ESSEC Business School presented two projects at the Global Social Venture Competition
Cergy, may 16, 2012 - ESSEC Business School presented two projects from the regional semifinals for the French-speaking countries of Europe, the Middle East and Africa at the 5th edition of the Global Social Venture Competition (GSVC).
The GSVC is the only international competition for social and environmental business plans by students and graduates. ESSEC’s Institute for Innovation and Social Entrepreneurship (ESSEC IIES), in partnership with Deloitte, has become the European network support for the competition— launched by Berkeley—for the French-speaking countries of Europe, the Middle East and Africa.
The Deloitte Foundation’s mission is to support those who, through their love of entrepreneurship and spirit of innovation, seem capable of effecting deep social changes, and so contributing towards a more socially-cohesive development. The foundation created the Cluster for Social Innovation that supports social entrepreneurship throughout France and thereby plays an active role in the development of novel economic models, adapted to the major environmental and social challenges of the 21st century. It is through this social innovation hub that the Deloitte Foundation joined the Global Social Venture Competition as a strategic partner for the first time this year.
"The challenges of social entrepreneurship for our society are increasingly important nowadays. ESSEC’s Institute for Innovation and Social Entrepreneurship was delighted to continue our involvement in the Global Social Venture Competition. We received nearly 140 applications, all of which were equally interesting!” stated Thierry Sibieude, Director of the ESSEC IIES.
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