Schneider Electric Foundation Turns 25, Launches A New Campaign

by Business Watch Team

To mark the 25th anniversary of its foundation, Schneider Electric, the leader in the digital transformation of energy management and automation, is launching a global campaign in celebration of both this key milestone and the next generation of young leaders committed to building a fairer, low-carbon society.

‘25 Years Young’: A Celebration of Youth and 25 Years of Action

Founded in 1999 under the aegis of the Foundation de France, the Schneider Electric Foundation supports changemakers driving sustainable development, promoting social inclusion, and empowering communities worldwide. Throughout 2024, the foundation will celebrate the world’s youth by raising awareness of their social and environmental impact and mobilizing the support of company employees. The high point of these celebrations is the launch of a global call for contributions with the foundation’s social entrepreneurship partner, Ashoka. In Anglophone Africa, the call for contributions will be launched on 22 April 2024.

Ever since its creation, the Schneider Electric Foundation has been a pioneer in supporting positive initiatives to tackle growing social and environmental challenges and many innovations are driven by young people from around the world. The foundation supports them in making an impact for a fairer energy transition and is honoring them on its 25th anniversary.

‘Youth Innovation For A Sustainable Future’: A Global Call for Contributions

The call for contributions titled ‘Youth Innovation For A Sustainable Future’ with Ashoka’s program Changemaker Companies aims to select 25 of the most impactful and innovative youth projects across all five continents (Africa, the Americas, Asia, Europe, and the Middle East). This global call for contributions focuses on professional engagement and a fair transition, and a 50,000-euro prize will be awarded to the winning project during the COP29 climate summit in Bakou, Azerbaïdjan. Those projects selected will also benefit from increased visibility across the social media channels of both Schneider Electric’s Foundation and Ashoka’s network of countries. In Anglophone Africa, the call for contributions will be launched on 22 April 2024.

“We are honored and excited to form part of the Schneider Electric Foundation’s milestone 25th anniversary.  Through the Foundation’s ongoing, impactful initiatives such as the Energy Technical Training and New Skills for the Future and Innovation programs, the youth is encouraged to work towards a sustainable future for all; it’s a tremendous and admirable goal and we look forward to the entries from the African continent,” says Devan Pillay, cluster president: Anglophone Africa at Schneider Electric.

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