova" target="_blank">Maria Kolesnikova, Kyrgyz Republic</a> </strong></p> <p>She is an environmental activist, youth advocate and head of MoveGreen, an organisation working to monitor and improve air quality in Central Asia.</p> <p>Under her leadership, the organisation developed an app called AQ.kg, which collects data every 20 minutes from the two largest Kyrgyz cities, Bishkek and Osh, about the concentration of pollutants in the air, including PM2.5, and PM10 and nitrogen dioxide.</p> <p>“So often, you can get demotivated as an activist – you work so hard, don't see results of your endeavors and, finally, you feel like you don’t want to keep going. But then you realise, no. Someone has to take responsibility for the future. Why shouldn’t it be me?” Kolesnikova says about what drives her to make change.</p> </div> </div> <div class="paragraph paragraph--type--bp-columns-two-uneven paragraph--view-mode--default paragraph--id--2843 paragraph--width--full paragraph--style--58-42"> <div class="paragraph__column"> <div class="paragraph--type--bp-columns-two-uneven__2col-column1"> <div> <div class="classy-style--margin-bottom paragraph paragraph--type--video paragraph--view-mode--default paragraph--id--2841"> <div class="paragraph__column"> <div class="video-embed-field-provider-youtube video-embed-field-responsive-video form-group"><iframe width="854" height="480" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen="allowfullscreen" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/eLj_hMOUHKc?autoplay=0&amp;start=0&amp;rel=0"></iframe> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-image-title field--type-string field--label-hidden field--item">Meet the Champions of the Earth 2021</div> </div> </div> </div> </div><div class="paragraph--type--bp-columns-two-uneven__2col-column2"> <div> <div class="classy-style--margin-bottom paragraph paragraph--type--bp-simple paragraph--view-mode--default paragraph--id--2842 paragraph--width--full" style=""> <div class="paragraph__column"> <p>The Champions of the Earth award aims to amplify the impact of leaders working on the environmental frontlines and inspire others to take action in addressing the triple planetary crisis.</p> <p>The honour goes to individuals, groups, and organisations whose actions have a transformative impact on the environment and recognises outstanding leaders from government, civil society, and the private sector.</p> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="classy-style--margin-bottom paragraph paragraph--type--bp-simple paragraph--view-mode--default paragraph--id--2844 paragraph--width--full" style=""> <div class="paragraph__column"> <p>This year’s award reflects on the UN Decade on Ecosystem Restoration, which runs until 2030, coinciding with the deadline for achieving the Sustainable Development Goals.</p> <p> </p> <p class="text-align-right"><span style="font-size:10px">Headline image: <a href="https://www.pexels.com/@evgeny-tchebotarev-1058775?utm_content=attributionCopyText&amp;utm_medium=referral&amp;utm_source=pexels">Evgeny Tchebotarev</a> from <a href="https://www.pexels.com/photo/photo-of-mountain-under-cloudy-sky-4101555/?utm_content=attributionCopyText&amp;utm_medium=referral&amp;utm_source=pexels">Pexels</a></span></p> </div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-background-style field--type-list-string field--label-above"> <div class="field--label">Background style</div> <div class="field--item">Light</div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-sponsored field--type-boolean field--label-above"> <div class="field--label">Sponsored?</div> <div class="field--item">No</div> </div> <div class="field field--name-created field--type-created field--label-hidden field--item">2021. December</div> Wed, 15 Dec 2021 16:03:51 +0000 Business Spirit Platform reporting 212 at https://business-spirit.news Early-stage startups in Berlin can apply for business award https://business-spirit.news/news/early-stage-startups-in-berlin-can-apply-for-business-award <div class="field field--name-title field--type-string field--label-hidden field--item"><span>Early-stage startups in Berlin can apply for business award</span> </div> <span class="a2a_kit a2a_kit_size_32 addtoany_list" data-a2a-url="https://business-spirit.news/news/early-stage-startups-in-berlin-can-apply-for-business-award" data-a2a-title="Early-stage startups in Berlin can apply for business award"><a class="a2a_button_facebook"><img src="/libraries/bsp_social_media_icons_share/service/facebook.svg" border="0" alt="Facebook" height="18" class="social-media-links-normal"><img src="/libraries/bsp_social_media_icons_share/service/facebook_hover.svg" border="0" alt="Facebook" height="18" 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class="field--label">Topic</div> <div class="field--items"> <div class="field--item"><a href="/topic/awards" hreflang="en">Awards</a></div> <div class="field--item"><a href="/topic/business" hreflang="en">Business</a></div> <div class="field--item"><a href="/topic/start-up" hreflang="en">Start-up</a></div> <div class="field--item"><a href="/topic/berlin" hreflang="en">Berlin</a></div> </div> </div> <img width="32" height="32" alt="Business" title="Business" class="img-responsive" src="/files/bsp-images/icons/55.svg" loading="lazy" typeof="foaf:Image" /> <img alt="Early-stage startups in Berlin can apply for business award" title="Early-stage startups in Berlin can apply for business award" class="img-responsive" src="/files/styles/news_full_main_image/public/bsp-images/news/915.jpg?itok=XrHmXAKp" width="687" height="687" loading="lazy" typeof="foaf:Image" /> <div class="field field--name-field-lead field--type-string field--label-hidden field--item">The Berlin Newcomer Startup Award is open for business ideas that are not yet on the market.</div> <div class="classy-style--margin-bottom paragraph paragraph--type--bp-simple paragraph--view-mode--default paragraph--id--2793 paragraph--width--full" style=""> <div class="paragraph__column"> </div> </div> <div class="classy-style--margin-bottom paragraph paragraph--type--bp-simple paragraph--view-mode--default paragraph--id--2794 paragraph--width--full" style=""> <div class="paragraph__column"> <p>The<a href="https://newcomeraward.de/" target="_blank"> Berlin Newcomer Startup Award 2021</a>, managed by <a href="https://singabusinesslab.de/" target="_blank">Singa Business Lab</a>, is looking for newcomers with great business ideas who are not yet on the market.</p> <p>Early-stage businesses that are on the verge of turning their concept into reality, but who may still be lacking capital, contacts or advice can apply for the award to receive support and get recognised.</p> <p>With digital event formats ranging from Q&amp;A sessions and networking events to the pitches at the award show, organisers want to enable more people to get involved.</p> <p>The winner of the award can access up to 10.000€ seed capital, and additional coaching budgets, while the amount of seed capital in total is 27.500€ to be split between finalists.</p> <p>Besides finalist projects get to enjoy more visibility and opportunities for networking and co-creation sessions.</p> <p>Applications can be <a href="https://newcomeraward.de/" target="_blank">submitted online</a> by the end of <strong>2nd November</strong>.</p> <p>Eligibility criteria to apply for the Berlin Newcomer Startup Award:</p> <ul> <li>Live in Berlin, Germany.</li> <li>Moved to Germany within the last 8 years, i.e. in 2013 or later.</li> <li>The applicant has the nationality of one of the countries from the DAC List of ODA Recipients.</li> <li>Aged over 18 years.</li> </ul> <p>The six finalists preselected by the jury will be presented on the award's website for 2 weeks where public can vote on their favorite project.</p> <p>Winner of the public voting will we rewarded with an extra prize of 5.000€ and 2.500€ additional budget for coaching and consulting.</p> </div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-background-style field--type-list-string field--label-above"> <div class="field--label">Background style</div> <div class="field--item">Light</div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-sponsored field--type-boolean field--label-above"> <div class="field--label">Sponsored?</div> <div class="field--item">No</div> </div> <div class="field field--name-created field--type-created field--label-hidden field--item">2021. November</div> Tue, 02 Nov 2021 11:11:00 +0000 Business Spirit Platform reporting 209 at https://business-spirit.news Twelve European impact focused start-ups receive awards https://business-spirit.news/news/twelve-european-impact-focused-start-ups-receive-awards <div class="field field--name-title field--type-string field--label-hidden field--item"><span>Twelve European impact focused start-ups receive awards</span> </div> <span class="a2a_kit a2a_kit_size_32 addtoany_list" data-a2a-url="https://business-spirit.news/news/twelve-european-impact-focused-start-ups-receive-awards" data-a2a-title="Twelve European impact focused start-ups receive awards"><a class="a2a_button_facebook"><img src="/libraries/bsp_social_media_icons_share/service/facebook.svg" border="0" alt="Facebook" height="18" class="social-media-links-normal"><img src="/libraries/bsp_social_media_icons_share/service/facebook_hover.svg" border="0" alt="Facebook" height="18" class="social-media-links-hover"></a><a 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</div> <div class="field field--name-field-topic field--type-entity-reference field--label-inline"> <div class="field--label">Topic</div> <div class="field--items"> <div class="field--item"><a href="/topic/awards" hreflang="en">Awards</a></div> <div class="field--item"><a href="/topic/business" hreflang="en">Business</a></div> </div> </div> <img width="32" height="32" alt="Business" title="Business" class="img-responsive" src="/files/bsp-images/icons/55.svg" loading="lazy" typeof="foaf:Image" /> <img width="32" height="32" alt="Sustainability" title="Sustainability" class="img-responsive" src="/files/bsp-images/icons/52.svg" loading="lazy" typeof="foaf:Image" /> <img alt="Twelve European impact focused start-ups receive awards" title="Twelve European impact focused start-ups receive awards" class="img-responsive" src="/files/styles/news_full_main_image/public/bsp-images/news/661.jpg?itok=63kixmt5" width="687" height="687" loading="lazy" typeof="foaf:Image" /> <div class="field field--name-field-lead field--type-string field--label-hidden field--item">The Impact Shakers Awards shine a light on businesses with a positive impact on society and the environment.</div> <div class="classy-style--margin-bottom paragraph paragraph--type--bp-simple paragraph--view-mode--default paragraph--id--2104 paragraph--width--full" style=""> <div class="paragraph__column"> </div> </div> <div class="classy-style--margin-bottom paragraph paragraph--type--bp-simple paragraph--view-mode--default paragraph--id--2105 paragraph--width--full" style=""> <div class="paragraph__column"> <p>The inaugural <a href="https://www.impactshakersawards.com/" target="_blank">Impact Shakers Awards</a> aiming to create a supportive environment for impact-driven start-ups and scale-ups, announced its winners.</p> <p>The award is inspired by the doughnut economics model that maps human prosperity according to a social foundation and an ecological ceiling.</p> <p>Winning teams were selected by an expert panel of jury and public voting in twelve categories reflecting on the concept of the doughnut economy: Energy, Water, Food, Health, Education, Income &amp; Work, Peace &amp; Justice, Political Voice, Social Equity, Gender Equality, Housing &amp; Networks.</p> </div> </div> <div class="paragraph paragraph--type--bp-columns-two-uneven paragraph--view-mode--default paragraph--id--2108 paragraph--width--full paragraph--style--58-42"> <div class="paragraph__column"> <div class="paragraph--type--bp-columns-two-uneven__2col-column1"> <div> <div class="classy-style--margin-bottom paragraph paragraph--type--bp-image paragraph--view-mode--default paragraph--id--2106 paragraph--width--full"> <div class="paragraph__column"> <div class="field field--name-bp-image-field field--type-image field--label-hidden field--item"> <img alt="" title="" src="/files/bsp-images/paragraph/662.png" width="894" height="632" loading="lazy" typeof="foaf:Image" class="img-responsive" /> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-image-title field--type-string field--label-hidden field--item">Twelve winners of the Impact Shakers Awards 2021 European edition</div> </div> </div> </div> </div><div class="paragraph--type--bp-columns-two-uneven__2col-column2"> <div> <div class="classy-style--margin-bottom paragraph paragraph--type--bp-simple paragraph--view-mode--default paragraph--id--2107 paragraph--width--full" style=""> <div class="paragraph__column"> <p>The twelve selected start-ups will be invited to participate in an intensive bootcamp to secure alternative funding and get access to a prize package with valuable tools and workshops for impact entrepreneurs valued at 20.000 euros.</p> <p>They also will become part of the global Impact Shakers ecosystem and receive access to unique networking opportunities with highly sought after mentors, business angels and impact founders across the globe.</p> <p>Winning start-ups:</p> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="classy-style--margin-bottom paragraph paragraph--type--bp-simple paragraph--view-mode--default paragraph--id--2109 paragraph--width--full" style=""> <div class="paragraph__column"> <ul> <li>Energy: <a href="https://charmimpact.com/#" target="_blank">Charm Impact</a> (Borehamwood, UK) is an impact investing platform that crowdsources loans for clean energy start-ups in developing countries.</li> <li>Water: <a href="https://bitagreen.io/" target="_blank">BitaGreen</a> (Leuven, Belgium) offers nature-based solutions for urban water management and quality of life.</li> <li>Health: <a href="https://reshub.ie/#" target="_blank">ResHub</a> (Dublin, Ireland) ResHub is a resident engagement for Aged Care Providers who provide residential care to older adults, from independent living, assisted living, senior living to nursing home settings. •</li> <li>Gender equality: <a href="https://www.taskher.co.uk/" target="_blank">TaskHer</a> (London, UK) champions women in skilled manual trades.</li> </ul> <blockquote> <p>“We are absolutely thrilled that the work TaskHer is doing has been acknowledged by such a notable panel of judges and awarding body. This award for Gender Equality further validates the pressing need to shift the gender imbalance in this multi-billion pound industry.</p> </blockquote> <p>Thank you very much to everyone who voted for TaskHer, it means so much to us.”- the TaskHer team recalls winning the award.</p> </div> </div> <div class="classy-style--margin-bottom paragraph paragraph--type--bp-simple paragraph--view-mode--default paragraph--id--2110 paragraph--width--full" style=""> <div class="paragraph__column"> <ul> <li>Food: <a href="https://lam-on.com/" target="_blank">LAM'ON</a> (Sofia, Bulgaria) Ltd produces and sells 100% biodegradable and suitable for compost laminating film called LAM'ON and packaging foil - PACK'ON.</li> <li>Political voice: <a href="https://thenewsroom.ai/#" target="_blank">The Newsroom</a> (Lissabon, Portugal) The Newsroom fights misinformation and promotes plurality online.</li> <li>Housing: <a href="https://www.nestful.io/" target="_blank">nestful </a>(London, UK) helps those seeking affordable accommodation to co-live with seniors aged 50+ with rooms to spare.</li> <li>Education: <a href="https://ecolytiq.com/" target="_blank">Ecolytiq</a> (Berlin, Germany) Ecolytiq enables banks, fintech companies and financial service providers to show their customers the personal impact of their purchasing behaviour on the environment in real-time.</li> </ul> <p>David Lais, Co-founder and CPO at Ecolytiq, explains why this award is an important step on their journey:</p> <blockquote> <p>”One of the most powerful tools at our disposal in fighting climate change is education. It is through education that we create awareness and inspire the action needed to solve one of humanity's most pressing issues. That is why we are so happy the Impact Shakers see it the same way we do!”</p> </blockquote> <ul> <li>Income &amp; work: <a href="https://www.lightningreach.org/#" target="_blank">Lightning Social Ventures</a> (London, UK) helps people in financial hardship to receive super fast support and recover from shocks.</li> <li>Peace &amp; justice: <a href="https://www.amurabi.eu/en/" target="_blank">Amurabi</a> (Paris, France) bridges the gap between the law and its users: empowering all users to actually understand and exercise their rights.</li> <li>Networks: <a href="https://maanch.com/#" target="_blank">Maanch </a>(Londen, Verenigd Koninkrijk) develops technology to measure, monitor and report on the impact of investments, organisations and philanthropy, through the lens of the UN Sustainable Development Goals.</li> <li>Social equality: <a href="https://www.tiiqu.com/" target="_blank">TIIQU</a> (London, UK) is a trust mechanism continuously fed by blockchain-based certificates. They build trusted ecosystems for a modern, inclusive and fair society.</li> </ul> <p>The awards are a part of the broader<a href="https://www.impactshakersawards.com/about" target="_blank"> Impact Shakers</a> ecosystem, the driving force behind the awards, which tackles complex societal challenges through inclusive entrepreneurship and aims to expand opportunities and capacity further to grow.</p> <p>The organisation is currently developing their impact investment projects and will launch an accelerator later this year. Organisers will also introduce the Impact Shakers Awards in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region after the Summer.</p> </div> </div> <div class="classy-style--margin-bottom paragraph paragraph--type--bp-simple paragraph--view-mode--default paragraph--id--2111 paragraph--width--full" style=""> <div class="paragraph__column"> <p class="text-align-right"><span style="font-size:10px">Headline image: Photo by Ian Schneider on <a href="https://unsplash.com/photos/TamMbr4okv4" target="_blank">Unsplash</a></span></p> </div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-background-style field--type-list-string field--label-above"> <div class="field--label">Background style</div> <div class="field--item">Light</div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-sponsored field--type-boolean field--label-above"> <div class="field--label">Sponsored?</div> <div class="field--item">No</div> </div> <div class="field field--name-created field--type-created field--label-hidden field--item">2021. July</div> Thu, 01 Jul 2021 15:48:57 +0000 Business Spirit Platform reporting 154 at https://business-spirit.news Public voting is open to select winners of the first Impact Shakers Awards https://business-spirit.news/news/public-voting-is-open-to-select-winners-of-the-first-impact-shakers-awards <div class="field field--name-title field--type-string field--label-hidden field--item"><span>Public voting is open to select winners of the first Impact Shakers Awards</span> </div> <span class="a2a_kit a2a_kit_size_32 addtoany_list" data-a2a-url="https://business-spirit.news/news/public-voting-is-open-to-select-winners-of-the-first-impact-shakers-awards" data-a2a-title="Public voting is open to select winners of the first Impact Shakers Awards"><a class="a2a_button_facebook"><img src="/libraries/bsp_social_media_icons_share/service/facebook.svg" border="0" alt="Facebook" height="18" class="social-media-links-normal"><img 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class="field--item"><a href="/tag/social-entrepreneurship" hreflang="en">Social Entrepreneurship</a></div> </div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-topic field--type-entity-reference field--label-inline"> <div class="field--label">Topic</div> <div class="field--items"> <div class="field--item"><a href="/topic/awards" hreflang="en">Awards</a></div> <div class="field--item"><a href="/topic/business" hreflang="en">Business</a></div> <div class="field--item"><a href="/topic/social-impact" hreflang="en">Social Impact</a></div> </div> </div> <img width="32" height="32" alt="Business" title="Business" class="img-responsive" src="/files/bsp-images/icons/55.svg" loading="lazy" typeof="foaf:Image" /> <img width="32" height="32" alt="Event" title="Event" class="img-responsive" src="/files/bsp-images/icons/242.svg" loading="lazy" typeof="foaf:Image" /> <img width="32" height="32" alt="Sustainability" title="Sustainability" class="img-responsive" src="/files/bsp-images/icons/52.svg" loading="lazy" typeof="foaf:Image" /> <img alt="Public voting is open to select winners of the first Impact Shakers Awards" title="Public voting is open to select winners of the first Impact Shakers Awards" class="img-responsive" src="/files/styles/news_full_main_image/public/bsp-images/news/630.png?itok=8GJOE-9V" width="687" height="687" loading="lazy" typeof="foaf:Image" /> <div class="field field--name-field-lead field--type-string field--label-hidden field--item">People are invited from all over Europe to vote for the most innovative impact-driven startups and scale-ups.</div> <div class="classy-style--margin-bottom paragraph paragraph--type--bp-simple paragraph--view-mode--default paragraph--id--2061 paragraph--width--full" style=""> <div class="paragraph__column"> </div> </div> <div class="classy-style--margin-bottom paragraph paragraph--type--bp-simple paragraph--view-mode--default paragraph--id--2062 paragraph--width--full" style=""> <div class="paragraph__column"> <p>Public voting is open until June 18th 2021, to select winners of the first <a href="https://www.impactshakersawards.com/" target="_blank">Impact Shakers Awards</a> that takes its inspiration from the <a href="https://doughnuteconomics.org/" target="_blank">doughnut economics model</a>, which maps human prosperity according to a social foundation and ecological ceiling.</p> <p>Applications were submitted from 24 countries, and an expert panel of jury selected 48 projects that made it to the final round.</p> <p>Using simple <a href="https://www.impactshakersawards.com/finalists" target="_blank">online voting</a>, people can now decide which innovative startup or scale-up will become category winners.</p> <p>The public can pick winners in twelve categories: Energy, Water, Food, Health, Education, Income &amp; Work, Peace &amp; Justice, Political Voice, Social Equity, Gender Equality, Housing &amp; Networks.</p> </div> </div> <div class="paragraph paragraph--type--bp-columns-two-uneven paragraph--view-mode--default paragraph--id--2065 paragraph--width--full paragraph--style--66-33"> <div class="paragraph__column"> <div class="paragraph--type--bp-columns-two-uneven__2col-column1"> <div> <div class="classy-style--margin-bottom paragraph paragraph--type--bp-image paragraph--view-mode--default paragraph--id--2063 paragraph--width--full"> <div class="paragraph__column"> <div class="field field--name-bp-image-field field--type-image field--label-hidden field--item"> <img alt="" title="" src="/files/bsp-images/paragraph/631.jpg" width="2048" height="1507" loading="lazy" typeof="foaf:Image" class="img-responsive" /> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-image-title field--type-string field--label-hidden field--item">Top 10 countries and cities represented at The Impact Shakers Awards </div> </div> </div> </div> </div><div class="paragraph--type--bp-columns-two-uneven__2col-column2"> <div> <div class="classy-style--margin-bottom paragraph paragraph--type--bp-simple paragraph--view-mode--default paragraph--id--2064 paragraph--width--full" style=""> <div class="paragraph__column"> <p>Finalist projects present various solutions to tackle pressing social, environmental challenges with an entrepreneurial mindset, focusing on data-driven technologies, capturing carbon from the atmosphere, mental health issues, plastic pollution, and more.</p> <p>Winners will be announced on June 21st and receive access to unique networking opportunities, prizes to accelerate business growth and be invited to participate in an intensive bootcamp to secure alternative funding.</p> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="classy-style--margin-bottom paragraph paragraph--type--bp-simple paragraph--view-mode--default paragraph--id--2066 paragraph--width--full" style=""> <div class="paragraph__column"> <p>Partners offering prizes for best projects include <a href="https://queststudio.be/" target="_blank">Quest Impact Design Studio</a>, <a href="https://evpa.eu.com/" target="_blank">EVPA</a>, <a href="https://www.mikme.com/" target="_blank">Mikme</a>, <a href="https://www.seedtribe.com/" target="_blank">SeedTribe</a>, <a href="https://www.theupeffect.com/" target="_blank">UpEffect</a>, <a href="https://business-spirit.news/" target="_blank">Business Spirit Platform</a> and <a href="https://www.adobe.com/" target="_blank">Adobe</a>.</p> <p>Yonca Braeckman, CEO of Impact Shakers and founder of the award, said:</p> <blockquote> <p>“It’s the first time we used the doughnut economics model to work with impact startups, and we can say it’s an excellent and educational first edition.</p> </blockquote> <p>We’ll continue to research how we can implement insight, collect more data, and measure impact.</p> <p>At this point, we found significantly more impact startups in the categories energy, health, income &amp; work and food, while there were far fewer in the categories peace &amp; justice, political voice and water.”</p> </div> </div> <div class="classy-style--margin-bottom paragraph paragraph--type--bp-simple paragraph--view-mode--default paragraph--id--2067 paragraph--width--full" style=""> <div class="paragraph__column"> <p><a href="https://www.impactshakers.com/" target="_blank">Impact Shakers</a>, the organiser behind The Impact Shakers Awards, aims to create a supportive ecosystem in which impact-driven startups can grow into solid and scalable businesses and bridge the gap between impact and profit.</p> <p>“It’s really great to be able to prove with data what we’ve been sensing for a while: founders of impact startups are more diverse.</p> <p>Over 80% of the applicants had at least one ‘under-represented founder’ on their team.</p> <p>Another remarkable trend: many already found interested business angels—even with an impact-driven business model,” says Braeckman about the added value of organising the first edition of the Impact Shakers Awards.</p> </div> </div> <div class="field 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May</div> Thu, 27 May 2021 11:31:45 +0000 Anonymous 150 at https://business-spirit.news Award is open for sustainable and inclusive European startups https://business-spirit.news/news/award-is-open-for-sustainable-and-inclusive-european-startups <div class="field field--name-title field--type-string field--label-hidden field--item"><span>Award is open for sustainable and inclusive European startups</span> </div> <span class="a2a_kit a2a_kit_size_32 addtoany_list" data-a2a-url="https://business-spirit.news/news/award-is-open-for-sustainable-and-inclusive-european-startups" data-a2a-title="Award is open for sustainable and inclusive European startups"><a class="a2a_button_facebook"><img src="/libraries/bsp_social_media_icons_share/service/facebook.svg" border="0" alt="Facebook" height="18" class="social-media-links-normal"><img src="/libraries/bsp_social_media_icons_share/service/facebook_hover.svg" border="0" alt="Facebook" height="18" class="social-media-links-hover"></a><a 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class="field--item"><a href="/topic/awards" hreflang="en">Awards</a></div> <div class="field--item"><a href="/topic/social-impact" hreflang="en">Social Impact</a></div> </div> </div> <img width="32" height="32" alt="Business" title="Business" class="img-responsive" src="/files/bsp-images/icons/55.svg" loading="lazy" typeof="foaf:Image" /> <img width="32" height="32" alt="Event" title="Event" class="img-responsive" src="/files/bsp-images/icons/242.svg" loading="lazy" typeof="foaf:Image" /> <img alt="Award is open for sustainable and inclusive European startups" title="Award is open for sustainable and inclusive European startups" class="img-responsive" src="/files/styles/news_full_main_image/public/bsp-images/news/620.png?itok=-D4lbOI1" width="687" height="687" loading="lazy" typeof="foaf:Image" /> <div class="field field--name-field-lead field--type-string field--label-hidden field--item">Applications for the Impact Shakers Awards are open to European startups and scaleups that positively impact society and the environment.</div> <div class="classy-style--margin-bottom paragraph paragraph--type--bp-simple paragraph--view-mode--default paragraph--id--2034 paragraph--width--full" style=""> <div class="paragraph__column"> </div> </div> <div class="classy-style--margin-bottom paragraph paragraph--type--bp-simple paragraph--view-mode--default paragraph--id--2035 paragraph--width--full" style=""> <div class="paragraph__column"> <p>For the first time, more than 40 impact ecosystem players from all over Europe, including incubators, accelerators, investors and networking organisations, are rallying behind the same cause.</p> <p><a href="https://www.impactshakers.com/" target="_blank">Impact Shaker</a>, organisers of the <a href="https://www.impactshakersawards.com/" target="_blank">Impact Shakers Awards</a>, wanted to create a space where impact-driven startups can grow stronger and scale their business idea to bridge the gap between social, environmental impact and profit.</p> <p>Startups and scaleups from all over Europe can apply until May 7th for the awards inspired by the <a href="https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/how-do-doughnut-economics-entrepreneur-yonca-braeckman/?trackingId=dLORwmNATzKZ5trJzE%2Bmng%3D%3D" target="_blank">doughnut economics model</a> that maps human prosperity according to a social foundation and an ecological ceiling.</p> </div> </div> <div class="paragraph paragraph--type--bp-columns-two-uneven paragraph--view-mode--default paragraph--id--2038 paragraph--width--full paragraph--style--42-58"> <div class="paragraph__column"> <div class="paragraph--type--bp-columns-two-uneven__2col-column1"> <div> <div class="classy-style--margin-bottom paragraph paragraph--type--bp-image paragraph--view-mode--default paragraph--id--2036 paragraph--width--full"> <div class="paragraph__column"> <div class="field field--name-bp-image-field field--type-image field--label-hidden field--item"> <img alt="" title="" src="/files/bsp-images/paragraph/622.jpg" width="1028" height="600" loading="lazy" typeof="foaf:Image" class="img-responsive" /> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-image-title field--type-string field--label-hidden field--item">Yonca Braeckman, CEO of Impact Shakers and co-founder of the Impact Shakers Awards</div> </div> </div> </div> </div><div class="paragraph--type--bp-columns-two-uneven__2col-column2"> <div> <div class="classy-style--margin-bottom paragraph paragraph--type--bp-simple paragraph--view-mode--default paragraph--id--2037 paragraph--width--full" style=""> <div class="paragraph__column"> <p>An international expert jury will pick winners in twelve categories: Energy, Water, Food, Health, Education, Income &amp; Work, Peace &amp; Justice, Political Voice, Social Equity, Gender Equality, Housing &amp; Networks.</p> <p>Yonca Braeckman, CEO of Impact Shakers lead organiser and co-founder of the awards, said:</p> <blockquote> <p>“Impact should be a logical part of every business model.</p> </blockquote> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="classy-style--margin-bottom paragraph paragraph--type--bp-simple paragraph--view-mode--default paragraph--id--2039 paragraph--width--full" style=""> <div class="paragraph__column"> <p>With Impact Shakers, we want to bring about a systemic shift that fosters more diverse entrepreneurship and success.</p> <p>In 2019, 200 of the CEOs of the top Fortune 500 issued a statement declaring that delivering shareholder value was no longer the chief focus and that value needed to extend to the employees, suppliers and environment.”</p> </div> </div> <div class="classy-style--margin-bottom paragraph paragraph--type--bp-simple paragraph--view-mode--default paragraph--id--2040 paragraph--width--full" style=""> <div class="paragraph__column"> <p>The public can also cast their vote over a month-long period, and winners will be announced on June 21st during an online Awards Show.</p> <p>“One advantage of the awards show is the spotlight it shines on businesses that work in harmony with society and the environment.</p> <blockquote> <p>By recognising inclusive and sustainable businesses, people can better visualise meaningful alternatives to profit-only enterprises that overuse resources and undervalue segments of the population.</p> </blockquote> <p>It’s not that profit isn’t important, but it is no longer the only important factor,” says Braeckman.</p> <p>On top of the Awards, there will be additional supports to help selected startups embrace their idea.</p> <p>The winners in each category will get to participate in a unique Masterclass to help them 'Raise Alternative Funding', and as part of the program they will get to interact with the top founders in their region and learn from experts as well as peers.</p> </div> </div> <div class="paragraph paragraph--type--bp-columns-two-uneven paragraph--view-mode--default paragraph--id--2043 paragraph--width--full paragraph--style--58-42"> <div class="paragraph__column"> <div class="paragraph--type--bp-columns-two-uneven__2col-column1"> <div> <div class="classy-style--margin-bottom paragraph paragraph--type--bp-image paragraph--view-mode--default paragraph--id--2041 paragraph--width--full"> <div class="paragraph__column"> <div class="field field--name-bp-image-field field--type-image field--label-hidden field--item"> <img alt="" title="" src="/files/bsp-images/paragraph/623.png" width="1052" height="651" loading="lazy" typeof="foaf:Image" class="img-responsive" /> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-image-title field--type-string field--label-hidden field--item">The Impact Shakers Awards are open to European startups and scaleups that positively impact society and the environment; Image: Impact Shakers</div> </div> </div> </div> </div><div class="paragraph--type--bp-columns-two-uneven__2col-column2"> <div> <div class="classy-style--margin-bottom paragraph paragraph--type--bp-simple paragraph--view-mode--default paragraph--id--2042 paragraph--width--full" style=""> <div class="paragraph__column"> <p>At the same time, other prizes include impact service design offered by <a href="https://queststudio.be/" target="_blank">Quest</a>, tickets to the <a href="https://conference.evpa.eu.com/" target="_blank">EVPA </a>(European Venture Philanthropy Association) Annual Conference, <a href="https://www.theupeffect.com/" target="_blank">UpEffect</a> scholarship for crowdfunding, free upgrade on the <a href="https://www.seedtribe.com/" target="_blank">SeedTribe</a> platform to o be exposed to a global network of over 250,000 investors from around the world, and more.</p> <p>Braeckman adds: “We’re launching a warm call for accelerators, investors and all those who care about sustainability, social impact and inclusivity, to encourage startups to apply and be a part of an impactful positive future.”</p> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="classy-style--margin-bottom paragraph paragraph--type--bp-simple paragraph--view-mode--default paragraph--id--2044 paragraph--width--full" style=""> <div class="paragraph__column"> <p>The Impact Shakers, who is the driving force behind the awards, tackles complex societal challenges through inclusive entrepreneurship and aims to expand opportunities and capacity further to grow.</p> <p>Together with partners, they created the <a href="https://www.impactshakers.com/" target="_blank">Impact Shakers Lab</a> to create experimental entrepreneurship programmes.</p> <p>Here they work with underserved communities and explore new educational methods to help more diverse audiences start using entrepreneurship as a problem-solving method.</p> <p>They will be launching their own micro-investment fund and accelerator later in 2021.</p> <p>“We believe in people — especially when they have succeeded against all odds.</p> <p>If you can get through tough times, break through barriers, then you can also build a company.</p> <p>Resilience and problem-solving capabilities are ideal breeding grounds for entrepreneurship.</p> <p>We work to bring out the potential from all walks of life and to incorporate inclusion in every detail,” explains Braeckman.</p> <p class="text-align-right"><span style="font-size:10px">Headline image: <a href="https://www.impactshakersawards.com/" target="_blank">Impact Shakers Awards</a></span></p> </div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-background-style field--type-list-string field--label-above"> <div class="field--label">Background style</div> <div class="field--item">Light</div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-sponsored field--type-boolean field--label-above"> <div class="field--label">Sponsored?</div> <div class="field--item">No</div> </div> <div class="field field--name-created field--type-created field--label-hidden field--item">2021. 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<div class="field--item"><a href="/topic/social-art" hreflang="en">Social Art</a></div> <div class="field--item"><a href="/topic/social-impact" hreflang="en">Social Impact</a></div> <div class="field--item"><a href="/topic/sustainability" hreflang="en">Sustainability</a></div> </div> </div> <img width="32" height="32" alt="Collaboration" title="Collaboration" class="img-responsive" src="/files/bsp-images/icons/53.svg" loading="lazy" typeof="foaf:Image" /> <img width="32" height="32" alt="Sustainability" title="Sustainability" class="img-responsive" src="/files/bsp-images/icons/52.svg" loading="lazy" typeof="foaf:Image" /> <img alt="Social Art Award to catalyse change towards a greener future" title="Social Art Award to catalyse change towards a greener future" class="img-responsive" src="/files/styles/news_full_main_image/public/bsp-images/news/595.jpeg?itok=Ep2DtXrL" width="687" height="687" loading="lazy" typeof="foaf:Image" /> <div class="field field--name-field-lead field--type-string field--label-hidden field--item">Artists are invited to submit artworks in the theme of &#039;New Greening&#039; for Social Art Award 2021.</div> <div class="classy-style--margin-bottom paragraph paragraph--type--bp-simple paragraph--view-mode--default paragraph--id--1944 paragraph--width--full" style=""> <div class="paragraph__column"> </div> </div> <div class="classy-style--margin-bottom paragraph paragraph--type--bp-simple paragraph--view-mode--default paragraph--id--1940 paragraph--width--full" style=""> <div class="paragraph__column"> <p>The <a href="https://social-art-award.org/" target="_blank">Social Art Award</a> 2021 was launched by The<a href="https://www.art-innovation.org" target="_blank"> Institute for Art and Innovation</a> for the third time to recognise visionary works from artists who are co-creating positive futures, communicating compelling ideas, concepts, narratives, practices and visions of coexistence.</p> <p>This award aims to invigorate the rise of social art and encourage more people to create impact and inspire change.</p> </div> </div> <div class="paragraph paragraph--type--bp-columns-two-uneven paragraph--view-mode--default paragraph--id--1943 paragraph--width--full paragraph--style--58-42"> <div class="paragraph__column"> <div class="paragraph--type--bp-columns-two-uneven__2col-column1"> <div> <div class="classy-style--margin-bottom paragraph paragraph--type--bp-simple paragraph--view-mode--default paragraph--id--1942 paragraph--width--full" style=""> <div class="paragraph__column"> <p><a href="https://social-art-award.org/application-award-2021" target="_blank">Applications are welcome</a> until 30th April, focusing on this year’s theme “New Greening” providing bright prospects towards climate change, resource-saving, environmental protection, ecosystem recovery, water conservation, biodiversity, resilient cities, and more.</p> <p>All artists and cultural actors are invited to apply with work they consider relevant to the field of social art.</p> <p>The overall winner receives 1000 Euro prize money, and three winners will be selected for the final exhibition to present their artwork in Berlin, Germany, in summer 2021.</p> <p>Furthermore, the top 50 submissions will receive additional exposure through an exhibition raising awareness about building green societies and get featured in the official Social Art Award book for 2021.</p> </div> </div> </div> </div><div class="paragraph--type--bp-columns-two-uneven__2col-column2"> <div> <div class="classy-style--margin-bottom paragraph paragraph--type--bp-image paragraph--view-mode--default paragraph--id--1941 paragraph--width--full"> <div class="paragraph__column"> <div class="field field--name-bp-image-field field--type-image field--label-hidden field--item"> <img alt="" title="" src="/files/bsp-images/paragraph/596.png" width="5000" height="5000" loading="lazy" typeof="foaf:Image" class="img-responsive" /> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-image-title field--type-string field--label-hidden field--item">Social Art Award 2021</div> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="classy-style--margin-bottom paragraph paragraph--type--bp-simple paragraph--view-mode--default paragraph--id--1945 paragraph--width--full" style=""> <div class="paragraph__column"> <p>Nicole Loeser, co-founder and director of IFAI, serial entrepreneur with over fifteen years of experience in cross-sectoral collaboration with institutions and corporations worldwide, shared her thoughts about the Social Art Award:</p> <hr /> <p>Art engages in questioning and rethinking existing systems and paradigms.</p> <p>Often, artists can feel the need for change even before people find the words for what might be wrong with a situation.</p> <p>They can draw our attention towards a created reality that no longer suits us.</p> </div> </div> <div class="classy-style--margin-bottom paragraph paragraph--type--bp-callout paragraph--view-mode--default paragraph--width--full callout-style--b" id="callout-1949"> <div class="paragraph__column"> <div class="callout-body"> <div class="paragraph paragraph--type--bp-columns-two-uneven paragraph--view-mode--default paragraph--id--1948 paragraph--width--full paragraph--style--75-25"> <div class="paragraph__column"> <div class="paragraph--type--bp-columns-two-uneven__2col-column1"> <div> <div class="classy-style--margin-bottom paragraph paragraph--type--bp-simple paragraph--view-mode--default paragraph--id--1946 paragraph--width--full" style=""> <div class="paragraph__column"> <p>In my opinion, artists are visionaries, utopists, even agents for change, with the ability to affect society by creating emotionally captivating experiences.</p> <p>Social Art is the first attempt to feel the wounds and question the circumstances of our being.</p> <p>To me, it is evident that if we want to create a liveable future for all creatures on this planet, we need imagination, positive images and narratives that people can mirror themselves in.</p> <p>It is the aesthetic revolution that preludes the societal revolution.</p> </div> </div> </div> </div><div class="paragraph--type--bp-columns-two-uneven__2col-column2"> <div> <div class="classy-style--margin-bottom paragraph paragraph--type--bp-image paragraph--view-mode--default paragraph--id--1947 paragraph--width--full"> <div class="paragraph__column"> <div class="field field--name-bp-image-field field--type-image field--label-hidden field--item"> <img alt="" title="" src="/files/bsp-images/paragraph/597.png" width="608" height="640" loading="lazy" typeof="foaf:Image" class="img-responsive" /> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-image-title field--type-string field--label-hidden field--item">Nicole Loeser, co-founder and director of The Institute for Art and Innovation </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="classy-style--margin-bottom paragraph paragraph--type--bp-simple paragraph--view-mode--default paragraph--id--1950 paragraph--width--full" style=""> <div class="paragraph__column"> <p>That is why I believe we really need more socially engaged artists to help us find new ways towards regenerative futures and envision and imagine new worlds that people would like to live in.</p> <p>It is essential for us to promote the importance of social art for society and strengthen social artists' recognition and the value of their work, especially as the art market is usually not open for such positions.</p> <p>In 2017, the first year of the award, it started as an experiment, whether artists would react to the terms of Social Art.</p> <p>We were excited to receive artworks from 128 countries, presenting how they practice and define socially engaged art.</p> <blockquote> <p>We decided to go with the New Greening topic for this year’s award, to call on creative people to start imagining and realising a future of regeneration and restoration of nature - basically a better life for all living being on the planet.</p> </blockquote> <p>We would like to hear what artists have to say about that.</p> <p>Can they convince us with their applications to open, interrogate and invigorate the prevailing fabric of understanding that science, technology and governmental policies, such as the Green New Deals, emerge from?</p> <p>With the award, we want to generate conversation and exchange visions on possible and hopeful futures.</p> <p>We wish to figure out what could be changed together.</p> </div> </div> <div class="paragraph paragraph--type--bp-columns-two-uneven paragraph--view-mode--default paragraph--id--1953 paragraph--width--full paragraph--style--58-42"> <div class="paragraph__column"> <div class="paragraph--type--bp-columns-two-uneven__2col-column1"> <div> <div class="classy-style--margin-bottom paragraph paragraph--type--bp-image paragraph--view-mode--default paragraph--id--1951 paragraph--width--full"> <div class="paragraph__column"> <div class="field field--name-bp-image-field field--type-image field--label-hidden field--item"> <img alt="" title="" src="/files/bsp-images/paragraph/598.jpg" width="846" height="544" loading="lazy" typeof="foaf:Image" class="img-responsive" /> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-image-title field--type-string field--label-hidden field--item">Pink Silence (Social Sculpture in India) by Bogna Grazyna Jaroslwski, winner of Social Art Award 2019</div> </div> </div> </div> </div><div class="paragraph--type--bp-columns-two-uneven__2col-column2"> <div> <div class="classy-style--margin-bottom paragraph paragraph--type--bp-simple paragraph--view-mode--default paragraph--id--1952 paragraph--width--full" style=""> <div class="paragraph__column"> <p>In 2019 the topic was: “We are the people - Peaceful Revolutions”, which mainly attracted artists from conflict zones who empower people to stand up for their rights, freedom, and future.</p> <p>The exchange on Social Art practices under painful circumstances brought up a lot of negativity, but the spirit of shared human kindness was extraordinary.</p> <p>Participating artists deeply related to other like-minded people from around the world.</p> <p>They inspired each other with their bold approaches and humanistic actions for their communities.</p> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="classy-style--margin-bottom paragraph paragraph--type--bp-simple paragraph--view-mode--default paragraph--id--1954 paragraph--width--full" style=""> <div class="paragraph__column"> <p>It was a very encouraging moment of sharing deep feelings.</p> <p>We strive to generate meaningful conversations and exchange visions on possible and hopeful futures, so this year we will have side events, including workshops and panels.</p> <p>We also joined forces with various experts and organisations working in the field of socio-ecological transformation.</p> <p>I’m always impressed by how fast people and organisations can visualise and design relevant scenarios for a liveable world and how deeply they resonate with their own vision.</p> <blockquote> <p>This gives me hope that we can accelerate change and be faster in creating new structures.</p> </blockquote> <p>In the future, we would like to broaden the program beyond the Social Art Award and found interdisciplinary Artists-in-Residency-programs as well as other formats, like experimenting with Real Laboratories.</p> </div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-background-style field--type-list-string field--label-above"> <div class="field--label">Background style</div> <div class="field--item">Light</div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-sponsored field--type-boolean field--label-above"> <div class="field--label">Sponsored?</div> <div class="field--item">No</div> </div> <div class="field field--name-created field--type-created field--label-hidden field--item">2021. March</div> Fri, 26 Mar 2021 12:30:47 +0000 Anonymous 140 at https://business-spirit.news Young trailblazer innovators awarded for bold sustainability ideas by UNEP https://business-spirit.news/news/young-trailblazer-innovators-awarded-for-bold-sustainability-ideas-by-unep <div class="field field--name-title field--type-string field--label-hidden field--item"><span>Young trailblazer innovators awarded for bold sustainability ideas by UNEP</span> </div> <span class="a2a_kit a2a_kit_size_32 addtoany_list" data-a2a-url="https://business-spirit.news/news/young-trailblazer-innovators-awarded-for-bold-sustainability-ideas-by-unep" data-a2a-title="Young trailblazer innovators awarded for bold sustainability ideas by UNEP"><a class="a2a_button_facebook"><img src="/libraries/bsp_social_media_icons_share/service/facebook.svg" border="0" alt="Facebook" height="18" class="social-media-links-normal"><img src="/libraries/bsp_social_media_icons_share/service/facebook_hover.svg" border="0" 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bold sustainability ideas by UNEP" class="img-responsive" src="/files/styles/news_full_main_image/public/bsp-images/news/551.jpg?itok=-1MeWvm4" width="687" height="687" loading="lazy" typeof="foaf:Image" /> <div class="field field--name-field-lead field--type-string field--label-hidden field--item">The Young Champions of the Earth prize is awarded to innovators with bold ideas for sustainable environmental change</div> <div class="classy-style--margin-bottom paragraph paragraph--type--bp-simple paragraph--view-mode--default paragraph--id--1710 paragraph--width--full" style=""> <div class="paragraph__column"> </div> </div> <div class="classy-style--margin-bottom paragraph paragraph--type--bp-simple paragraph--view-mode--default paragraph--id--1711 paragraph--width--full" style=""> <div class="paragraph__column"> <p>The <a href="https://www.unenvironment.org/youngchampions/?_ga=2.200228462.1530060581.1608115151-1835655603.1606387614" target="_blank">Young Champions of the Earth prize</a> is awarded every year to seven entrepreneurs under the age of 30 with bold ideas for sustainable environmental change.</p> <p>Winners, hailing from different regions around the world, receive seed funding, mentoring and communications support to amplify their efforts.</p> <p>The prize is the <a href="https://www.unep.org/" target="_blank">United Nations Environment Programme</a>'s (UNEP) leading initiative to engage youth in tackling the world's most pressing environmental challenges. Since its inception in 2017, 28 environmental trailblazers have been recognised from every corner of the globe.</p> </div> </div> <div class="classy-style--margin-bottom paragraph paragraph--type--bp-simple paragraph--view-mode--default paragraph--id--1712 paragraph--width--full" style=""> <div class="paragraph__column"> <blockquote> <p>“Globally, young people are leading the way in calling for meaningful and immediate solutions to the triple planetary crises of climate change, biodiversity loss and pollution – we must listen,”</p> </blockquote> <p>said UNEP Executive Director Inger Andersen.</p> <p>“As we enter this decisive decade where we work to cut emissions and protect and restore ecosystems, UNEP Young Champions demonstrate that all of us can contribute, starting where we are with what we have. Every single act for nature counts, and we need the entire spectrum of humanity to share this global responsibility and this profound opportunity.”</p> </div> </div> <div class="classy-style--margin-bottom paragraph paragraph--type--bp-callout paragraph--view-mode--default paragraph--width--full callout-style--b" id="callout-1714"> <div class="paragraph__column"> <div class="callout-body"> <div class="classy-style--margin-bottom paragraph paragraph--type--bp-simple paragraph--view-mode--default paragraph--id--1713 paragraph--width--full" style=""> <div class="paragraph__column"> <p>With solutions to harvest water from the air, recycle plastic into paving slabs, and motivate fishing boats to haul tonnes of plastic out of the ocean, these change-makers show how innovative ideas coupled with ambitious action can help solve some of the world’s most pressing environmental challenges.</p> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="classy-style--margin-bottom paragraph paragraph--type--bp-simple paragraph--view-mode--default paragraph--id--1715 paragraph--width--full" style=""> <div class="paragraph__column"> <p>The seven prize winners, all 30 years old or younger, were selected by a global jury of experts following a competitive public nomination.</p> </div> </div> <div class="paragraph paragraph--type--bp-columns-two-uneven paragraph--view-mode--default paragraph--id--1718 paragraph--width--full paragraph--style--42-58"> <div class="paragraph__column"> <div class="paragraph--type--bp-columns-two-uneven__2col-column1"> <div> <div class="classy-style--margin-bottom paragraph paragraph--type--video paragraph--view-mode--default paragraph--id--1716"> <div class="paragraph__column"> <div class="video-embed-field-provider-youtube video-embed-field-responsive-video form-group"><iframe width="854" height="480" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen="allowfullscreen" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/QbZKP4UAtL8?autoplay=0&amp;start=0&amp;rel=0"></iframe> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div><div class="paragraph--type--bp-columns-two-uneven__2col-column2"> <div> <div class="classy-style--margin-bottom paragraph paragraph--type--bp-simple paragraph--view-mode--default paragraph--id--1717 paragraph--width--full" style=""> <div class="paragraph__column"> <p>“It is absurd that we still have this problem of providing decent shelter – a basic human need. Plastic is a material that is misused and misunderstood.</p> <p>The potential is enormous, but its after life can be disastrous,” says Nzambi Matee one of the winners.</p> <p>In 2017, Matee quit her job as a data analyst and set up a small lab in her mother’s back yard.</p> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="classy-style--margin-bottom paragraph paragraph--type--bp-simple paragraph--view-mode--default paragraph--id--1723 paragraph--width--full" style=""> <div class="paragraph__column"> <p>There, she began creating and testing pavers, which are a combination of plastic and sand.</p> </div> </div> <div class="paragraph paragraph--type--bp-columns-two-uneven paragraph--view-mode--default paragraph--id--1722 paragraph--width--full paragraph--style--58-42"> <div class="paragraph__column"> <div class="paragraph--type--bp-columns-two-uneven__2col-column1"> <div> <div class="classy-style--margin-bottom paragraph paragraph--type--bp-simple paragraph--view-mode--default paragraph--id--1720 paragraph--width--full" style=""> <div class="paragraph__column"> <p>She developed the prototype for a machine that turns discarded plastic into paving stones – an invention that underpins her company, <a href="https://gjenge.co.ke/" target="_blank">Gjenge Makers</a>.</p> <p>Each day, the business churns out 1,500 plastic pavers, which are prized by schools and homeowners because they are both durable and affordable.</p> <p>With her enterprise she is also giving a second life to plastic bottles and other containers which would otherwise end up in landfills or, worse, on Nairobi’s streets.</p> </div> </div> </div> </div><div class="paragraph--type--bp-columns-two-uneven__2col-column2"> <div> <div class="classy-style--margin-bottom paragraph paragraph--type--bp-image paragraph--view-mode--default paragraph--id--1721 paragraph--width--full"> <div class="paragraph__column"> <div class="field field--name-bp-image-field field--type-image field--label-hidden field--item"> <img alt="" title="" src="/files/bsp-images/paragraph/552.jpg" width="840" height="559" loading="lazy" typeof="foaf:Image" class="img-responsive" /> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-image-title field--type-string field--label-hidden field--item">Nzambi Matee, Young Champion of the Earth 2020 winner; Image: UNEP</div> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="classy-style--margin-bottom paragraph paragraph--type--bp-simple paragraph--view-mode--default paragraph--id--1719 paragraph--width--full" style=""> <div class="paragraph__column"> <p>Matee encourages other young people to tackle environmental challenges at the local level.</p> <p>“The negative impact we are having on the environment is huge,” said Matee. “It’s up to us to make this reality better. Start with whatever local solution you can find and be consistent with it. The results will be amazing.”</p> </div> </div> <div class="paragraph paragraph--type--bp-columns-two-uneven paragraph--view-mode--default paragraph--id--1727 paragraph--width--full paragraph--style--58-42"> <div class="paragraph__column"> <div class="paragraph--type--bp-columns-two-uneven__2col-column1"> <div> <div class="classy-style--margin-bottom paragraph paragraph--type--bp-simple paragraph--view-mode--default paragraph--id--1725 paragraph--width--full" style=""> <div class="paragraph__column"> <p>On of the winners from the Asia and Pacific region, 29 years old Xiaoyuan Ren from China, has a similar mindset with her MyH2O data platform that tests and records the quality of groundwater across a thousand villages in rural China into an app so residents know where to find clean water.</p> <p>The platform also educates communities about sources of contamination and connects villages with potable water companies.</p> </div> </div> </div> </div><div class="paragraph--type--bp-columns-two-uneven__2col-column2"> <div> <div class="classy-style--margin-bottom paragraph paragraph--type--video paragraph--view-mode--default paragraph--id--1726"> <div class="paragraph__column"> <div class="video-embed-field-provider-youtube video-embed-field-responsive-video form-group"><iframe width="854" height="480" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen="allowfullscreen" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/xqX0osZAR_g?autoplay=0&amp;start=0&amp;rel=0"></iframe> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="classy-style--margin-bottom paragraph paragraph--type--bp-simple paragraph--view-mode--default paragraph--id--1728 paragraph--width--full" style=""> <div class="paragraph__column"> <p>Since its launch in 2015, MyH2O has helped provide clean water to tens of thousands of villagers, an accomplishment that saw Ren recently named a Young Champion of the Earth.</p> </div> </div> <div class="classy-style--margin-bottom paragraph paragraph--type--bp-simple paragraph--view-mode--default paragraph--id--1729 paragraph--width--full" style=""> <div class="paragraph__column"> <p>Indian engineer, Vidyut Mohan, who grew up in Delhi, is the co-founder of Takachar. The company buys rice husks, straw and coconut shells from farmers and turns them into charcoal, saving the debris from the fires, which are also a driver of climate change.</p> <p>Mohan and co-founder Kevin Kung launched their venture in 2018, where they have worked with about 4,500 farmers and processed 3,000 tonnes of crops. Those efforts were recently recognized by becoming one of the winners of this year's award.</p> <blockquote> <p>“I’ve always been passionate about energy access and creating income opportunities for poor communities,” said Mohan. “(That) is at the heart of finding answers to the difficult question of balancing economic growth and climate change mitigation in developing countries.”</p> </blockquote> </div> </div> <div class="paragraph paragraph--type--bp-columns-two-uneven paragraph--view-mode--default paragraph--id--1730 paragraph--width--full paragraph--style--33-66"> <div class="paragraph__column"> <div class="paragraph--type--bp-columns-two-uneven__2col-column1"> <div> <div class="classy-style--margin-bottom paragraph paragraph--type--bp-image paragraph--view-mode--default paragraph--id--1731 paragraph--width--full"> <div class="paragraph__column"> <div class="field field--name-bp-image-field field--type-image field--label-hidden field--item"> <img alt="" title="" src="/files/bsp-images/paragraph/553.jpg" width="840" height="560" loading="lazy" typeof="foaf:Image" class="img-responsive" /> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-image-title field--type-string field--label-hidden field--item">Max Hidalgo, biologist and inventor - named Young Champion of the Earth 2020; Image: UNEP</div> </div> </div> </div> </div><div class="paragraph--type--bp-columns-two-uneven__2col-column2"> <div> <div class="classy-style--margin-bottom paragraph paragraph--type--bp-simple paragraph--view-mode--default paragraph--id--1732 paragraph--width--full" style=""> <div class="paragraph__column"> <p>Max Hidalgo, a relentless tinkerer, biologist and inventor, was also honoured as one of the United Nations Environment Programme’s Young Champions of the Earth for 2020.</p> <p>He uses nature as inspiration for technological innovations that change lives in the world’s poorest communities.</p> <p>“I developed an electrical energy generator in the shape of a local flower, and a flowerpot that can charge cell phone batteries,” he said. “Now I am working on developing biodegradable packaging that’s hexagonal, like a beehive, so that it is sturdy but compact.</p> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="classy-style--margin-bottom paragraph paragraph--type--bp-simple paragraph--view-mode--default paragraph--id--1733 paragraph--width--full" style=""> <div class="paragraph__column"> <blockquote> <p>Nature in itself is incredible. There is so much we can learn by observing it.”</p> </blockquote> </div> </div> <div class="paragraph paragraph--type--bp-columns-two-uneven paragraph--view-mode--default paragraph--id--1736 paragraph--width--full paragraph--style--58-42"> <div class="paragraph__column"> <div class="paragraph--type--bp-columns-two-uneven__2col-column1"> <div> <div class="classy-style--margin-bottom paragraph paragraph--type--bp-simple paragraph--view-mode--default paragraph--id--1734 paragraph--width--full" style=""> <div class="paragraph__column"> <p>His most heralded invention thus far turns the wind into water.</p> <p>Called Yawa after the Quechua words for water, yaku, and wind, waira, the technology uses a wind turbine to condense vapour from the air and generate water.</p> <p>The technology is much needed in Hidalgo’s native Peru, one of the countries in Latin America most at risk of a water crisis due to changing climate.</p> </div> </div> </div> </div><div class="paragraph--type--bp-columns-two-uneven__2col-column2"> <div> <div class="classy-style--margin-bottom paragraph paragraph--type--video paragraph--view-mode--default paragraph--id--1735"> <div class="paragraph__column"> <div class="video-embed-field-provider-youtube video-embed-field-responsive-video form-group"><iframe width="854" height="480" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen="allowfullscreen" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/bvjsE7hoSr4?autoplay=0&amp;start=0&amp;rel=0"></iframe> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="classy-style--margin-bottom paragraph paragraph--type--bp-simple paragraph--view-mode--default paragraph--id--1737 paragraph--width--full" style=""> <div class="paragraph__column"> <p>“There are communities that have been waiting for water for 20 years and rely on trucks that come in with expensive water of questionable quality,” he said.</p> <p>The Yawa technology, developed by Hidalgo, is an example of best practice in the circular economy.</p> <p>Materials used to build the turbine are recyclable and there is minimal plastic in the device.</p> <p>The simple-to-use technology is even being modified to adapt to local air quality, a response to the challenges wrought by air pollution.</p> <p>But most importantly, the technology is something that can be used, owned and repaired by the communities it serves, even if they are no experts.</p> </div> </div> <div class="classy-style--margin-bottom paragraph paragraph--type--bp-simple paragraph--view-mode--default paragraph--id--1738 paragraph--width--full" style=""> <div class="paragraph__column"> <p>Other outstanding projects that received the honour of becoming Young Champions of the Earth in 2020 are:</p> <ul> <li>North America: Niria Alicia Garcia (USA, 28), coordinates - alongside a community of indigenous activists - the annual Run 4 Salmon event using virtual reality to bring to life the historical journey of the Sacramento chinook salmon along California’s largest watershed, raising awareness of this invaluable ecosystem, the species and people it supports.</li> </ul> <p> </p> <ul> <li>West Asia: Fatemah Alzelzela (Kuwait, 24) started Eco Star, a non-profit recycling initiative that exchanges trees and plants for waste from homes, schools and businesses in Kuwait. Since launching in early 2019, Eco Star has recycled over 130 tonnes of metal, paper and plastic.</li> </ul> <p> </p> <ul> <li>Europe: Lefteris Arapakis (Greece, 26 years) founded the start-up Enaleia, through which the team trains, empowers and incentivises the local fishing community to collect plastic from the sea, allowing both fish stocks and the ecosystem to recover. Enaleia is also prototyping recycling the plastic into fashion merchandise like socks and swimsuits.</li> </ul> </div> </div> <div class="classy-style--margin-bottom paragraph paragraph--type--bp-callout paragraph--view-mode--default paragraph--width--full callout-style--b" id="callout-1740"> <div class="paragraph__column"> <div class="callout-body"> <div class="classy-style--margin-bottom paragraph paragraph--type--bp-simple paragraph--view-mode--default paragraph--id--1739 paragraph--width--full" style=""> <div class="paragraph__column"> <p>By amplifying news of the significant work being done on the environmental frontlines, the Young Champions of the Earth prize - part of <a href="https://www.worldenvironmentday.global/?__cf_chl_jschl_tk__=2f46dd35b8459adab6ebe2d0f0fd8bf5ef8bd2cf-1608212459-0-AVGWOdz9ihE7Snz_00mEOr8jFj-bXCw3WgM-6oeWvH1rA_gPFkeEuBnz0b6nrWZuELtmrUuRqxUDnkr1xIsH2uTw1r9u8ClzQLl5FB54L1Y-BB7y3I2WCcrBq5lsKSEg8BbZQ-KU-tdUDdTw3T73E6iJWTh3ADGcSsndk_Q9yTxT9a0wCSQuyCr6K7LKRQaWNiVsg7BBwbd7nr_69_DouCwtxY7_tfHI0SfG6ZXSHhQpG6eAu12gOFImwLGTvuyq5iMD9ZLmsL-FA5H5pfm1d0w-I46rHhsLOvrsye-bwHiDqhnHFU-vYs6qfOVk3lv5_Q" target="_blank">UNEP’s #ForNature campaign</a> - aims to inspire and motivate more young people to act for nature.</p> <p class="text-align-right"><span style="font-size:11px">More stories of winners: <a href="https://www.unenvironment.org/youngchampions/" target="_blank">Young Champions of the Earth</a></span></p> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> <div>Footer</div> Award - UNEP <div class="field field--name-field-background-style field--type-list-string field--label-above"> <div class="field--label">Background style</div> <div class="field--item">Light</div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-sponsored field--type-boolean field--label-above"> <div class="field--label">Sponsored?</div> <div class="field--item">No</div> </div> <div class="field field--name-created field--type-created field--label-hidden field--item">2020. December</div> Thu, 17 Dec 2020 12:05:42 +0000 Anonymous 123 at https://business-spirit.news Social Innovators in Dublin received €50,000 funding to realise greater impact https://business-spirit.news/news/social-innovators-in-dublin-received-eu50-000-funding-to-realise-greater-impact <div class="field field--name-title field--type-string field--label-hidden field--item"><span>Social Innovators in Dublin received €50,000 funding to realise greater impact</span> </div> <span class="a2a_kit a2a_kit_size_32 addtoany_list" data-a2a-url="https://business-spirit.news/news/social-innovators-in-dublin-received-eu50-000-funding-to-realise-greater-impact" data-a2a-title="Social Innovators in Dublin received €50,000 funding to realise greater impact"><a class="a2a_button_facebook"><img src="/libraries/bsp_social_media_icons_share/service/facebook.svg" border="0" alt="Facebook" height="18" class="social-media-links-normal"><img 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hreflang="en">Award</a></div> <div class="field--item"><a href="/tag/dublin" hreflang="en">Dublin</a></div> </div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-topic field--type-entity-reference field--label-inline"> <div class="field--label">Topic</div> <div class="field--items"> <div class="field--item"><a href="/topic/awards" hreflang="en">Awards</a></div> <div class="field--item"><a href="/topic/social-enterprise" hreflang="en">Social Enterprise</a></div> </div> </div> <img width="32" height="32" alt="Business" title="Business" class="img-responsive" src="/files/bsp-images/icons/55.svg" loading="lazy" typeof="foaf:Image" /> <img width="32" height="32" alt="Sustainability" title="Sustainability" class="img-responsive" src="/files/bsp-images/icons/52.svg" loading="lazy" typeof="foaf:Image" /> <img alt="Social Innovators in Dublin received €50,000 funding to realise greater impact" title="Social Innovators in Dublin received €50,000 funding to realise greater impact" class="img-responsive" src="/files/styles/news_full_main_image/public/bsp-images/news/526.jpg?itok=lMXZEMHX" width="687" height="687" loading="lazy" typeof="foaf:Image" /> <div class="field field--name-field-lead field--type-string field--label-hidden field--item">Five social innovation projects received significant funding in Dublin to bring more benefits to communities and economy</div> <div class="classy-style--margin-bottom paragraph paragraph--type--bp-simple paragraph--view-mode--default paragraph--id--1610 paragraph--width--full" style=""> <div class="paragraph__column"> </div> </div> <div class="classy-style--margin-bottom paragraph paragraph--type--bp-simple paragraph--view-mode--default paragraph--id--1611 paragraph--width--full" style=""> <div class="paragraph__column"> <p>The annual Dublin City Social Enterprise Awards 2020 took place in early November, as a fully online ceremony in line with the Irish government Covid-restrictions.</p> <p>At the ceremony, five awardees received funding from a total pool of €50,000 along with supports which will assist their social enterprises in achieving a greater impact among the individuals and communities that they serve.</p> </div> </div> <div class="paragraph paragraph--type--bp-columns-two-uneven paragraph--view-mode--default paragraph--id--1614 paragraph--width--full paragraph--style--25-75"> <div class="paragraph__column"> <div class="paragraph--type--bp-columns-two-uneven__2col-column1"> <div> <div class="classy-style--margin-bottom paragraph paragraph--type--bp-image paragraph--view-mode--default paragraph--id--1612 paragraph--width--full"> <div class="paragraph__column"> <div class="field field--name-bp-image-field field--type-image field--label-hidden field--item"> <img alt="" title="" src="/files/bsp-images/paragraph/527.png" width="945" height="945" loading="lazy" typeof="foaf:Image" class="img-responsive" /> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-image-title field--type-string field--label-hidden field--item">Dublin City Social Enterprise Awards 2020 </div> </div> </div> </div> </div><div class="paragraph--type--bp-columns-two-uneven__2col-column2"> <div> <div class="classy-style--margin-bottom paragraph paragraph--type--bp-simple paragraph--view-mode--default paragraph--id--1613 paragraph--width--full" style=""> <div class="paragraph__column"> <p>The Lord Mayor of Dublin, Hazel Chu delivered the keynote address in which she praised the awardees:</p> <p>“This year’s Dublin City Social Enterprise awardees are actively and innovatively working to address inadequacies, contradictions and underlying issues within our city.</p> <blockquote> <p>They are delivering change, progress and hope to individuals and communities while also bringing about economic, community and policy benefits.”</p> </blockquote> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="classy-style--margin-bottom paragraph paragraph--type--bp-simple paragraph--view-mode--default paragraph--id--1615 paragraph--width--full" style=""> <div class="paragraph__column"> <p>The social challenges that the awardees are seeking to address include: diversity, social inclusion, disability, unemployment, mental health, family support, old-age care, education and sustainability.</p> </div> </div> <div class="classy-style--margin-bottom paragraph paragraph--type--bp-callout paragraph--view-mode--default paragraph--width--full callout-style--b" id="callout-1617"> <div class="paragraph__column"> <div class="callout-body"> <div class="classy-style--margin-bottom paragraph paragraph--type--bp-simple paragraph--view-mode--default paragraph--id--1616 paragraph--width--full" style=""> <div class="paragraph__column"> <p>This year’s Dublin City Social Enterprise awardees:</p> <ul> <li><a href="https://outhouse.ie/" target="_blank">Outhouse</a>, the LGBT Community Resource Centre.</li> <li>The <a href="https://www.opendoorsinitiative.ie/" target="_blank">Open Doors Initiative</a> provides opportunities to some of the marginalised members of the society.</li> <li><a href="https://mymind.org/" target="_blank">MyMind </a>has created a unique movement for community-based mental health services that work towards giving every person in Ireland equal access to mental health support early, affordably, directly, without stigma or delay.</li> <li>The <a href="https://www.thegreatcarecoop.ie/" target="_blank">Great Care Co-op</a> is Ireland's first ever carer-owned cooperative in home care.</li> <li><a href="https://recreate.ie/" target="_blank">ReCreate Ireland</a> is making art materials and educational supplies affordable and accessible to every sector of the community for all kinds of creative purposes.</li> </ul> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="classy-style--margin-bottom paragraph paragraph--type--bp-simple paragraph--view-mode--default paragraph--id--1618 paragraph--width--full" style=""> <div class="paragraph__column"> <p>Chair of the Dublin City Social Enterprise Committee and MC of the ceremony, Mary Mac Sweeney congratulated the awardees.</p> <p>She highlighted the importance of raising awareness of both the awardees and social enterprises in general. ‘It is so important that we collectively promote the significant impact that social enterprises deliver in local communities and economies. The awardees, along with an increasing and dynamic array of social enterprises in Dublin, are creating employment, opportunities and improvements where they are based’. said Mac Sweeney.</p> </div> </div> <div class="paragraph paragraph--type--bp-columns-two-uneven paragraph--view-mode--default paragraph--id--1621 paragraph--width--full paragraph--style--75-25"> <div class="paragraph__column"> <div class="paragraph--type--bp-columns-two-uneven__2col-column1"> <div> <div class="classy-style--margin-bottom paragraph paragraph--type--bp-simple paragraph--view-mode--default paragraph--id--1619 paragraph--width--full" style=""> <div class="paragraph__column"> <p>“This award is going to allow us to work with fifty Primary Schools within Dublin City.</p> <p>We are going to deliver fifty boxes packed full of materials directly to these schools, which will be accompanied by some creative consultation sessions.</p> <p>Schools will also get a full membership until the end of 2021 which will give them the chance to continue being creative with minimal environmental impact.”</p> </div> </div> </div> </div><div class="paragraph--type--bp-columns-two-uneven__2col-column2"> <div> <div class="classy-style--margin-bottom paragraph paragraph--type--bp-image paragraph--view-mode--default paragraph--id--1620 paragraph--width--full"> <div class="paragraph__column"> <div class="field field--name-bp-image-field field--type-image field--label-hidden field--item"> <img alt="" title="" src="/files/bsp-images/paragraph/528.jpeg" width="300" height="200" loading="lazy" typeof="foaf:Image" class="img-responsive" /> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-image-title field--type-string field--label-hidden field--item">Kevin McLoughlin, Head of Marketing and Business Development at Recreate Ireland</div> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="classy-style--margin-bottom paragraph paragraph--type--bp-simple paragraph--view-mode--default paragraph--id--1622 paragraph--width--full" style=""> <div class="paragraph__column"> <p>says Kevin McLoughlin, Head of Marketing and Business Development at Recreate Ireland, about what this award means to them.</p> <blockquote> <p>The Dublin City Social Enterprise Awards seeks to celebrate and support innovative social enterprises, highlighting their role in the city’s ecosystem.</p> </blockquote> </div> </div> <div class="paragraph paragraph--type--bp-columns-two-uneven paragraph--view-mode--default paragraph--id--1625 paragraph--width--full paragraph--style--42-58"> <div class="paragraph__column"> <div class="paragraph--type--bp-columns-two-uneven__2col-column1"> <div> <div class="classy-style--margin-bottom paragraph paragraph--type--bp-image paragraph--view-mode--default paragraph--id--1623 paragraph--width--full"> <div class="paragraph__column"> <div class="field field--name-bp-image-field field--type-image field--label-hidden field--item"> <img alt="" title="" src="/files/bsp-images/paragraph/529.jpg" width="500" height="375" loading="lazy" typeof="foaf:Image" class="img-responsive" /> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-image-title field--type-string field--label-hidden field--item">Great Care Co-op social enterprise - awardee of Dublin City Social Enterprise Awards 2020</div> </div> </div> </div> </div><div class="paragraph--type--bp-columns-two-uneven__2col-column2"> <div> <div class="classy-style--margin-bottom paragraph paragraph--type--bp-simple paragraph--view-mode--default paragraph--id--1624 paragraph--width--full" style=""> <div class="paragraph__column"> <p>Aoife Smith, co-founder and director of Great Care Co-op social enterprise, explains how this award can open up new opportunities to create value in the community through their work.</p> <p>“We started off to support disadvantaged migrant women in home care and to create equal opportunities in this sector for all. We see that our way of operating will bring a real systemic change in the home care system in Ireland.</p> <p>With the financial support of this award, we will be able to set up a hub, which usually takes up to six months to sustain itself. This is going to be crucial for us in getting this model out there.”</p> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="paragraph paragraph--type--bp-columns-two-uneven paragraph--view-mode--default paragraph--id--1628 paragraph--width--full paragraph--style--58-42"> <div class="paragraph__column"> <div class="paragraph--type--bp-columns-two-uneven__2col-column1"> <div> <div class="classy-style--margin-bottom paragraph paragraph--type--bp-simple paragraph--view-mode--default paragraph--id--1626 paragraph--width--full" style=""> <div class="paragraph__column"> <p>The programme and competition aim to increase awareness of the important contribution that social enterprises make to building communities, creating employment and developing the skills of the participants who get involved.</p> <p>The awards are funded by Dublin City Council and the Department of Rural and Community Development and are managed by Inner City Enterprise.</p> </div> </div> </div> </div><div class="paragraph--type--bp-columns-two-uneven__2col-column2"> <div> <div class="classy-style--margin-bottom paragraph paragraph--type--video paragraph--view-mode--default paragraph--id--1627"> <div class="paragraph__column"> <div class="video-embed-field-provider-youtube video-embed-field-responsive-video form-group"><iframe width="854" height="480" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen="allowfullscreen" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/FxdA7ocbi4U?autoplay=0&amp;start=0&amp;rel=0"></iframe> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="classy-style--margin-bottom paragraph paragraph--type--bp-simple paragraph--view-mode--default paragraph--id--1629 paragraph--width--full" style=""> <div class="paragraph__column"> <blockquote> <p>The funding awarded to social enterprises will allow them to develop their plans, activities further and bring benefits to more individuals and communities.</p> </blockquote> <p>The scheme was first established in 2015 through a collaboration between <a href="https://www.dublincity.ie/business" target="_blank">Dublin City Council</a>, <a href="https://innercityenterprise.com/" target="_blank">Inner City Enterprise</a> (ICE) and the <a href="https://www.localenterprise.ie/DublinCity/" target="_blank">Local Enterprise Office (LEO) Dublin City</a> to provide funding to kick-start the creation and development of social enterprises in Dublin City.</p> <p>This year’s award ceremony was part of a series - which represents Dublin's involvement in the <a href="https://ec.europa.eu/growth/content/european-social-economy-regions-2020_en" target="_blank">European Commission’s: European Social Economy Regions - 2020 Project</a>. The objective of the project is to build networks of Social Economy and Social Enterprise stakeholders and to raise awareness about the Social Economy at the regional and local level.</p> </div> </div> <div>Footer</div> Dublin City Social Enterprise Awards <div class="field field--name-field-background-style field--type-list-string field--label-above"> <div class="field--label">Background style</div> <div class="field--item">Light</div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-sponsored field--type-boolean field--label-above"> <div class="field--label">Sponsored?</div> <div class="field--item">No</div> </div> <div class="field field--name-created field--type-created field--label-hidden field--item">2020. November</div> Tue, 17 Nov 2020 13:31:39 +0000 Anonymous 119 at https://business-spirit.news Young Champions of the Earth https://business-spirit.news/event/young-champions-of-the-earth <div class="field field--name-title field--type-string field--label-hidden field--item"><span>Young Champions of the Earth</span> </div> <span class="a2a_kit a2a_kit_size_32 addtoany_list" data-a2a-url="https://business-spirit.news/event/young-champions-of-the-earth" data-a2a-title="Young Champions of the Earth"><a class="a2a_button_facebook"><img src="/libraries/bsp_social_media_icons_share/service/facebook.svg" border="0" alt="Facebook" height="18" class="social-media-links-normal"><img src="/libraries/bsp_social_media_icons_share/service/facebook_hover.svg" border="0" alt="Facebook" height="18" class="social-media-links-hover"></a><a class="a2a_button_facebook_messenger"><img src="/libraries/bsp_social_media_icons_share/service/messenger.svg" border="0" alt="Messenger" height="18" class="social-media-links-normal"><img src="/libraries/bsp_social_media_icons_share/service/messenger_hover.svg" border="0" alt="Messenger" height="18" class="social-media-links-hover"></a><a class="a2a_button_twitter"><img src="/libraries/bsp_social_media_icons_share/service/twitter.svg" border="0" alt="Twitter" height="18" class="social-media-links-normal"><img src="/libraries/bsp_social_media_icons_share/service/twitter_hover.svg" border="0" alt="Twitter" height="18" class="social-media-links-hover"></a><a class="a2a_button_email"><img src="/libraries/bsp_social_media_icons_share/service/email.svg" border="0" alt="Email" height="18" class="social-media-links-normal"><img src="/libraries/bsp_social_media_icons_share/service/email_hover.svg" border="0" alt="Email" height="18" class="social-media-links-hover"></a><a class="a2a_dd" href="https://www.addtoany.com/share"><img src="/libraries/bsp_social_media_icons_share/service/share_hover.svg" border="0" alt="Share" height="18" class="social-media-links-hover"><img src="/libraries/bsp_social_media_icons_share/service/share.svg" border="0" alt="Share" height="18" class="social-media-links-normal"> Share </a></span> <div class="field field--name-field-tags field--type-entity-reference field--label-inline"> <div class="field--label">Tags</div> <div class="field--items"> <div class="field--item"><a href="/tag/award" hreflang="en">Award</a></div> </div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-venue field--type-entity-reference field--label-inline"> <div class="field--label">Venue</div> <div class="field--item"><a href="/venue/global" hreflang="en">Global</a></div> </div> <img width="32" height="32" alt="Collaboration" title="Collaboration" class="img-responsive" src="/files/bsp-images/icons/53.svg" loading="lazy" typeof="foaf:Image" /> <img width="32" height="32" alt="Sustainability" title="Sustainability" class="img-responsive" src="/files/bsp-images/icons/52.svg" loading="lazy" typeof="foaf:Image" /> <img alt="Young Champions of the Earth" title="Young Champions of the Earth" class="img-responsive" src="/files/styles/event_full_main_image/public/bsp-images/events/354.png?itok=MA9i3Ea7" width="687" height="687" loading="lazy" typeof="foaf:Image" /> <div class="field field--name-field-lead field--type-string field--label-hidden field--item">Young Champions of the Earth application is closing on 30th April</div> <div class="classy-style--margin-bottom paragraph paragraph--type--bp-simple paragraph--view-mode--default paragraph--id--993 paragraph--width--full" style=""> <div class="paragraph__column"> </div> </div> <div class="classy-style--margin-bottom paragraph paragraph--type--bp-simple paragraph--view-mode--default paragraph--id--994 paragraph--width--full" style=""> <div class="paragraph__column"> <p>This competition organised by <a href="https://www.unenvironment.org" target="_blank">United Nations Environment Programme</a> is open to environmental entrepreneurs between 18 and 30 years of age <strong>until 30 April 2020.</strong></p> <p>The global competition is one of the UN’s most prestigious prizes for young environmental entrepreneurs who have big ideas to solve the planet’s most pressing environmental challenges.</p> <p>Finalists drawn from every world region will be shortlisted and requested to submit short videos pitching their big ideas. A Global Jury will review the finalists’ big ideas and choose seven Young Champions of the Earth.</p> </div> </div> <div class="paragraph paragraph--type--bp-columns-two-uneven paragraph--view-mode--default paragraph--id--997 paragraph--width--full paragraph--style--42-58"> <div class="paragraph__column"> <div class="paragraph--type--bp-columns-two-uneven__2col-column1"> <div> <div class="classy-style--margin-bottom paragraph paragraph--type--bp-simple paragraph--view-mode--default paragraph--id--995 paragraph--width--full" style=""> <div class="paragraph__column"> <p>The winners will be publicly announced and invited to attend the Champions of the Earth award ceremony.</p> <p><strong>Selection criteria</strong></p> <p>In the first stage of the selection process, all applications will be judged by United Nations experts according to the following criteria:</p> </div> </div> </div> </div><div class="paragraph--type--bp-columns-two-uneven__2col-column2"> <div> <div class="classy-style--margin-bottom paragraph paragraph--type--bp-image paragraph--view-mode--default paragraph--id--996 paragraph--width--full"> <div class="paragraph__column"> <div class="field field--name-bp-image-field field--type-image field--label-hidden field--item"> <img alt="" title="" src="/files/bsp-images/paragraph/355.png" width="917" height="351" loading="lazy" typeof="foaf:Image" class="img-responsive" /> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-image-title field--type-string field--label-hidden field--item">Image: UN Young Champions of the Earth</div> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="classy-style--margin-bottom paragraph paragraph--type--bp-simple paragraph--view-mode--default paragraph--id--998 paragraph--width--full" style=""> <div class="paragraph__column"> <ul> <li>The 3 Ps – The positive impact your big idea could have on the environment (planet), society (people) and its financial viability (prosperity).</li> <li>The 3 Cs – Evidence that you are a curious, courageous and colourful individual. Demonstrated commitment – It is important that you have already attempted to implement your big idea for at least six months and can outline achievements and developments to date.</li> <li>Endorsement – The strength of your referee’s recommendation.</li> </ul> </div> </div> <div class="classy-style--margin-bottom paragraph paragraph--type--bp-callout paragraph--view-mode--default paragraph--width--full callout-style--b" id="callout-1000"> <div class="paragraph__column"> <div class="callout-body"> <div class="classy-style--margin-bottom paragraph paragraph--type--bp-simple paragraph--view-mode--default paragraph--id--999 paragraph--width--full" style=""> <div class="paragraph__column"> <p>“This programme can really open doors for you,” said <a href="https://www.unenvironment.org/youngchampions/bio/2018/asia-and-pacific/arpit-dhupar">Arpit Dhupar</a>, 2018 winner for the Asia and the Pacific region, for his novel technique to control emissions from diesel generators. “If you’re young and you’re passionate about the project you’re working on, the Young Champions of the Earth programme can help you get there and spread your message to as many people as possible."</p> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="classy-style--margin-bottom paragraph paragraph--type--bp-simple paragraph--view-mode--default paragraph--id--1001 paragraph--width--full" style=""> <div class="paragraph__column"> <p><a href="https://www.unenvironment.org/youngchampions/apply" target="_blank">Young Champions of the Earth</a> is a forward-looking prize designed to breathe life into the ambitions of brilliant young environmentalists. It celebrates young people who have a big idea to protect or restore the environment, a vision for a more sustainable future and a strong track record of instigating change.</p> </div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-registration-link field--type-link field--label-hidden field--item"><a href="https://www.unenvironment.org/youngchampions/apply" target="_blank">Young Champions of the Earth</a></div> Hosted by: <img alt="Young Champions of the Earth" title="Young Champions of the Earth" class="img-responsive" src="/files/styles/host_small_logo/public/bsp-images/hosts/353.jpg?itok=t2OwuQxG" width="75" height="41" loading="lazy" typeof="foaf:Image" /> Tue, 28 Apr 2020 15:45:33 +0000 Szilvia Szabó 80 at https://business-spirit.news