C3 and HSBC Partner to Launch a Social Impact Accelerator Program

Social enterprise Consult and Coach for a Cause (C3) has partnered with HSBC to expand the C3 Social Impact Accelerator program.

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Up to 100 applicants from the UAE, Egypt, Kuwait and Oman will be shortlisted, out of which 20 will be selected to participate in a week-long program in February 2019 in Dubai with impact investors and experts from the social enterprise world. All applicants must be contributing to the UN Sustainable Development Goals. (Source: C3)

The program supports the achievement of key milestones in the journey of an entrepreneur and focuses on helping entrepreneurs achieve financial sustainability and solve major social challenges at scale, a press release states.

Medea Nocentini, Co-founder of C3 said:

It is quite remarkable how this program has grown since our inception just over five years ago. There is now greater awareness and understanding of the importance of social enterprises and we are seeing a growing number of interested entrepreneurs actively seeking to grow businesses that can create positive change and drive impact.

Commenting on the partnership Sabrin Rahman, Regional Head of Sustainability MENAT for HSBC Bank Middle East Limited, said:

Businesses are increasingly realizing the importance of embedding social responsibility measures within their strategy and operations. Together, we will develop the skills of entrepreneurs who truly have the potential to make a positive impact in the region.

To find out more and apply, please head here.

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