Entrepreneurs for Resilience Award
18 Sep 2019, 23:59 CEST
7 Nov 2019
Selection of top 12 candidates
8 Nov 2019 - 10 Jan 2020
30 Jan 2020
Selection of top 6 candidates
31 Jan - 03 Apr 2020
On-site due diligence
23 Apr 2020
Selection of 3 finalists
20 May 2020
The Swiss Re Foundation’s Entrepreneurs for Resilience Award recognises entrepreneurial initiatives that take innovative approaches to building resilient societies and realising the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals. While resilience is the core theme of the annual award program, its specific focus changes from year to year.
In the 2020 award cycle, we focused on supporting innovative solutions for climate-smart agriculture, including crop and livestock production as well as aquaculture. To be eligible for the award, an enterprise must take a business-minded approach to providing tools, technologies and approaches enabling smallholder and/or medium scale farmers in low-income communities to carry out agricultural activities in a way that is both environmentally sustainable and socially beneficial.
The 2020 Entrepreneurs for Resilience Award winner, AMAATI, was selected from three finalists by a jury of Swiss Re senior executives, an academic representative and a Swiss Re clients at a virtual award ceremony on 20 May 2020.
AMAATI and runners-up Climate Smart Group Brazil and Tulaa will share the prize money of USD 700 000. In addition to the financial contributions the winner and the two runners-up will also benefit from coaching and technical advice from Swiss Re employees with relevant expertise.
Smart tech for smarter farming
The Climate Smart Group Brazil helps farmers generate revenue by obtaining access to tradeable emission certificates by adopting regenerative land management practices.
Winner 2016: Virtual physical therapy for the elderly
SimpleTherapy offers video-based, head-to-toe exercise therapy programs that help seniors improve their condition.