DuPont & The Resolution Project Partner to Support Young Leaders Launching Innovative Social Ventures
Global Partnership to Support the Next Generation of Leaders
WILMINGTON, Del., and NEW YORK, Feb. 25, 2014 – DuPont and The Resolution Project announced today a broad global partnership to support young socially responsible leaders launching innovative social ventures. DuPont will provide funding to support The Resolution Project’s Fellowship offerings and seed funding for Fellow-led ventures; access to scientific and technical subject matter expertise; and volunteer mentors from its expert professional ranks to assist in identifying, training and supporting undergraduates addressing crucial challenges around the world. The partnership will focus on four areas of key importance: feeding the world, improving energy systems and supply, protecting people and the environment, and promoting STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) education. Through this partnership, DuPont and The Resolution Project will look to galvanize a new generation of socially responsible young leaders.
“DuPont is pleased to offer the most promising young leaders access to a pathway for action for their social ventures. We believe that our partnership with The Resolution Project will create sustainable change for years to come,” said William D. Provine, director of Science & Technology at DuPont. “DuPont is excited to play a critical role in strengthening this ecosystem and helping to make sure that Resolution Fellows have access to specific, relevant and deep support,” Provine added.
“We are honored and thrilled to be working with DuPont, a global leader in technology and innovation, to support Resolution Fellows around the world,” said Oliver Libby, chair and co-founder of The Resolution Project. “Our corporate partnerships are multi-faceted, combining funding, professional engagement, and shared expertise, and touching many areas of the ecosystem of social enterprise that Resolution has created. We are grateful for DuPont’s belief in our mission and model, and deeply impressed by DuPont’s commitment to young people making a difference today.”
College students from around the world are invited to compete in Resolution Social Venture Challenges (SVCs) hosted at existing global youth conferences. The SVC is a proven multi-step competition that challenges undergraduates to propose impactful, socially responsible ventures, which address pressing social issues through innovative, entrepreneurial and measurable approaches. Upcoming SVCs will take place at the World Model United Nations Conference, the Clinton Global Initiative University and the Igniting Innovation Summit at Harvard, among others. Senior DuPont scientists and managers will join with Resolution’s team in judging and providing feedback at several of these events.
The winners of Resolution SVCs receive Resolution Fellowships comprised of crucial seed funding to launch their venture in addition to a full ecosystem of support, including access to a network of global advisory resources and dynamic, hands-on mentorship to help them develop as socially responsible leaders.
Today, more than 100 Resolution Fellows are working on six continents to implement creative solutions that address the most pressing challenges facing the world. They share a passion for what the Resolution-DuPont partnership represents: public-private collaboration, innovative spirit and eagerness to change the world today.
The Resolution Project is a unique pathway to action for aspiring young social entrepreneurs. Founded in 2007, Resolution identifies young leaders through Social Venture Challenges and empowers them to make a positive impact today through Resolution Fellowships. Resolution Fellows receive dynamic, hands-on support to implement their ventures and to develop as socially responsible leaders. With Resolution Fellows on all 6 inhabited continents, working in diverse, high-impact fields such as education, healthcare, human rights, water resources and sustainability, Resolution is building a generation of leaders with a lifelong commitment to social responsibility. The Resolution Project, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. For more information, please visit http://www.resolutionproject.org.
DuPont (NYSE: DD) has been bringing world-class science and engineering to the global marketplace in the form of innovative products, materials, and services since 1802. The company believes that by collaborating with customers, governments, NGOs, and thought leaders we can help find solutions to such global challenges as providing enough healthy food for people everywhere, decreasing dependence on fossil fuels, and protecting life and the environment. For additional information about DuPont and its commitment to inclusive innovation, please visit http://www.dupont.com.
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