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Конкурс ПРООН: предприятие по оказанию воздействия на этап роста для ЦУР



The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), École polytechniquefédérale de Lausanne (EPFL), Orange and SAP launch the second edition of the Growth Stage Impact Ventures (GSIV) for Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) initiative.

The initiative aims to identifying and showcasing mature impact ventures in emerging countries with the catalytic potential to drive both large impact and yield sustainable profit.

The top 12 nominated entrepreneurs will be invited to pitch their products and solutions at the SDG Finance Geneva Summit, scheduled to take place in the first quarter of 2021 during the Building Bridges Week and will get support to access strategic partners to scale up their venture.

The 2020 Call for Nominations will only accept Post Series A impact ventures providing products and services which reduce inequalities (with particular attention to gender inequalities) by providing solutions that empower people at the bottom of the pyramid to access to quality health, affordable and clean energy, and by reducing and recovering waste.

Eligibility Criteria

Enterprises with the following profile:

        An established business model and strong financial track record (based on number of clients, break-even, valuation, and turnover);

        An innovative technology, business model, or process with a strong competitive advantage (Intellectual property, clear unique selling proposition, uniqueness factor);

        Closed a Series A deal (valued at US$500,000 or more) or reached break-even through organic growth;

        Had their accounts audited;

        Retained a solid team with complementary competencies to run and grow a business;

        An impact-driven model—meaning that the venture aims to generate a measurable, positive social or environmental impact, with impact measurement metrics and/or key performance indicators in place;

        Mission driven enterprises (possibly within by-laws);

        Contributed to or have the potential to contribute to the achievement of more than one SDG, in an integrated way;

        Followed an inclusive business model with products and services that involve people at the bottom of the economic pyramid (BoP) — namely people with less than US$10 per day (in purchasing power measured in 2015 US dollars) or other excluded or vulnerable groups—as consumers, producers, suppliers, distributors, and employees;

        Demonstrated that they are scalable at the regional, continental, or cross-sectoral level.

UNDP calls for third parties (accelerators, impact funds, family offices, international organizations, etc.) to nominate from their own pipelines, up to 3 entrepreneurs which meet the eligibility criteria. Self-nomination will not be accepted.

Deadline: 15-Jul-2020  For more information, visit https://www.europe.undp.org/content/geneva/en/home/presscenter/pressreleases/2020/GSIV-2020-call-for-nominations/