CASE Social Entrepreneurship Awards

One way in which CASE helps to build the field of social entrepreneurship is by recognizing and building awareness of outstanding social entrepreneurs. We offer two awards – the Leadership Award that recognizes individuals that have helped transform the field and the Enterprising Social Innovation award that recognizes organizations using innovative solutions will the potential for large-scale impact.

CASE Leadership in Social Entrepreneurship Award

Each year CASE recognizes an individual who has made significant contributions to the field of social entrepreneurship. These honorees may be social entrepreneurs, philanthropists, researchers, writers, or academics whose work has had transformative impact by encouraging or demonstrating innovation and promoting effectiveness within the social sector.

2013 Winner

Greg Dees

Founder, CASE

Greg Dees helped show how the theory and practice of entrepreneurship and innovation could be blended with social missions to tackle poverty, pollution and other global challenges in new, high-impact ways.

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2012 Winner

Martin Fisher

Co-founder and CEO, KickStart International

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2011 Winner

Antony Bugg-Levine

CEO, Nonprofit Finance Fund

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2010 Winner

Vanessa Kirsch

Founder and CEO, New Profit Inc.

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2009 Winner

Jacqueline Novogratz

Founder and CEO, Acumen

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2008 Winner

David Bornstein

Journalist and Author

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2007 Winner

Bill Drayton

CEO and Founder, Ashoka

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2006 Winner

Ami Dar

Founder and Executive Director, Idealist

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2005 Winner

Wendy Kopp

CEO and Co-founder, Teach for All

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2004 Winner

Muhammad Yunus

Chairman, Yunus Centre

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2003 Winner

William E. (Bill) Strickland, Jr.

President and CEO, Manchester Bidwell Corporation

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CASE Enterprising Social Innovation Award

Each year CASE recognizes an individual, organization, or company whose innovative work has the potential for large-scale impact and sustainable social value. These honorees possess the entrepreneurial traits of creativity, commitment, resilience, and a results-focused drive to create impact and are endeavoring to achieve more effective, sustainable, and scalable impact. We hope through the ESI Award, we can raise awareness of their work and celebrate their pioneering new approaches which challenge the status quo.

2014 ESI Winner

Living Goods

Living Goods is a fantastic social venture that empowers the poor in Africa through networks of ‘Avon-like’ micro-entrepreneurs who go door-to-door teaching families how to improve their health and wealth while selling a broad assortment of affordable, life-changing products.

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2013 ESI Winner

Riders for Health

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2012 ESI Winner

KickStart

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2011 ESI Winner

Benetech

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2010 ESI Winner

VisionSpring

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2009 ESI Winner

E+Co

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