• Young people need a platform where they will feel safe when experimenting and failing – Edin Mehić

    In this Interview we´re talking with Edin Mehić, who brings a lot of knowledge in the field of Start-ups, Entrepreneurship and Recruiting.     He works as a serial entrepreneur, proven business executive, angel investor, mentor, active motivational speaker and co-founder of Networks. Networks is a business center and a co-working community in the heart of Sarajevo. Their various services are designed to inspire growth, innovations and business development.       Dear Edin, […]

  • The future is bright, the future is blue… Enter the sea of opportunity! – BlueGrowth

    Aephoria is a sustainable-business education and incubation program for startup companies operating in Greece. Its goal is to help entrepreneurs transform their dreams into business with a positive economic, environmental and social impact. Aephoria’s most successful initiative is  BlueGrowth  which aims to inspire and help young entrepreneurs realize their innovative concepts relating to marine and fresh water resources.    Present to us your organization in 2 sentences  The sea provides us with […]

  • “Legs don’t feel tired when the heart knows what it is beating for” – The Kind Transporter

    Aleksa Živković is a winner of Social Impact Award 2015 in Serbia, with an enormous passion for helping people in his local community. The Kind Transporter (formerly known as Youth for Elders), a social business he runs, is more than just a bike courier service: they deliver groceries, fast food, pay bills, deliver money, deliver construction materials and move furniture. They don’t pollute air, as everything is done by bike, […]

  • The changing trends towards a sustainable market in the Tourist Industry – TourViaMe

    Montenegro – as one of our smallest and newest SIA countries – is getting more and more sensitive in the sphere of Social Business as markets change. The international travel industry i.e. shows a rise in social inclusions of regional projects. Enterprises connect with regional organizations to create “green” awareness, just like TourViaMe does.    Like every good travel company in the world, Tour Via Me wants to foster responsible and sustainable travel. Foundations like Planeterra.org […]

  • Volunteering is developing yourself without any cost – Meet Jovana!

    Jovana Cedomirovic was a part of SIA Serbia volunteers team. During the four-month period she has shown a tremendous passion and dedication and has certainly improved the project’s visibility in Serbia. She believes that volunteering is an opportunity to learn about yourself and your abilities, meet interesting people and learn something new each day.   How did you become a part of Social Impact Award?  Due to the fact that I […]

  • “Organic production has become such a business as usual, that its core of preserving nature, biodiversity and people has been lost along the way.” – OurGoodEarth

    Nasha Dobra Zemja (Our Good Earth) is the first organic food cooperative of consumers in Macedonia. They started as an informal group of 20 families in search of organic, ecological local food from the cleanest regions of Macedonia. In two years (helped by donations) they got into the most hidden villages in Macedonia and visited more than 100 farmers to find the cleanest and best quality food for themselves and their families. The interest […]

  • A Brief Example for growing Social Business Cooperation in Russia

    Social Impact Award is a community that unites people from different fields to build a stronger and sustainable world. Eduard Ostrobrod is the Vice President of Sela Corporation Russia, which is a leader in producing casual clothes in Russia since 1990s. Eduard is a partner of Social Impact Award and helps to make this award happen in 2016. Potentially, Eduard will be the mentor for one of the project in the […]

  • The Diversity lies in the SIA Volunteer itself – Meet Zsuzsanna!

    Zsuzsanna Hernadi joint the Social Impact Award as a Volunteer in January 2016. After half a year, she talks about her impressions and wide tasks of SIA experiences.  Dear Zsuzsanna, you’re a part of SIA’s volunteer team since the beginning 2016. Why did you decide to join the team? “I heard about SIA on the day of the Kick-off event. It was in January, I think. My first thought was: “It […]

  • First mover in Bosnia and Herzegovina – global supply on ecological woodwork by MS&Wood

    Trees are one of the most vital natural resources in the world, with tremendous benefits for supporting life. It has an irreplaceable role in the world ecology, as forests are nature’s lungs. There is not a species on the planet that does not owe its existence to trees. People have benefited from forests for thousands of years, utilizing this amazing resource for shelter, fuel, tools and even medicine, with more […]

  • “No matter your age or standing, there is potential to turn a passion or skill from your professional or social life into a social enterprise idea”

    Ana Filipovska is the General Secretary at the Country Coordinating Mechanism, a multi-sectorial body that includes institutions that have important roles in delivering key interventions and shaping policy and advocacy in public health. She is responsible for providing technical assistance to its committees, conducting trainings, and overseeing grants supported by the Global Fund. Filipovska also has experience in strengthening Macedonian communities by using social enterprises as resources for the mobilization […]