Four Countries Advance to Final Round at Enactus World Cup 2016

TORONTO, Sept. 30, 2016 /CNW/ - Today four teams will compete in the final round of competition for the title of World Champion as part of Enactus World Cup 2016.

The Enactus World Cup is the world's largest business innovation competition for social impact.

"The Enactus World Cup showcases the collective power and positive impact of our students around the world," says Rachael Jarosh, Enactus incoming president and chief executive officer, "Students connect on shared insights and business innovation to create a sustainable impact.  The hundreds of business executives who come to this event are inspired by these future leaders as well; it's an excellent opportunity to invest in the future."

From hundreds of competing teams around the world, the final four teams are Canada, Germany, India and Nigeria. Watch the final round of competition live, which starts at Enactus.org/WorldCup/. Teams in the final round will present to a judging panel comprised of 150 business executives from around the world.

"This year's competition is very tough, and the team projects from around the world demonstrate how Enactus students boldly develop and implement innovative and sustainable solutions to some of the world's biggest challenges," says Terry Torok, Enactus chief innovation officer.  

Enactus students are committed to using the power of entrepreneurial action to transform lives and shape a better, more sustainable world. At Enactus World Cup 2016, Enactus teams present their projects of business innovation that take on the biggest global issues such as extreme poverty, zero hunger, good health, quality education, gender equality, clean energy, sustainable cities and communities. 

A total of 3,500 student, academic and business leaders from around the world have gathered at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre in Toronto, Canada for three unforgettable days of competition, collaboration and celebration. 

At Thursday evening's ceremony, Enactus announced the launch of 1 Race 2 End Waste, which will be followed by the Enactus Water Race. Starting in 2017, 1 Race 2 End Waste will empower students to bring waste reduction solutions to life, while the Water Race will address the rising demand for water around the world.

The ceremony also featured the Global Goals Forum, moderated by Aaron Sherinian, Chief Communications and Marketing Officer for the United Nations (UN) Foundation. It featured student leaders who represented each of the 17 Sustainable Development Goals, or #GlobalGoals, with a discussion on how Enactus is helping to advance them through their projects.

In addition to watching online and on Facebook Live, the conversation can be followed on social media @enactus and using the hashtags #WeAllWin and #EnactusWorldCup.

Enactus is an international organization dedicated to inspiring students to improve the world through entrepreneurial action. The Enactus experience transforms both the lives of the people the projects serve, and in turn, the lives of Enactus students as they develop into more effective, values-driven leaders. Founded in 1975, today Enactus has more than 69,000 student participants on over 1,700 campuses in 36 countries. For more information visit www.enactus.org.

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For further information: Paula Worthington, 403-585-2429, Paula.worthington@northstrategic.com


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