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September 27, 2018

Social Impact Headlines: September 2018

Take a look at these headlines to put more social impact news on your radar, and join us to debate about, question, and share what’s new in social change.

This month's headlines include social impact news from Entrepreneur, SSIR, and the United Nations.

Kanpur youth Ankit Agarwal gets UN invite for helping green cause

Hindustan Times | Sept. 25, 2018
Ankit Agarwal '17, founder of HelpUsGreen, is one of 17 young leaders selected by the United Nations for its Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) initiative-2018.

World-changers: meet the Social Entrepreneurs of the Year 2018

World Economic Forum | Sept. 24, 2018
Sasha Chanoff  '06, founder of RefugePoint, is one of 12 honorees recognized by the Schwab Foundation for Social Entrepreneurship as the 2018 Social Entrepreneurs of the Year.

Sixth Annual Muhammad Ali Humanitarian Awards Showcases International Humanitarians and Worldwide Impact

Muhammad Ali Center | Sept. 20, 2018
Reyna Montoya '17, founder of Aliento, and Kushagra Srivastava '17, co-founder of Chakr Innovation, were among the 2018 Muhammad Ali Six Core Principle Awardees.

Helping the Oppressed Helps Us All: Insights From the 2018 Nonprofit Management Institute

SSIR | Sept. 2o, 2018
Cheryl L. Dorsey took part in SSIR's 2018 Nonprofit Management Institute, where civil society leaders shared insight and inspiration for increasing diversity, equity, and inclusion.

Essmart raises US$1.2M in financing for scaling innovative kirana shop network

Essmart | Sept. 18, 2018
Essmart, a last-mile distribution company for socially impactful goods in India founded by Diana Jue '13 and Jackie Stenson '13, has closed US$1.2M in financing. Essmart plans to grow and expand throughout southern India.

UN’s highest environmental honour recognizes seven world-changing ideas

UN Environment | Sept. 13, 2018
Arpit Dhupar '17, co-founder of Chakr Innovation; Gator Halpern, co-founder of Coral Vita; and Miranda Wang, co-founder of BioCellection, are three of seven environmental entrepreneurs selected to receive the UN Young Champions of Earth prize, which includes US$15,000 in seed funding, as well as mentorship and technical support.

'Mentorship is a Conversation for Life' Says the Mentor of This Social Entrepreneur

Entrepreneur | Sept. 6, 2018
Priti Krishtel '08, co-founder of I-MAK and Cheryl L. Dorsey, discuss their Echoing Green journeys, navigating entrepreneurship, and the importance of networks and bi-directional mentorship.

2018 Charles Bronfman Prize

Charles Bronfman Prize | Sept. 5, 2018
Amy Bach '11, founder of Measures for Justice, is the 2018 recipient of the Charles Bronfman Prize, an annual award of $100,000 presented to a humanitarian under 50 whose innovative work, informed by Jewish values, has significantly improved the world.

2018 Echoing Green Fellow Miranda Wang speaks with Erik Solheim, Head of UN Environment, and Dia Mirza, UN Environment Goodwill Ambassador. Photo courtesy of Dia Mirza.
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