Who will win the Social Responsibility Award?

The registration for the 2018 edition of the Entrepreneur of the Year Awards is open until 18 May 2018. In 2017, four awards were presented to exceptional French entrepreneurs, including the Social Responsibility Award to Nolwenn Febvre, Chair and Founder of Les P’tits Doudous.


The Social Responsibility Award is designed to reward a person who, thanks to their commitment, has gone beyond purely economic objectives by providing innovative solutions to social issues.


Some examples of solutions to these social issues:
– A guide to cooking: Inclusive cooking
– Diverse initiatives: Promoting female entrepreneurship
– Lilial: accessible health
– AlterEos: for a responsible economy
– Les P’tits Doudous: improving living conditions for children during their stay in hospital for operations


Which criteria must they meet?
– The project must have been launched at least 3 years ago.
– Entrepreneurial qualities: entrepreneurial leadership and charisma are decisive factors when it comes to developing your project in what can often be a difficult environment.
– An innovative idea: The candidate came up with an innovation which was decisive in constructing his proposal or introduced genuine transformation.
– Social impact and development: The activity has a social impact which can be local but with the intention of duplicating/replicating the model (nationally or even internationally).
– Viability: The financial equilibrium or the profitability is proven and contributes to the development of the social project.


The Entrepreneur of the Year Awards is organised by EY, in partnership with insurance brokers Verlingue, HSBC France and Steelcase, a world leader in furniture for the services sector, with the support of Bpifrance and media partners L’Express and Widoobiz.