Deadline:

5th January 2020.

Location:

Online.

(Award)

Description

Lead 2030 Challenge for SDG 14 – Supported by Credit Suisse

Credit Suisse is proud to support the Lead 2030 Challenge for SDG 14. The Challenge aims to surface and support impactful enterprises that look to further narrow the gap in achieving SDG 14. Credit Suisse welcomes entrepreneurs with for-profit enterprises that help improve ocean health, in any form, to submit their business plan for consideration.

More Details

The challenge invites participants from the examples below, however not restricted to, solutions that could protect and/or restore existing ocean based resources. For example:

  • Reducing marine waste (along any part of the value chain).
  • Alternatives to single use plastic packaging/materials.
  • Support sustainable aquaculture practices.
  • Provide marine conservation benefits.

Opportunity Focus Areas:

  • Marine waste.
  • Sustainable aquaculture practices.
  • Ocean related energy.
  • Blue carbon initiatives.
  •  climate change.
  • Entrepreneurship

Required Languages

English.

Eligible Countries

ALL WORLD COUNTRIES.

Program Period

12 Months.

Eligibility Requirements (Criteria)

  • Aligned: Evidently aligned with the SDG14 challenge.
  • Youth-led: Founded by a person aged 18 – 30.
  • Focused: Well-structured time horizon, identified key stakeholders and beneficiaries, and proposed outcomes that are reasonable and well thought out.
  • Proven: Readily available, in or past implementation phase.
  • Impactful: Solutions must have a positive social impact, for example generating employment, or developing skills.
  • Measurable: Impacts of solutions must have been adequately measured and/or be measurable.
  • Financially viable: Must be able to achieve efficiency and to survive independently through the resources they generate and/or the investments and donations they attract.
  • Scalable: Potential to perform as well or better after expanding in scope or size and/or being transported to other regions.
  • Charitable: Solutions must be registered as non-profits/charities or delivered through a registered non-profit/charity.

Opportunity Cost

(Award)

  • A US$50,000 grant from Credit Suisse.
  • 12 months of mentorship from a team of Credit Suisse professionals. The mentorship team will work to accelerate your solution based on the needs of your initiative or organisation, such as:
    • Business strategy.
    • Best practices for data collection.
    • Monitoring and evaluation.
    • Product design.

How to Apply

First Step: Fill in the required Application Form, then ”Submit”.

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This Scholarship Published by:
Hesham Galal / Egypt

Reviewed by” Manar Khattab/Egypt
MARJ3 Intern
MARJ3 Scholarships team