IMPACT2 GLOBAL AWARD
PROMOTING AND SUPPORTING EXCEPTIONAL
We strive to foster the development of emerging players in the new economy. We envision tomorrow’s enterprise as an agent able to create global economic opportunities for all and to combine value creation and positive social and/or environmental impact. We believe in a more inclusive, diverse and sustainable world where everybody can contribute to and benefit from today’s economy. This is the reason why CALSO joined forces with several like-minded organizations to create INCO the first global consortium for a new, inclusive and sustainable economy.
INCO’s Impact2 Global Award, the Davos of social entrepreneurship happening every spring in Paris, highlights innovative initiatives addressing today's most pressing social and environmental challenges and provides the ecosystem to turn these ideas into actions.
The Impact² World Award is a global competition embedded in the Impact² World Forum. The Award recognizes entrepreneurs looking to solve our society’s most pressing social and environmental issues. The 2017 edition of the Award is held in 11 countries. The winners from the regional semi-finals will be invited to the Grand Finale on March 30, 2017 in Paris.
France | USA | Israel | Luxembourg | Hong Kong | South Africa | Morocco | The Netherlands | Belgium | Chile | Italy
The U.S. regional semi-final will distinguish exceptional American female social entrepreneurs in January 2017 in New York City. Because, while women bring a unique insight to our greatest social and environmental challenges, very few initiatives exist at the local and global scale to promote women leadership in social entrepreneurship. For the second consecutive year, CALSO partners with ELLE US magazine to highlight women leaders across the nation pursuing innovative solutions to the biggest social and environmental challenges of our times.
The U.S. finalist will be portrayed by ELLE US magazine, receive business support from Impact Network, and join other social entrepreneurs from all over the world in Paris in March 2017 for the 6th Impact² World Forum.
The Impact² World Award competition is three-fold:
Round 1 - Winter 2016/ 2017: Women Entrepreneurs submit an online application to participate to the competition (Deadline: January 29, 2017). We shortlist the top 7 projects using our award-winning evaluation method, CDI Ratings, to assess their financial, social and/or environmental impact.
Round 2 - March 2017: the U.S. selection committee selects the finalist that will represent the U.S. in the global competition. The U.S. finalist is invited to the Impact² World Forum on March 30, 2017 in Paris.
Round 3 - March 30, 2017: the U.S. finalist will travel to France for the final round of the global competition, which will take place during the 6th annual Impact² World Forum at Paris City Hall. The grand-prize winners will be selected by a prestigious international jury including Anne Hidalgo, Mayor of Paris. The finalists will have the opportunity to meet with potential corporate partners and investors in Paris.
Our U.S. finalist will:
- Have their travel and accomodation expenses covered to attend the Impact² World Forum in Paris
- Become members of Impact Network and enjoy the perks of our global network
- Benefit from regional media exposure
IMPACT² GLOBAL AWARD 2017