Enactus World Cup Showcases Elite Sustainability Projects Designed
by University Students from 37 Countries
Today, the World Trade Centers Association Foundation (WTCAF) selected four Enactus teams as beacons of thriving social enterprises and the potential of solutions to come. The projects were featured as part of the global showcase of innovation and social entrepreneurship at Enactus World Cup 2019 in Silicon Valley, CA.
In partnership with Enactus, WTCAF endorses worldwide goals of peace, social innovation and sustainability through collaboration, fair trade and ethical international business practices.
This work culminates at the Enactus World Cup 2019, featuring the collective impact created by its global network of student, business and academic leaders. The signature event for Enactus, a global non-profit with more than 72,000 student members, closes on 18 September after three days of collaboration, competition and celebration.
“Our partnership with World Trade Center Association demonstrates the innovative partnerships required to develop nextgen leaders and invest in social enterprises that fuel economic opportunity across industries and geographies,” said Terry Torok, Enactus Chief Innovation Officer. “These awards are not only the chance to recognize projects and businesses with measurable impact; they are also celebrating the early ideation and budding innovation where students are exploring the future pipeline of solutions.”
The top four teams—Enactus Korea: Seoul University with their project Dine; Enactus Mexico: Praiseworthy Autonomous University of Puebla (BUAP) with their project CPlantae; Enactus Brazil with their advanced-stage project Sertao; and Enactus France with with their early-stage project—were recognized at the Enactus World Cup before a live audience of business, academic and student leaders, as well as the live online audience around the world. Enactus team members selected by WTCAF delegates receive mentoring and skill development by WTCAF and are eligible to serve as WTCAF Junior Trade Ambassadors of Peace.
Remy Swaab, Vice Chair of the Board for the World Trade Centers Association, represented World Trade Centers Association Foundation, a panel titled “Driving the Global Goals Through Power and Purpose” for the Alumni Action Accelerator stage on 18 September.
WTCAF and Enactus share common values and strategies for success; the alliance is an opportunity for both organizations to advance shared value initiatives, achieve corporate citizenship and attain sustainable goals.