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Entreps presents the 4th Global Entreps Awards


06 Jun 2018


Innovation & Enterprise
On the 18-19th of June in Brussels (CoR) Entreps - International Board of Business Owners & Entrepreneurs organises the 4th edition of the Global Entreps Awards, and the #5Gcitizens international congress with the patronage of the European Parliament.  
Entreps - International Board of Business Owners & Entrepreneurs, present in 124 countries with 88 Ambassadors, 124 Counsels, and more than 2.2 million members, is the most influential worldwide non-profit organization promoting sustainable entrepreneurship and business undertaking through innovation and nonpartisan public-private partnerships. What makes Entreps special is its sound commitment to sustainable development, in particular to human rights and environmental protection.  
The Global Entreps Awards 
Entreps adorns its best finery every year via the Global Entreps Awards, the Oscars for Sustainable Business Development in the world, by rewarding organisations, institutions, companies and individuals which achieve outstanding results, innovating with no negative impact to the planet, leading the permanent transformation society dreams of and making a difference.    
The 4th Global Entreps Awards are entirely devoted to the UN Sustainable Development Goals 2030, that inspired 17 award categories this year:  
  • Goal 1 ‘No Poverty  - Commitment’ – to end poverty in all its forms everywhere
  • Goal 2 ‘Zero Hunger – before Hand’- to end hunger, achieve food security and improved nutrition and promote sustainable agriculture
  • Goal 3 ‘Good Health and Well-being - AIDs’ – to ensure healthy lives and promote well-being for all at all ages
  • Goal 4 ‘Quality Education - Islam’- to ensure inclusive and equitable quality education and promote lifelong learning opportunities for all
  • Goal 5 ‘Gender Equality – Raising Awareness’- to achieve gender equality and empower all women and girls
  • Goal 6 ‘Clean Water and Sanitation - Asia’- to ensure availability and sustainable management of water and sanitation for all
  • Goal 7 ‘Affordable and Clean Energy – Retail Market’- to ensure access to affordable, reliable, sustainable and modern energy for all
  • Goal 8 ‘Decent Work and Economic Growth – Welcome Home’ – to promote sustained, inclusive and sustainable economic growth, full and productive employment and decent work for all       
  • Goal 9 ‘Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure - Transformation’ – to build resilient infrastructure, promote inclusive and sustainable industrialization and foster innovation
  • Goal 10 ‘Reduced Inequalities - Inclusion’ – to reduce inequality within and among countries
  • Goal 11 ‘Sustainable Cities and Communities – Smart Cities’ – to make cities and human settlements inclusive, safe, resilient and sustainable
  • Goal 12 ‘Responsible Consumption and Production – Latin America’ – to ensure sustainable consumption and production patterns
  • Goal 13 ‘Climate Action – Circular Economy’ – to take urgent action to combat climate change and its impacts
  • Goal 14 ‘Life below Water - Fiji, French Polynesia, Israel, Colombia and Palau’- to conserve and sustainably use the oceans, seas and marine resources for sustainable development 
  • Goal 15 ‘Life on Land – Big Cats’ – to protect, restore and promote sustainable use of terrestrial ecosystems, sustainably manage forests, combat desertification, and halt and reverse land degradation and halt biodiversity loss
  • Goal 16 ‘Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions - Africa’ – to promote peaceful and inclusive societies for sustainable development, provide access to justice for all and build effective, accountable and inclusive institutions at all levels
  • Goal 17 ‘Partnerships for the Goals - Livelihood and Climate Change’ - to strengthen the means of implementation and revitalize the global partnership for sustainable development
  • Category 18  ‘Sustainable Tourism – Skills and Employment for the Disabled’
  • Category 19 Digital Anti-Fake Actions
  • Category 20  European DNA – a Lifetime Devoted to Europe 
  • Category 21 Global Media Excellence – Policy & Jobs
  • Category 22 Global Collaborative Economy Impact
  • Category 23 Sustainable Innovation and Competitiveness – Best Practices
  • Category 24  Women Activism in Africa
  • Category 25 Digital Start-up – Sharing Artificial Intelligence 
  • Category 26 Global Talent Scouting in Sports – Big Data
  • Category 27 IoT Global Impact
  • Category 28 Social Start-up Africa
  • Category 29 Online Education Excellence - Latin America
  • Category 30 The Earth from the Space  
The Jury is composed of rotating organizations and public figures from 124 countries. Among them there are members who only propose candidates or engage themselves in the voting processes. Among them are e.g.:  Mr. Alan Solomont (former US Ambassador), Best Franchisee of the World, Michael Lee - the Global Alliance (South Korea), the OECD, Mr. Markku Markkula (Finland), Mrs. Yureidy Vargas (Dominican Republic Embassy), Mr. Divaika Kiemba (Democratic Republic of El Congo), Mr. Andrea Gelfi (JEUNE), and others like the UNODC and some embassies proposing candidates to the Jury. 
The 124-member Jury of the Entreps Awards seeks within its winners commitment to solving challenges ahead as well as those who have learned from risks taken in the past. There are some principles our awardees must always respect and promote, in particular those set by the United Nations via the ‘Addis Ababa’ Sustainable Development Goals 2030.  
Among the awardees from previous editions were: President of the USA Mr. Bill Clinton, Professor Mr. Josh Lerner (Harvard Business School), President of Mexico Mr. Vicente Fox, GEM (Global Entrepreneurship Monitor), RTVE Spain, Mr. Markku Markkula (President of the EU Committee of the Regions CoR), Mrs. Madi Sharma, IESE-IE-ESADE Business Schools, Madrid Emprende (Government of Madrid), Mr. Arnaldo Abruzzini (CEO of EuroChambres), LinkedIn, CEAL (Latin America Business Council), the College of Europe, INMESOL (supplying portable electricity to villages in Africa), Mr. Henri Malosse (President of the European Economic and Social Committee EESC) and many more. 
Who we are 
Also informally known as the UN for entrepreneurs, with its recent headquarters in Brussels, Entreps was born back in 2010 in Boston MA as an umbrella organisation gathering together through our activities and initiatives influential personalities - such as Bill Clinton, Michael Lee, Vicente Fox, Mariya Gabriel, Innocentia Motau. Since 2017 our Ambassador before the European Institutions is Mr. Markku Markkula, former President and recent 1st VicePresident of the European Committee of the Regions. 
Over time we have collaborated with cutting-edge institutions and firms like LinkedIn, the College of Europe, Apple, TEDx, the European Commission, Harvard Business School, the European Parliament, Nokia, British Airways and EURADA, but also with organisations of start-ups, SMEs and entrepreneurs from five continents.  
The Entreps' motto is 'looking beyond the horizon for a better future' for what we raise our hand beyond our eyes to scan the horizon. Our Entreps Award, our Statue represent the pioneer we all have inside breaking the hatch with his/her open palm above the eyes searching the distance, always open to explore innovative routes.   
Our Magna Carta and the Santander Global Agreement are two key documents setting what we are, our original principles and goals, and the recent initiatives we promote. Since 2015 we have also added innovation and digitization, the UN Sustainable Development Goals and the empowerment of citizens to our commitments to society.  
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