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 Winner: Distinct Horizon
Doubling the profits of poor rice farmers in the developing world.
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