The CEMEX-Tec Award, in alliance with other organisations, annually recognises entrepreneurs and students who develop high-impact initiatives to foster sustainable development, innovation and entrepreneurship. This year its global call will receive projects until May 31st 2018.
Entrepreneurship has proven to have a positive impact on today’s global challenges. Each one of us, by developing and using our strengths and skills, are agents of social change. As stated by the Global Entrepreneurship Monitor, over 43% of the global population pictures themselves starting a business in the next six months. Entrepreneurship is becoming a global rising trend, not just because it fosters individual economic development, it also presents real business opportunity for all.
Social entrepreneurship is a model that has been gaining momentum, it creates shared value, having both a positive effect in the community and for those leading the businesses.
Today, entrepreneurs become the agents of change that transform their communities through innovation. Some of the benefits that characterize the entrepreneurial ecosystem are:
To date, the CEMEX-Tec Award, has received more than 4,000 people and 1,500 projects from 16 countries, positively impacting more than 22 thousand people. This year it opened its global call, which will receive global projects until May 31st, 2018.
Social entrepreneurship is a path we can take to strengthen economic development and contribute to tackling the worlds global challenge. We can contribute to alleviating poverty, fostering education, reducing the inequality gap, amongst other, as stated by the United Nations in the Sustainable Development Goals.
Let’s change the world one entrepreneurship at a time!