Global Sports Week has opened applications for the 2021 GSW Social Booster programme, powered by 17 Sport, that identifies, promotes and supports impact-led sports projects from around the world.
The programme is open to non-profits and social businesses that use sport to address specific objectives identified by the UN Sustainable Development Goals.
The selected finalists will have the opportunity to pitch their projects to prospective investors and key leaders of sports business and society during Global Sports Week Paris 2021 which will be held between February 1st and 5th 2021, with events taking place in Paris, Beijing, Tokyo, Milan, Dakar, Los Angeles and online.
In total, eight non-profit and social business projects will be chosen from around the world, based on their relevance to one or more of the following UN Sustainable Development Goals:
· Health (Goal 3)
· Quality Education for all (Goal 4)
· Gender Equality (Goal 5)
· Climate Action (Goal 13)
The finalists will be selected based on a proven effectiveness and scalability of their models.
After the event, the finalists will take part in a three-month acceleration programme led by 17 Sport and focused on providing strategic and structural support to their organisation and/or project.
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In 2020, nine finalists were invited to the inaugural Global Sports Week, including:
· 0 Mégot (France)
· 49ers EDU (US)
· Baba au run (France)
· ENGSO Youth (Europe / Hungary)
· Fundlife (Philippines)
· La recyclerie sportive (France)
· Parikrma foundation (India)
· Sourire d’un enfant (France / Senegal)
· Terres en mêlées (France / Madagascar)
Further information about the benefits and the requirements of the programme can be found here.
About Global Sports Week Paris
Global Sports Week Paris is an annual international forum that brings together leaders and disruptors from sport, business, culture, media, government and society. Its agenda is focused on the future of sport at the intersection of business and society.
GSWParis offers innovative formats and directly connects global leaders of sport with athletes, grassroots actors, fans and emerging talents.
In 2021, GSWParis will return from February 1st - 5th 2021. It will boast a new, multi-country format, mixing physical and digital experiences, with events in six cities worldwide.
About 17 Sport
17 Sport is the world’s first integrated, sports impact company aiming to build a positive future for the world through sport.
Operating at the intersection of sport, business and purpose, 17 Sport provides Purpose-led strategic, commercial and activation solutions to progressive global properties, sponsors, athletes and non-profits.
17 Sport specialises in helping our clients understand how to align their strategies with the UN Sustainable Development Goals, the only global roadmap to a better world for people and planet.