Businesses

El Salvador

María Eugenia Aguilar helps young Salvadoran people apply native knowledge and skills to modern business, instilling pride in indigenous culture and preserving community ties.

Spain
SocialBid

Rodrigo Aguirre de Cárcer has created a channel through which citizen organizations can monetize the value of in-kind donations from businesses and individuals. By leveraging Internet auction platforms such as eBay, he is reaching large numbers of citizens in a continuous and scalable way, offering them public opportunities to contribute to the citizen sector while also getting great deals on...

Palestinian Territory
Souktel Inc.

Mohammad Kilany is changing Middle Eastern labor markets and economies from opaque systems that exclude most job seekers, to transparent systems that empower all, by using simple and accessible mobile technology.

Indonesia
Mitra Bali

Gusti Ketut Agung, known as Alit, is establishing a fair trade system for craftspeople in Bali, developing their business acumen while creating social and economic sustainability in their communities.

Saudi Arabia
Glowork

Khalid Alkhudair is enhancing the role of women in Saudi Arabia and the Gulf by carving out new professional work opportunities for women and leading the way towards the integration of Saudi women into the workforce.

Morocco

Mhammed Abbad Andaloussi is modernizing the educational system and linking students and graduates to the market in Morocco. He involves the business sector to improve the management and education cycle of schools by enabling them to provide higher quality market-relevant education and enables students to see the connection between continued education and professional success. 

Ecuador
CONAMOSOTEE-Corporación de Organizaciones Sociales de Atenci

Sonia Andrade helps senior citizens reclaim their traditional social status through legal reform, public advocacy, and intergenerational business ventures. She is narrowing the generation gap by encouraging the young and old to work together, learn from each other, and jointly solve common problems, such as unemployment.

Sweden
Mitt Liv

In the close-knit culture of Sweden, corporate hiring operates on networking, personal relationships, and references. To a large degree, immigrant communities do not have access to these resources. Sofia Appelgren has launched a program that matches the most dynamic and entrepreneurial young women with Swedish entrepreneurs and corporate leaders. Beginning in Goteborg on Sweden’s West Coast,...

Kenya

Collins Apuoyo is protecting the environment by safely collecting, storing, and reusing used oil that is otherwise dumped in rivers or uninhabited land in Kenya. Through a creative financing model, he has turned his project into a vehicle for economic development, by providing mechanics and disadvantaged communities with access to loans they can use to improve their small businesses.

Canada
Band of Chefs

Jean-François is combating hunger and introducing healthy eating by substantially modifying the food consumption chain. He is identifying and empowering the most critical key players, chefs, to become leaders in food redistribution and in educating children and youth in healthy cooking. As a result, and through his innovative logistics system, huge quantities of previously wasted food are now...

Uruguay
MA&A

Ana Luisa Arocena is developing an integral approach to dealing with toxic waste management in Uruguay. She is creating new technologies to recycle and dispose of hazardous materials in responsible ways, while promoting transparency, spreading environmental and public health awareness, and creating decent jobs for waste management workers. Ana Luisa has designed Uruguay’s first toxic waste...

India
NandalaWay Foundation

By creating a large resource base of new ‘role models’ or mentors for underprivileged children, Sriram Ayer is introducing the component of empathy in the existing education system and bridging the gap between a child’s perceived intelligence quotient and hidden emotional quotient. He is thus ushering in a systemic change in the way education is perceived and delivered to low-income groups and...

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