Enactus World Cup 2019
16 September 2019 - 19 September 2019, 10:00AM - 6:00PM, PST
San Jose, California, USA
The Egyptian team from Cairo University was named the 2019 Enactus World Cup Champion. KPMG International has served as the presenting sponsor of the Enactus World Cup since 2011, and has supported Enactus for more than two decades. Enactus is an international organization that supports future leaders and drives positive change in communities across the globe. This global event connects students with academic and business leaders through entrepreneurial-based projects that empower people to transform opportunities into real, sustainable progress. Among the student innovations are ways to improve sanitation, farming, energy sources, employment, health care, education and recycling.
The 2019 Enactus World Cup included 700 students from 152 universities and colleges. During the competition, students from 31 countries competed by delivering a 12 minute presentation to showcase their application of business innovation and entrepreneurial action to create social impact. The event is the culmination of more than a year's work, with 72,000 students from 34 countries initially competing at a national level for a place in the World Cup. The Enactus World Champion team received prize money to be shared between them and three other runners up and their Enactus country operations for a total of US$90,000 to help scale their projects and enterprises.
Cairo University in Egypt developed a self-sufficient social enterprise, offering a high-quality organic menstrual pad, made by women for women. Project Rosie, which started as a women’s sanitation project and grew into a social impact business, markets and sells organic pads that are eco-friendly and affordable. Women were traditionally unable to afford sanitary pads or found that their health was suffering from using pads that contained plastic. Other finalists were: Lambton College in Canada, Brigham Young University in the US and the University of Mannheim in Germany. Shri Ram College of Commerce in India won The World Water Race for its Project Asbah. It was awarded up to US$120,000 in funding to support project scaling to provide clean drinking water at reasonable prices to urban and rural dwellers through community water filtration plants.
Enactus also presented four KPMG partners with the Enactus Champion Award for their dedication to the organization: Shaun Kelly, Chief Operating Officer, KPMG International; Lord Dr. Michael Hastings, KPMG Ambassador; Willy Kruh, Global Chairman, Consumer & Retail and National Industry Leader, KPMG in Canada; and Bernie Milano, Executive Director, KPMG Foundation, US. They were recognized for judging competitions, mentoring student teams, delivering inspiring presentations, securing funding and acting as the official scorer of the Enactus World Cup.
KPMG’s dedication to lifelong learning, literacy and education goes beyond Enactus, with strategic partnerships with WE, Junior Achievement and One Young World. KPMG is committed to the 17 SDGs to make our world more prosperous, inclusive, sustainable and resilient.
The 2020 Enactus World Cup will be held in the Netherlands.
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