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To create a better, more sustainable world
To engage the next generation of entrepreneurial leaders to use innovation and business principles to improve the world
What is enactus?
Enactus is a community of student, academic, and business leaders committed to using the power of entrepreneurial action to transform lives and shape a better, more sustainable future
what do we do?
We bring together academics and business leaders to help students create entrepreneurial projects that empower people and change their livelihoods in a socially, economically, and environmentally sustainable way.
Founded in 1975 in the United States, today Enactus operates in 37 countries in over 1700 Universities with more than 70,500 students that created over 4,900 community outreach projects which are impacting the lives of more than 1.950.000 people.
Enactus Italy is the youngest branch of this organization, and it was founded in 2016. At Enactus we believe in the potential of mobilizing university students to make a difference in their communities while developing skills that will enable them to become socially responsible business leaders. We do this with the help of their universities and of the business leaders that invest and believe in us.
With the support of our community, our students are given the opportunity to develop leadership, teamwork, and communication skills to better themselves, their communities, and our country. In addition to the community focus of the program, Enactus offers leadership and career initiatives creating meaningful opportunities for learning and exchange among the participants as well as the placement of students and alumni with Enactus partner companies in search of emerging talent.
Every year, the Enactus program culminates with the National Competition which acts as forum to present the projects developed by our students throughour the academic year. In this occasion, the projects are evaluated by a panel of judges representing the business leaders that invest and believe in enactus, and the team presenting the best project is proclaimed the Enactus Italy National Champion team which is awarded the opportunity to advance to the prestigious Enactus World Cup.
By having established the largest global business and higher education network in the world, Enactus is able to brings together the knowledge of academic educators and the expertise of business leaders thus preparing our students to engage in leadership roles in academia and business. By achieving this, Enactus thrives to generate the world’s next generation of academic and business leaders.
A project that trains and develops women entrepreneurs in shea butter in a small village in south-west Mali, creating a market for them in Italy and creating energy access in the village through re-investing profits due to a fair market price.
An automatic system that helps people both to properly dispose of their expired medicines and to
donate those expiring to people in need.
Our Common Thread
A social enterprise aiding people in need (poor, disadvantaged, ill-integrated) to pursue a job in tailoring through the refurbishing and sale of second-hand clothes.