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The first Social Responsibility Day, Find Your Impact, took place this Friday, November 17th at Instituto de Empresa. This event was organized by the International MBA students, hosting experts who held discussions on sustainability.
The prize for the best Social Entrepreneurship Business Plan was awarded at this event. The jury decided, after having a very strong competition from the Sumaq Schools, to have two winners share the award. The winning projects are:
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OpcionVenezuela, from IESA, in Venezuela.
Offers a technological solution on information management which allows to create a marketplace for university’s social responsibility.
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HelpArgentina, from Universidad San Andrés, in Argentina.
NGO which has a mission to strengthen Argentinean civil organizations through the mobilization of donors and voluntaries as well as through the promotion of best practices.
The award consists of EUR 3,000, which will be split among both winners, as well as institutional support from Instituto de Empresa and the Sumaq Alliance which will be tailored in accordance to the winners needs and to the business school’s resources.
Wining projects must have Social Impact at the core of their business, this while being economically and socialy and/or environmentaly sustainable.
The objective of the award is that of strengthening social entrepreneurship on MBA students as a good and sustainable way of doing businesses, uniting social and financial value and professionalizing this type of activities.
The other two finalists of the competition where FairTrend, from Instituto de Empresa, (Brand of quality casual wear with products made of 100% organic cotton being sourced from fair trade producers) and Projeto Social +1, from FGVSP (NGO which destines the rounding of purchasing tickets to other NGO’s).
The award ceremony was broadcasted LIVE through webcast to all Sumaq Schools as well as to all Net Impact members.

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