The GSIV, an Initiative organized by UNDP Geneva, EPFL Tech4Impact, Orange, and SAP, focuses on mature impact ventures in developing countries with game-changing potential to drive impact and yield.
The selected impact ventures will be invited to pitch during the SDG Finance Geneva Summit, which will occur in the first quarter of 2021. Ventures will receive a great amount of exposure before and during the event, and access to a wide network of decision-makers interested in learning more about their innovation and plans to scale up.
Thematic and Geographic Scope
While the proportion of people living in poverty has fallen steadily in recent decades, poverty remains widespread in numerous developing countries. Moreover, disparities in human development are significant within and between countries, as documented in the 2019 Human Development Report (HDR). The ongoing COVID-19 pandemic risks a global socio-economic crisis that will push millions of people back into poverty—threating vulnerable women, children, elderly people, and informal workers most.
The 2020 GSIV Call for Nominations will promote ventures that contribute to tackling inequalities (with particular attention to gender inequalities) and empowering poor and vulnerable people in developing countries in the following areas:
> Increasing Access to Quality Health Care,
> Increasing Access to Affordable and Clean Energy, and
> Reducing and Recovering Waste.
Only ventures with headquarters, primary workforce and service provision or product market in developing countries can be eligible for the selection.
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The objective is to identify and showcase mature impact ventures in emerging countries with a catalytic potential that can drive both large impact and yield.
Nominations may be made by third parties (such as accelerators, impact funds, family offices, international organizations, or governments).
Each nominator may propose up to three (3) ventures in its pipeline that meet the eligibility criteria.
National entities belonging to the same larger corporation may each nominate.
Self-nomination by enterprises is not accepted.
Only nominations in ENGLISH LANGUAGE will be accepted.
The call for nominations is open until July 15, 2020 (11:59pm CET).
For more information please visit https://www.sgsgeneva.org/