Social Innovation Fund is a catalyst for change within the Encouraging Future Generations Program; a great tool for Allianz entities to generate long term partnerships and further develop their CR strategy beyond charitable donations. Main aim of the fund is to enable best-practice-exchange and creation of local lighthouse projects in social inclusion.
Even though selection criteria for winners ranged from innovation scale to incorporation of employee engagement aspects; common denominator for all was the Group focus on United Nations Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) Number 8 target: increasing number of children and youth in education, training and employability by 2020.
From 4 continents in total of 9 projects were selected as leading examples of this target, making them eligable for funding. Among the winners were Argentina, Brazil, Germany, Ghana, Indonesia, Italy, Madagascar, Poland and Portugal.
This year´s selection committee was formed by Allianz Corporate Citizenship Team, Impact Hub and SOS Children´s Villages.