TORONTO, Sept. 22, 2016 /PRNewswire/ - Students from thirty-six countries will demonstrate how entrepreneurial action and business innovation are addressing the world's toughest challenges at the Enactus World Cup 2016 from 28-30 September in Toronto, Ontario.
The annual competition follows the United Nations' #GlobalGoals week, September 18-24, designed to drive awareness of the United Nations' Sustainable Development Goals.
Three thousand five hundred student, academic and business leaders from around the world will participate in the Enactus World Cup to showcase students' projects during three days of competition and collaboration.
"Enactus has taken a leadership position by engaging youth in the advancement of the United Nations' Sustainable Development Goals, known by many as the #GlobalGoals," says Aaron Sherinian, Chief Communications and Marketing Officer for the UN Foundation, and guest moderator for the Enactus Global Goals Forum. "The Enactus World Cup showcases what is possible when bright young minds focus on entrepreneurial action for a better world."
"Enactus students are passionate champions of business solutions for positive impact," states Kees Kruythoff, Chairman of the Enactus Worldwide Board of Directors and President, Unilever North America, "Many Enactus projects go on to become sustainable social enterprises. This is how we create a brighter future for everyone, and this is how we all win."
"Enactus is proud to collaborate with some of our valued partners in the Global Goals Forum at the World Cup," said Enactus incoming president and chief executive officer Rachael Jarosh. At the Enactus Global Goals Forum, Capital One Canada will address Quality Education (goal 4 of the SDGs), The Coca-Cola Company will address Clean Water and Sanitation (goal 6), Walmart will address Reduced Inequalities (goal 10), CHEP/IFCO will address Responsible Consumption and Production (goal 12) and Unilever will address Climate Action (goal 13).
Enactus World Cup 2016, presented by KPMG, will be held at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre – South Building. Enactus projects are making a significant difference around the world: in the past year, Enactus students volunteered 7 million hours, creating and implementing 4,100 projects that impacted 1.2 million people. These experiences not only transformed lives, but helped students develop the skills, talent and perspective that are essential to leadership in an increasingly complex and challenging world. Enactus World Cup 2016 can be viewed live at http://www.enactus.org/worldcup.
Enactus is an international organization dedicated to inspiring students to improve the world through entrepreneurial action. The Enactus experience transforms both the lives of the people the projects serve, and in turn, the lives of Enactus students as they develop into more effective, values-driven leaders. Founded in 1975, today Enactus has more than 69,000 student participants on over 1,700 campuses in 36 countries. For more information visit www.enactus.org.