Folha de São Paulo promotes the 2021 Social Entrepreneur Award

As in 2020, this year's awards focus on initiatives that stood out in response to the pandemic.

The 17th edition of the main socio-environmental entrepreneurship award in Latin America is open for registration until August 2nd. The initiative is carried out by Folha de São Paulo in partnership with the Schwab Foundation and again has the institutional support of Sitawi.

Candidates will be able to register according to four different categories of responses to Covid-19: Health Emergency, Social and Productive Inclusion, Innovation for Resumption and Community Solutions. In all, 12 highlights will be recognized, three in each category, with the election of four Social Entrepreneurs of the Year by the jury composed of specialists and personalities.

The 2021 edition seeks to give visibility to the legacy of organizations that act directly on latent issues such as the fight against hunger, inequalities, and that develop solutions in the areas of health, income generation, education, housing and the environment. Examples of resilience and creativity in peripheral territories will also be recognized. 

?We will recognize initiatives that promote social and productive inclusion and also efforts that boost economic recovery and a more egalitarian post-pandemic world.? says Sérgio D?ávila, Folha's Editor-in-Chief.

Winners and finalists are awarded a series of benefits, including courses and mentoring and selection for special programs, which add up to more than R$ 400 thousand. In addition to the qualifications, the winners and finalists expand their national and international projection and networking through the Folha Social and Environmental Entrepreneurs Network and the Schwab Social Entrepreneurs Network, one of the sister entities of the World Economic Forum.

In the 2020 edition, three initiatives supported by Sitawi in the response to Covid-19 were recognized: in the Humanitarian Aid category, the Fundo União Amazônia Viva, within the União BR Movement and in the Covid-19 Mitigation category, the Emergency Fund for Health? Coronavirus Brazil? and Fleximedical's social business. 

For registration and more details, visit: sheet.com/empreendedorsocial2021

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