Accelerating the Future...

PAST WINNERS IN THE CATEGORY ECONOMY

2017 - Economy - Category Winner

Mobisol

Mobisol offers easy-to-use solar home systems for low-income people. These plug’n play systems are quickly installed by locally trained and certified technicians (which furthers employment). An innovative pay-as-you-go scheme allows the customer to pay off the installation, up to over 36 months, using mobile banking services: this allows high-quality and durable systems that are still affordable for low-income people. Unlike other existing systems, the initial package includes comprehensive maintenance services. Besides providing clean power for thousands of insufficiently served rural communities, Mobisol allows to create economic opportunities by electrifying small businesses or through the resale of extra energy.
2018 - Economy - Category Winner

Fundación Capital

More than two billion of the poorest people in the world have little or no access to a bank account. Fundacion Capital facilitates partnerships between governments and financial institutions to provide inclusive financial services and social programs. It reached over 5 million people in 2016.
2011 - Economy - Category Winner

worldofgood.com

EBay’s WorldofGood.com is the world’s largest multi-seller marketplace for socially and environmentally responsible shopping, which features thousands of products from around the world and combines trust and transparency with the online shopping experience.
2012 - Economy - Category Winner

WaterCredit

A program of Water.org, an organization co-founded by actor Matt Damon and CEO Gary White, WaterCredit uses its donor funding to leverage commercial capital and support microloans to people and communities in Bangladesh, India, Kenya and Uganda who want to build access to clean water and sanitation.
2013 - Economy - Category Winner

Bolsa Verde do Rio de Janeiro

BVRio is a nonprofit that develops market mechanisms to support compliance with Brazilian environmental laws. It has built a platform to trade greenhouse gas credits and a system where industry pays informal trash sorters who collect bottles, cans and paper and sell them for recycling.
2014 - Economy - Category Winner

Bitcoin

Bitcoin uses peer-to-peer technology to operate with no central authority or banks; managing transactions and the issuing of bitcoins is carried out collectively by the network. Bitcoin is open-source; its design is public, nobody owns or controls Bitcoin and everyone can take part. Through many of its unique properties, Bitcoin allows exciting uses that could not be covered by any previous payment system.
2015 - Economy - Category Winner

Social Progress Index

Social Progress Index is a framework for measuring the extent to which countries provide for the social and environmental needs of their citizens.
2015 - Economy - Category Winner

Living Breakwater

Living Breakwater is a comprehensive design for coastal resiliency that strengthens biodiversity and coastal habitats.

ECONOMY

ECONOMY

Avoid being on a fixed wage.

Indian Proverb

Money may make the world go around, but fair values and free markets make it a more enjoyable ride. Recent economic events have thrusted many global economic weaknesses into the spotlight. This category includes works to implant transparency, remove barriers, and internalize costs. The pinnacle of economic sustainability is making market price equal true value.


MEET THE EXPERTS:

Aaron Goldzimer

Adriana HoyosSenior Fellow & Strategy Consultant

Her work interests are the outcomes of market access, financial technology, corporate strategy, financial inclusion, public policy, crowd economy and public and private partnerships.Prior to joining Harvard, she served as CEO of Women's World Banking (Co.), and worked for several years in the...
Expert Panel
Policy Panel
Award Categories
Economy
Aaron Goldzimer

Adriano La VopaBusiness Process Expert - Supplier Open Innovatinon

Adriano has an extensive experience in technology innovations, technology scouting and transfer, as well as in innovation management. He has been technology broker, consultant, manager of a joint venture active in nanotech domain, and a project manager for supporting companies in adopting new...
Expert Panel
Scalability Panel
Award Categories
Economy
Aaron Goldzimer

Anant K. SundaramProfessor, Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth

He works with senior managers of major companies on business valuation, and how their firms’ fundamentals and metrics drive market valuations. Anant has published in leading journals in finance, law, and organization studies, is coauthor of a leading textbook, has authored dozens of cases, and...
Expert Panel
Impact Panel
Award Categories
Economy
Aaron Goldzimer

Aniol EstebanProgram Director, New Economics Foundation

He works with all teams at NEF to identify strategic priorities, identify funding opportunities and ensure a coherent vision and direction for the organisation. Aniol joined NEF in 2007 as Head of Environment. Over the following eight years he developed NEF’s Environment Programme building a...
Expert Panel
Policy Panel
Award Categories
Economy
Aaron Goldzimer

Azraai EffendiSenior Economist

Experienced in project economic feasibility and the analysis of the energy industry; both in hydrocarbon and renewables. Possesses knowledge in strategic management including scenario development and decision analysis. His specialties include hydrocarbon contracts and fiscal regimes, economic and...
Expert Panel
Validation Panel
Award Categories
Economy
Aaron Goldzimer

Brian CzechPresident, Center for the Advancement of the Steady State Economy

The founding President of CASSE, Brian is also a Visiting Professor at Virginia Tech, where he teaches ecological economics in the National Capitol Region. Brian is a regular contributor to The Huffington Post and The Daly News, a blog devoted to advancing the steady state economy as a policy goal...
Expert Panel
Scalability Panel
Award Categories
Economy
Aaron Goldzimer

Chantal Line CarpentierChief UNCTAD New York Office

At UNCTAD – the focal point in the United Nations for the integrated treatment of trade and development and interrelated issues in the areas of finance, technology, investment and sustainable development - she leads her team to bridge the research and technical cooperation conducted by...
Expert Panel
Policy Panel
Award Categories
Economy
Aaron Goldzimer

Charles SeafordDirector, An Economy That Works

Charles was previously Head of the Centre for Well-being at New Economic foundation, a leading UK think tank promoting social, economic and environmental justice....
Expert Panel
Impact Panel
Award Categories
Economy
Aaron Goldzimer

David BarkinProfesor de Economía, Universidad Autonoma Metropolitana-Xochimilco

He received his doctorate in economics from Yale University and was awarded the National Prize in Political Economics in 1979 for his analysis of inflation in Mexico. He is a member of the Mexican Academy of Sciences and of the National Research Council. In 1974, he was a founding member of the...
Expert Panel
Validation Panel
Award Categories
Economy

Accelerating the Future...

Copyright 2019. Katerva — Accelerating the Future.