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Ruiz’s commitment to improving the lives of the working poor recently attracted the attention of The Global Fairness Initiative (GFI), which was founded with the goal of promoting fair and sustainable approaches to economic development. GFI presented Ruiz with the 2011 Fairness Award on November 8, 2011. Two weeks later, Ruiz accepted the prestigious Albert Medal at the Royal Society of Arts in London, joining a long and distinguished list of innovative pioneers that includes Thomas Edison and Alexander Graham Bell.
#LeadYoung - Three Kolkata teenagers shows what it takes to grow up solving social problems in today’s world
In a world where social problems are on the rise, a growing number of young people are leading the solutions.
María is transforming the apparel industry in Europe by creating an open and scalable strategy implemented across the whole value chain that promotes a sustainable and affordable textile production and consumption.
By empowering citizens to take their seat at the table where environmental decisions are made, Paulo Célio de Figueiredo is enabling residents of Brazil’s river basins to better manage and protect their natural resources.
By creating the first viable, sustainable and scalable alternative to the existing nuclear power production system, Julien Noé is helping transform the existing electricity market in France. Julien’s grassroots cooperative model incentivizes citizens to rethink their consumption practices and offers a real boost to the country’s renewable energy production capacity.