For the past 16 years, the Schwab Foundation for Social Entrepreneurship has added 20-25 social entrepreneurs annually from around the world into its network of leading social entrepreneurs. The social entrepreneurs are selected from more than 1,000 candidates that apply each year either to a national competition in collaboration with corporate partners or to the global selection process of the Foundation.
Schwab Foundation has been selecting social entrepreneurs in India since year 2001. Jubilant Bhartia Foundation joined hands with the Schwab Foundation for Social Entrepreneurship in 2010 to bring together country’s most coveted awards for Social Entrepreneurship. The Schwab Foundation for Social Entrepreneurship and the Jubilant Bhartia Foundation are dedicated to promoting social innovation in India. In recognizing social entrepreneurs who address the needs of under-served communities in both scalable and sustainable ways, we aim to make inclusive growth in the country a reality.