Social Entrepreneur of the Year – India 2017
 

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.

Schwab Foundation for Social Entrepreneurship

www.schwabfound.org

Schwab Foundation for Social Entrepreneurship is a not- for-pro t, independent organization, founded in 1998 by Klaus Schwab, Founder and Executive Chairman of the World Economic Forum, and his wife Hilde. The mission of the Foundation is to identify leading social entrepreneurs, and to provide unique platforms at the regional and global levels to highlight their work as a key element to addressing social and ecological problems.

Schwab Foundation for Social Entrepreneurship provides unparalleled platforms at the regional and global level to highlight and advance leading models of sustainable social innovation. It identi es a select community of social entrepreneurs and engages it in shaping global, regional and industry agendas that improve the state of the world in close collaboration with the other stakeholders of the World Economic Forum

Jubilant Bhartia Foundation

www.jubilantbhartiafoundation.com

Jubilant Bhartia Foundation (JBF), the not for pro t organisation of the Jubilant Bhartia Group, established in 2007 under section 25 of the Companies Act. As a part of the Jubilant Bhartia Group, JBF focuses on conceptualizing and implementing the Corporate Social Responsibility initiatives for the group.

Jubilant Bhartia Foundation is committed to contribute towards inclusive growth. The foundation’s objectives include various community development work, health care, cultural & sports, environment preservation initiative, vocational training, women empowerment, educational activities and promoting social entrepreneurship.

Prof. Klaus Schwab & Hilde Schwab

– By Deeksha Awasthi (https://www.linkedin.com/in/deekshaawasthi/)

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