One way in which CASE helps to build the field of social entrepreneurship is by recognizing and building awareness of outstanding social entrepreneurs. We have previously offered 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.
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.Read More
President and CEO, Manchester Bidwell CorporationRead More
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 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.Read More