Annual Meeting: Unlocking the business value of sustainability through innovation

On January 30th, 2018, the Global Sourcing Council will be holding its 2018 Annual Meeting with the topic being at the intersection of sustainability, innovation, and technology in the business world. We want to clearly showcase stories and create conversations on how innovation is unlocking the true value of incorporating sustainability into business strategy. We are looking to build on our work from the 2017 Annual Meeting, which focused on the SDGs in Business. We believe that innovation is key to achieving the 2030 Agenda, so our theme this year is timely.

  • Date: Tue, January 30, 2018
  • Time: 3:00 PM – 7:30 PM EST
  • Location: NYC

Workshop: Demystifying Corporate Sustainability Assessment & Dow Jones Sustainability Indices

Entrepreneurs at the GSC’s 2017 SEAL Boot Camp

Support the Entrepreneurs Development Fund This year the Global Sourcing Council nominated 77 social enterprises from 22 countries for the 3S Awards, honoring businesses for their sustainable supply chains and extraordinary impact on their communities. Their products are as varied as their stories and as innovative as they are moving. Collectively, they are working to […]

Winners Announced for the Global Sourcing Council’s Sustainability – 3S Awards

Winners Announced for the Global Sourcing Council’s Sustainability-Focused 3S Awards

5 Awards given to companies for pursuing “profit with purpose”

 

NEWSROOM: Global Sourcing Council

CONTENT: Press Release

NEW YORK, May 24, 2017 /3BL Media/ — The Global Sourcing Council (GSC), an association of global sourcing professionals dedicated to guiding businesses towards adopting sustainability principles and responsible sourcing practices, is proud to announce the winners of the 2017 3S Awards, held May 17th in New York City.

The GSC 3S Awards is the only program that honors small and medium-sized social enterprises for their Sustainable and Socially responsible Sourcing practices – the 3 Ss – and in support of the United Nations’ 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. The UN’s 17 Sustainable Development Goals were organized into 5 awards categories honoring work to improve Basic Needs, Climate Change and the Environment, Empowerment, Social Impact via Technology Innovation, and the People’s Choice Award for Business Partnerships. Finalists were awarded seats at the Global Sourcing Council’s Sustainable and Executive Leadership (SEAL) Boot Camp and scholarships to SIG University.

“The mission of the Global Sourcing Council, now in its 10th year promoting ‘profit with purpose’, is to educate, advocate, and inspire businesses towards greater ethical business practice and sustainable supply chains,” said Wanda R. Lopuch, Ph.D., the Chair of the Global Sourcing Council. “This year’s competition was the fiercest we have seen. The world-class panel of Judges, from varied business, finance, and investment sectors, deliberated intensely to select the winners. We are thrilled to honor these extraordinary entrepreneurs for their impact both locally and globally.”

For the Basic Needs Award

1st Place Winner: Svadha WASH Private Limited

2nd Place Winner: Echale a tu Casa

3rd Place Winner: EcoZoom

 

For the Climate Change and Environment Award

1st Place Winner: Coffee Flour

2nd Place Winner: Chakr

3rd Place Winner: Elrhino Eco Paper

 

For the Social Impact via Technology Innovation Award

1st Place Winner: iKure Techsoft Pvt Ltd

2nd Place Winner: Lotus Foods

3rd Place Winner: Thrive Impact Sourcing

 

For the Empowerment Award

1st Place Winner: Ayzh

2nd Place Winner: WAVE Academies

3rd Place Winner: Bwom Technologies

 

For the People’s Choice Award

1st Place Winner: Avante

2nd Place Winner: Distinct Horizon

For more information on the Global Sourcing Council and the 2017 3S Awards or to make a donation to the Entrepreneurs Development Fund, please visit www.gscouncil.org.

About Global Sourcing Council:

Global Sourcing Council (GSC), is an association of global sourcing professionals and thought-leaders dedicated to spreading the message “profit with purpose”. The mission of the GSC is to educate, advocate, and inspire businesses towards adopting sustainability principles and responsible sourcing practices into business strategies and development plans.  Now, in its 10th year, the GSC has adopted the United Nations 2030 Agenda as framed by the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), as its programmatic framework. The GSC has been granted Consultative Status with the UN’s Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC), and is a member of the UN Global Compact. The GSC’s global community is 20,000 members rich, with global partnerships reaching more than 100,000 professionals worldwide.

About the GSC 3S Awards:

The Global Sourcing Council’s 3S Awards celebrates Sustainable and Socially responsible Sourcing – the three Ss – by honoring small and medium-sized social enterprises for their extraordinary work delivering social and environmental impact as well as economic gains to their communities.

CONTACT

Wanda Lopuch, Ph.D.

+1 (631) 398-3366

wanda.lopuch@gscouncil.org

Global Sourcing Council

 

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GSC’s 2017 SEAL Boot Camp

Entrepreneurs at the GSC’s 2017 SEAL Boot Camp

Support the Entrepreneurs Development Fund

This year the Global Sourcing Council nominated 77 social enterprises from 22 countries for the 3S Awards, honoring businesses for their sustainable supply chains and extraordinary impact on their communities.

Their products are as varied as their stories and as innovative as they are moving. Collectively, they are working to move the needle towards a more sustainable future.

If you haven’t listened to the stories of these companies, we recommend you take the time to learn…perhaps they are your next sustainable partners! Link below to their short video pitches.

And please, donate to the Entrepreneurs Development Fund, offering continued support to businesses practicing our favorite motto: profit with purpose.

Meet the 2017 3S Awards Winners!

The Basic Needs Award

1st Place Winner: Svadha WASH Private Limited

Solving the sanitation crisis in India through an integrated sanitation ecosystem.

2nd Place Winner: Echale a tu Casa

Providing sustainable and affordable housing solutions to families in need in Mexico.

3rd Place Winner: EcoZoom

Bringing electricity, solar lighting, cleaner cooking with fuel save cookstoves.

For the Climate Change and Environment Award

1st Place Winner: Coffee Flour

Generating economic value to smallholder coffee farmers and millers by turning coffee waste in cooking flour.

2nd Place Winner: Chakr Innovation

Converting fossil fuel combustion into inks and paints through technology.

3rd Place Winner: Elrhino Eco Paper

Generating support for endangered Indian Rhinos and Asian Elephants by making paper products their dung.

For the Social Impact via Technology Innovation Award

1st Place Winner: iKure Technology

Fostering a growing ecosystem of rural health care service in India.

2nd Place Winner: Lotus Foods

Providing consumers with healthier rose by preserving rice biodiversity, increasing farm incomes.

3rd Place Winner: Thrive Impact Sourcing

Partnering with IT training organizations to provide free training and high-quality jobs to those in poverty.

For the Empowerment Award

1st Place Winner: Ayzh

Bringing simplicity ad dignity to women’s health in India.

2nd Place Winner: WAVE Academies

Solving the West African region’s widespread youth unemployment crisis.

3rd Place Winner: Bwom Technologies

Changing self-care for women through technology.

For the People’s Choice Award

1st Place Winner: Avante

Offering accessible financial products to low income micro entrepreneurs.

2nd Place WinnerDistinct Horizon

Doubling the profits of poor rice farmers in the developing world.

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BECOME A GSC MEMBER: If your organization has not already joined us, consider becoming a Corporate Member of the Global Sourcing Council with a tax-deductible donation.

To join today or for more information on how your donation can make a difference, please email noel.smyth@gscouncil.org.