Social Innovation

How social innovators have improved the lives of over 722 million

Beatrice Di Caro
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From using hip-hop to transform the lives of favela dwellers in Brazil, unlocking ancient storytelling through augmented reality in Australia, decentralising healthcare in the Netherlands, eradicating hidden hunger in Costa Rica and mobilizing over $200 million for global public healthcare innovation in Switzerland, social innovators are finding systemic solutions to the world's most pressing problems to ensure a just, sustainable and equitable world.

The Schwab Foundation’s community of leading social innovators have impacted the lives of over 722 million people in 190 countries.

Stay tuned for the announcement of the Schwab Foundation for Social Entrepreneurship’s Social Innovators of the Year 2022.

In partnership with the Motsepe Foundation.

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  • Hilde Schwab, Co-Founder and Chairperson, Schwab Foundation for Social Entrepreneurship
  • Klaus Schwab, Executive Chairman, World Economic Forum
  • Precious Moloi-Motsepe, Co-Chair, Motsepe Foundation

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  • François Bonnici, Director, Schwab Foundation for Social Entrepreneurship
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