The World Economic Forum, through The Schwab Foundation for Social Entrepreneurship, produced a list naming the social entrepreneurs of 2017, those who aim to build a better society. The awardees of this prize are related to many different areas, such as service providing, technical assistance, technology, employability, advocates, between others. The winners will have the privilege to be part of the world’s largest network of mature social enterprises, associated with The Schwab Foundation for Social Entrepreneurship.
The thirteen social entrepreneurs that were distinguished in this field are from a wide range of countries: Rwanda, Liberia, USA, Sierra Leone, Vietnam, Colombia, Panama, Denmark, UK, Zambia, India, Pakistan, and Brazil. Their success starts from the premises that the market forces and business principles have power enough to solve social problems, such as lack of health-care or unemployment. This cases show the market is ready for this change. The focus is not only on the profit but also in the general well-being. The public administration don’t have to be the main player in this field anymore, as it happens nowadays. Private Corporates have space in this area to prosper.
If you are interested in discovering the winners and their projects visit the official site .