Six awardees show how innovation can lead to positive, lasting change around the world
Pay-as-you-go clean energy products for off-grid customers and layaway savings for small farmers are just two of the social innovations being awarded next week at the Skoll Awards for Social Entrepreneurship.
Awardees receive US$1.25 million and a connection with visionary leaders from around the world. The idea is to distinguish leaders posed to make a big impact globally by addressing one or more of the following issues: environmental sustainability, education, economic opportunity, health, peace and human rights and sustainable markets.
“Working side-by-side with those most affected by violence, injustice, or exclusion, these six social entrepreneurs — five of whom are women — have drawn upon an array of technologies to design their innovative solutions,” said Sally Osberg, president and CEO of the Skoll Foundation, which reports having presented the award to 122 social entrepreneurs and 100 organizations on five continents since 1999.
Christian Children’s Fund of Canada believes innovation is essential to creating sustainable change. For example, we’re distributing solar power to health centres, and you can help. Learn more.