• The packaging that had a past… may also have a future! – Pakomak

    Ideas that have potential to influence a million people or more

    Pakomak is a non-profit company, founded in 2010, whose main activity is management of packaging waste. According to the new Law on management of packaging and packaging waste, since January 10, 2011 Pakomak is the first company in Macedonia, licensed by the Ministry of environment for selection and processing of packaging waste.   The company’s goal is to build a long-lasting and solid cooperation with its customers and the Government. In […]

  • The Growing Trend of Doing Good – Social Entrepreneurship

    Updates about the Social Impact Award and its impact in society

    Thanks to the hard work and the growing presence of social entrepreneurship in society, last year was a year of significant achievements. Social Entrepreneurship is shifting economy, while we are shifting our minds. The highlight in our local Social Impact Award community last year was – “Iskra”, a prestige corporate philanthropy award by Erste Bank Montenegro. “By reducing the meaning of the term ‘social responsibility’ and labeling its actions ‘philanthropic’ and ‘volunteer […]

  • 5 reasons why you should always attend events

    Updates about the Social Impact Award and its impact in society

    By Hayley Mill, SIA Austria In today’s world we are often so busy that we tend to ignore any event promotions that pop up in our inbox or on Facebook. But should we? Events offer so many benefits – both tangible and intangible – that we really should be making time for them. Here are our top 5 reasons why you should make the time to attend an event. 1. […]

  • “Social entrepreneurs are brave and passionate people, who are not afraid to fight the windmills.” – Nikoleta Kosovac

    Updates about the Social Impact Award and its impact in society

    Nikoleta Kosovac is a coordinator of the street papers Liceulice, as well as SIA Serbia 2016 Jury member. She joined us at the beginning of the year at the Belgrade Kick-off and followed the journey of SIA throughout the year. Thanks to her enthusiasm, we managed to create a strong partnership and help each other along the way. We talked about Liceulice, but also her view on the young social entrepreneurship […]

  • SIA Romania received the Entrepreneurship Award at the Gala of Romanian Youth

    Updates about the Social Impact Award and its impact in society

      Social Impact Award Romania received recognition for its work this year from the Romanian Ministry of Youth and Sports. During the 3rd edition of the Gala of Romanian Youth, SIA was considered by the jury as the most relevant project at the Entrepreneurship category.   More than 124 projects competed for the 2016 Edition of the Gala of Romanian Youth. Their activities involved over 80.000 young people this year […]

  • Fair Cycle – The Community Winner of Social Impact Award Austria 2016

    The stories of some of the best projects from the previous years

    Fair Cycle produces bicycles and other products that make an environmental and social impact. Produced in Uganda and sold both there and on our market, they combat unemployment and support a sustainable lifestyle. Fair production, materials, price, and impact are the keystones of our philosophy and products. mobility. jobs. future. With a bicycle, a person can go four times farther and carry five times more than by walking. This allows […]

  • “Eventually in life you will end up regreting more the things you didn’t do than the things you did”

    Stories of the people that move us into action

    Today we were talking with SIA2016 in Macedonia/FYROM Blagoja Grozadnow and assistant for the this years´ community award.- chief lecturer and consultant in Konto Profit as well as SIA Jury Dear Blagoja, what exactly is Konto Profit and how did it all start? Konto Profit is a family owned business. It was started by my father some 20 years ago. At the beginning it was heavily focused on offering classic […]

  • “This amazing social venture ecosystem changed a lot for us!” – Refugees Work

    The stories of some of the best projects from the previous years

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    Refugees Work is one of the new rising impact ventures in Austria. On September 29th they were among the winners of this year’s Social Impact Award Austria. Today, they explain what there venture is about and how the Social Impact Award helped them to accelerate their activities. Refugeeswork.at is an online job platform that connects refugees with employers & streamlines the whole recruiting & onboarding process for both sides by […]

  • It is our vision to build more inclusive communities! – ZIAG

    The stories of some of the best projects from the previous years

    When in January 2015 for the first time 35 refugees came to the small village Berndorf bei Salzburg, hometown of Natalie Haas, initiator and project leader of ZIAG everything started by just doing it. What the community saw after some months was that a new inclusive community, together with the refugees, developed inside their village. “When after a few months other villages contacted us, invited us to share our experiences […]

  • Prevent Group – An example how shared value is created in Bosnia and Herzegovina

    The stories of some of the best projects from the previous years

    In times of changing business models, in which social shared value plays a more important role, Prevent Group is a good example how to persist as one of the largest private sector companies in Bosnia and leading automotive suppliers in Europe while supporting social needs. The Prevent Group strives to be a valued corporate citizen of Bosnia and Herzegovina. They are highly committed to creating shared value (CSV) and believe […]

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