Awards To Spur Social Innovation

WorldChanging reports that Kleiner Perkins, a top venture capital firm, is establishing a $100,000 prize for innovation in green technology.

“This award will encourage innovation in sustainable, green growth,” said KPCB partner Brook Byers. “We will bring worldwide recognition to entrepreneurs who achieve breakthroughs in green energy generation, storage, conservation or policies, whether from an individual or a team, whether public or private, anywhere in the world.”

If green technology is not your cup of tea, take a look at Fast Company’s Social Capitalist Awards. You can read the call for entries here. The registrations are due in June so you only have a few weeks if you want to get an entry in for the 2007 awards.

2 thoughts on “Awards To Spur Social Innovation”

  1. Dear Mr. Quaggiotto,

    Everyone wants to innovate, but few do. Here is a report on some who really have. Have a look.

    The Social Intrapreneur: A Field Guide for Corporate Changemakers is produced in partnership with IDEO, The Skoll Foundation and Allianz. It highlights the role of innovation and entrepreneurship in bringing practical, market-based solutions to some of the world’s most pressing social and environmental challenges while identifying the core qualities that make intrapreneurs successful. The Field Guide suggests ways that businesses can best utilize their talents to create value for shareholders and society. For further information and most recent developments of our work in this area, please see our website http://www.sustainability.com.

    Please email me if you have any questions,

    Jonathan J. Halperin
    Director, Research and Advocacy

  2. Dear Social ROI,

    Everyone wants to innovate, but few do. Here is a report on some who really have. Have a look.

    The Social Intrapreneur: A Field Guide for Corporate Changemakers is produced in partnership with IDEO, The Skoll Foundation and Allianz. It highlights the role of innovation and entrepreneurship in bringing practical, market-based solutions to some of the world’s most pressing social and environmental challenges while identifying the core qualities that make intrapreneurs successful. The Field Guide suggests ways that businesses can best utilize their talents to create value for shareholders and society. For further information and most recent developments of our work in this area, please see our website http://www.sustainability.com.

    Please email me if you have any questions,

    Jonathan J. Halperin
    Director, Research and Advocacy

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