The Motsepe Foundation
The Motsepe Foundation was co-founded in 1999 by its patrons Patrice Motsepe, Chairman, and Precious Moloi-Motsepe, Deputy Chairman. The Motsepe Foundation is committed to improving and uplifting the lifestyle and living conditions of the poor, disabled, unemployed, women, youth, workers and marginalized within South Africa, Africa and globally. The Motsepe family was the first family on the African continent to join The Giving Pledge, started by Bill Gates and Warren Buffet, and pledged half of the funds generated by their family assets to the poor. The family has contributed to global health research into developing a cure for HIV/AIDS and cancer; and to wildlife, nature conservation and environmental protection. On the African continent, the Motsepe Foundation has contributed to the fight against Ebola and also supported the African Union initiative to fight against the disease. In South Africa, the Motsepe Foundation has allocated ZAR 500 million for sustainable projects that will benefit the poor and needy in various fields
The Frey Charitable Foundation
The Frey Charitable Foundation (FCF) is a Swiss family foundation established in 2004 by Tatjana and Rainer-Marc Frey. Guided by an entrepreneurial mindset, which has been key to the family’s own success, FCF aims to empower the underprivileged to successfully take control of their own lives. This means helping individuals by giving them self-confidence and the means to master difficult situations during their lives. While active in different countries around the world in the first decade of their activities, FCF focuses particularly on Africa and Switzerland. In Africa, FCF focuses on supporting outstanding social entrepreneurs in a variety of thematic areas.
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Ernst & Young
EY is a global leader in assurance, tax, transaction and advisory services. The insights and quality services it delivers help build trust and confidence in the capital markets and in economies the world over. EY develops outstanding leaders who team up to deliver on its promises to all of its stakeholders. EY plays a critical role in building a better working world for its people, its clients and its communities.
Pearson is the world's leading education company. From pre-school to high school, early learning to professional certification, its curriculum materials, multimedia learning tools and testing programmes help to educate millions of people worldwide - more than any other private enterprise. www.pearson.com
Porticus is the international organization that manages and develops the philanthropic programmes of charitable entities established by Brenninkmeijer family entrepreneurs. It collaborates with partners around the globe to foster human dignity, social justice and sustainability. Working within its strategic themes of education, society, faith and care, as well as in the field of economic development and climate change, Porticus aims to contribute to systemic social change by combining its thematic expertise with its grassroots networks all over the world. https://www.porticus.com/en/home
Korea's SK Group is redefining the role of the global corporation in the 21st century by basing its business on three core principles: creating customer and shareholder value, playing a key role in social and economic development, and contributing to society's happiness. With 70,000 employees in 95 affiliate companies (March 2012) that range from energy to telecommunications, SK believes that being a global corporation means more than just controlling ever-larger chunks of the marketplace. A truly great global corporation works relentlessly to create opportunities for all stakeholders – shareholders, customers, employees and community members – and this is how happiness travels from hemisphere to hemisphere. SK's underlying philosophy is that when employees are satisfied, performance is maximized because voluntary and willing brain engagement is the most valuable intangible asset in the company. SK also assumes its employees will practice self-control and grants the privilege of designing their own favourable work environment. This philosophy is embodied in the unique SK Management System (SKMS) implemented in 1979. www.sk.com
Zurich Insurance Group is a leading multi-line insurance provider with a global network of subsidiaries and offices in Europe, North America, Latin America, Asia-Pacific and the Middle East, as well as other markets. It offers a wide range of general insurance and life insurance products and services for individuals, small businesses, mid-sized and large companies as well as multinational corporations. Zurich employs about 60,000 people serving customers in more than 170 countries. The Group, formerly known as Zurich Financial Services Group, is headquartered in Zurich, Switzerland, where it was founded in 1872. The holding company, Zurich Insurance Group Ltd (ZURN), is listed on the SIX Swiss Exchange and has a level I American Depositary Receipt Program, which is traded over the counter on OTCQX. www.zurich.com
Firestar Diamond is present across the value chain; beginning with the procurement of rough diamonds and extending to the design, manufacture, distribution and after-sales service of diamond jewellery. Its NIRAV MODI diamond jewellery brand is India's first global luxury brand. The company's other business divisions supply diamonds and diamond jewellery to major retail chains, large diamond distributors and the US armed forces. Operations span the globe with offices in the USA, Europe, the Middle East, the Far East and India. www.firestardiamond.com
Our "Social Entrepreneur of the Year" competition Partners
The Schwab Foundation is collaborating with partners to select the "Social Entrepreneur of the Year".
India: Jubilant Bhartia Foundation
Indonesia: Ernst & Young
Philippines: Ernst & Young
France: Boston Consulting Group
Brazil: Folha Da Sao Paolo
Chile: El Mercurio & Revista Sabado
Venezuela: Venezuela Sin Limites
Deutsche Welle TV - The German public broadcaster providing a 24-hour-a-day source of news and information from Germany and Europe. It distributes from Berlin to five continents via a global satellite network and a few thousand cable network operators and TV channels. It also broadcasts to 5,800 hotels around the world and reaches over 210 million households in Europe, Asia, Africa and the Americas, broadcasting in German, English, Spanish and Arabic. www.dw-world.de/