Adani Announces Annual Social Enterprise Award – ThePrint
Ahmedabad (Gujarat) [India]Dec 24 (ANI/PRNewswire): Adani Group, India’s fastest growing portfolio of companies, will institute the Adani Award for Social Enterprise – India’s largest annual social award .
This was announced by Gautam Adani, Chairman of the Adani Group, at the first-ever Green Talks, an Adani conference series initiative aimed at providing social entrepreneurs with a platform to present their ideas and gain support for their work.
From 2022, the Adani Prize for Social Enterprise will be awarded to five outstanding social entrepreneurs for their impact in India and other parts of the developing world. The Adani Prize will provide a total of Rs 5 Crores of funding to the five chosen social enterprises. The winners will be chosen by an international panel of eminent personalities from different fields of expertise, including science, business and governance.
“I am honored by the way social entrepreneurs are dedicated to the difficult, often underappreciated but essential work of helping the less privileged,” said Mr. Gautam Adani, Chairman of Adani Group. “While we must invest heavily to enable the transition to a greener, low-carbon world, this transition must also include plans for the social uplift of people. The green shoots of recovery for the planet cannot be truly green only if we create an atmosphere of faith and optimism for even the most socially disadvantaged people in the world. I am optimistic that the Adani Prize and the Green Talks series will lay the groundwork for this process of discovering social entrepreneurs that have a major impact and help fund their best ideas.
The Adani Group will invite other partners, including businesses, to join an initiative to create a collaborative fund for social enterprises that will help increase the number of social betterment projects that can be financed. Initially, the Group will pilot an open-source innovation platform as a unifying force for the best ideas from social enterprises in the developing world.
Five social enterprises, selected from over 25,000 social enterprises that participated in the TiE Sustainability Summit 2021 in October, were congratulated and honored today at the Adani Green Talks in Ahmedabad. They included Arunachalam Muruganantham, better known as Pad-Man, healthcare innovator iKure, prosthetic technologist RoboBionics, automation developer GenRobotics and DharaviMarket founder Megha Gupta.
The very first Green Talks brought together several dignitaries, including Ambassador Dr. Claudio Anso Rena of Costa Rica and Deputy Ambassador Rony Yedi Dia-Clein of Israel.
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