Social Impact

The category of Social Impact awards individuals making a positive impact in the community through work in social innovation within the for profit, non-profit or public sector. This includes new strategies, concepts, ideas and organisations that meet social needs, such as social enterprise, corporate social responsibility, education, community development, the environment, or health care. Individuals working in this field could be working on open source methods and techniques, innovation with a social purpose (like microcredit or distance learning), social entrepreneurship or other areas of social innovation that have a demonstrated positive impact on society.