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We support social innovators to collectively create a more just, sustainable and equitable world

In partnership with the World Economic Forum, the Schwab Foundation is a leading global platform that convenes a pioneering community of over 400 change-makers and seeks to advance the field of social innovation towards more systemic change.

Advancing Social Innovation in three ways:

Global visibility

through recognition, legitimacy and inclusion at World Economic Forum

Peer support

through the Foundation’s community of like-minded social innovators

Knowledge building

to enable more strategic and systematic approaches

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About us

Since its foundation in 1998, The Schwab Foundation has acknowledged social innovators as a new kind of leader – values-driven, inclusive, entrepreneurial individuals who develop sustainable new models across businesses, social development and environmental initiatives.

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Since its foundation, a total of 722 million lives have been directly improved by the work of this community of leading social innovators.

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Hilde Schwab, Co-Founder and Chairperson of the Schwab Foundation for Social Entrepreneurship

The Schwab Foundation Social Innovators stand for trust, truth and service. They truly devote their lives through innovative actions to improve livelihoods.

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Find out more in the 2022 Schwab Foundation Annual Report