It’s capitalism, kids, but not quite as we know it.
Last night, halfway up London’s tallest building, a group of bright young students from King’s College London showcased a socially conscious business idea that is helping to transform lives in Tanzania. They are the UK’s entry in the Enactus World Cup 2017, held at the Excel Centre, London in September.
There, they will join the brightest and the best students from around the world, representing each of the 36 countries in which the Enactus programme currently operates. More than 72,000 students are currently part of the scheme.
It’s about minds for business and hearts for the world
The idea is simple. What if the entrepreneurs, business boffins and leaders of tomorrow were to get an early education, from academics and business leaders, in the ways of sustainable social enterprise and ethical entrepreneurship?
The plan is for students to join forces and embark on projects, both locally and globally in universities around the world. The goal is to reduce inequality and waste and create positive change that is truly sustainable.
Well done to @EnactusKCL on their presentation at the World Cup Showcase yesterday! Thank you to @JellyfishAgency for hosting a great event! pic.twitter.com/4WqHInvRf3
— Enactus UK (@EnactusUK) August 17, 2017