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UBS y Ashoka premian a emprendedores sociales en México

UBS y Ashoka premian a emprendedores sociales en México

UBS y Ashoka premian a emprendedores sociales en México

UBS, compañía en el sector de los servicios financieros globales, y Ashoka, organización internacional que colabora en la profesionalización y apoya a emprendedores sociales, lanzaron la duodécima edición de “Visionaris – Premio UBS al emprendedor social”, que tiene por objetivo reconocer el trabajo de emprendedores sociales líderes de México.

El tema de Visionaris este año es “Reinventando innovación”, y la lógica para este tópico es que un emprendedor social se vuelve tal al concebir una idea innovadora para atacar un problema social o ambiental. No obstante, con el pasar del tiempo, ese modelo que en su momento rompió esquemas de transformación social puede quizás ya no ser suficiente: los desafíos que afectan a nuestras sociedades son cada vez más complejos y requieren de constante adaptación de parte de los agentes sociales que buscan enfrentarlos.

En línea, Kai Grunauer, director de Filantropía en UBS, destacó que “este año, Visionaris 2015, busca premiar a las organizaciones sociales que sean capaces de reinventar esquemas de cambio social, ya que es la única forma para que tengan éxito a largo plazo. Por ello, en esta edición, buscamos identificar a emprendedores sociales que hayan puesto en marcha mecanismos que posibiliten el diseño constante de soluciones innovadoras a problemas sociales”.

Cabe destacar que todas las solicitudes serán evaluadas por una organización externa especializada en emprendimiento social, la cual elegirá cuatro finalistas. Estos cuatro finalistas presentarán sus iniciativas ante  un Comité de Selección, integrado por directivos de UBS, filántropos, hombres y mujeres de negocio de reconocido prestigio.

El ganador del Premio Visionaris recibirá $35,000 dólares y los tres finalistas $10,000 dólares. Además del aporte económico, los candidatos finalistas participarán en un seminario sobre relaciones con potenciales inversores sociales, y sobre medición de impacto y presentación efectiva de sus proyectos, lo cual implica un aspecto no-económico del premio que debe ser considerado.

Como cada año, podrán participar todos los emprendedores sociales residentes en México, no así quienes en anteriores ediciones hayan sido finalistas o ganadores. La premiación se llevará a cabo el 1° de octubre del presente año, en la Ciudad de México.

Este año las candidaturas se cerraron el 30 de abril pero si quieres conocer más de este premio que se lleva a cabo año con año aquí te dejamos la información.

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