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These 21 initiatives pushed Mexico's Sustainable Improvement Targets ahead in 2020

For the last 10 years, Makesense has mobilized more than 200,000 citizens, entrepreneurs and organizations to carry out projects with an impact on the environment around the world.

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Despite a 2020 full of economic and health troubles, makesense, an organization that designs programs for social and environmental impacts, had a positive impact on the United Nations' 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). It did this through the development of 21 programs in Mexico on entrepreneurship, health, education, violence and gender equality, water supply, promoting clean energy and climate change.

In collaboration with three groups: citizens, entrepreneurs and organizations, makesense enabled the development of projects with a social impact:

1. Entrepreneurs: In this category, eight initiatives for the protection of nature and the environment, for the violence and gender perspective, for economic integration and education, for the provision of start-up capital and for the support of experts to accelerate enterprises were promoted. The projects were:

For the Agua x Nosotros project, in cooperation with Rotoplas, water solutions were sought for people who have difficulties accessing water resources.

Working with the Cemex-Tec 2020 Award, we have empowered social and environmental entrepreneurs who are working to transform their communities.

The Innovatón: Nosotrxs en Acción, in collaboration with Google, sought to bridge the gender gap by rewarding the best projects.

During Hackaton 2020, it helped reduce the impact on the gender perspective in times of COVID-19.

In collaboration with the Kering Foundation Award, makesense strengthened Las Panas, a company that fights against violence against women and girls.

In Ideathon Fincluye, Citibanamex solutions have been developed to address the new reality challenges our country is facing due to COVID-19.

The G7 Boost program contributed to the development of social and environmental businesses to address the economic crisis in this sector.

In collaboration with Enseña por México, they wanted to promote entrepreneurship projects in the education sector.

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2. Organizations: In this section, makesense sponsored six programs in partnership with companies to promote socio-ecological innovation in some of the most important companies in Mexico:

Together with Veolia, environmental impact initiatives have been promoted that include solutions for the circular economy, social fabric, water and sanitation. In addition, internal innovation with employees was promoted.

With Aeroméxico, the volunteer program with training in innovation methodology has been strengthened.

In collaboration with the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB), six projects for internal innovation, strategic communication, change management and design of tools for the bank were implemented in Mexico and Central America.

Tesobe supported the implementation of a pilot project to define open banking standards for the regulation of banks in Mexico.

Inspiration sessions were held for the teams through Nescafé and Dolce Gusto to familiarize them with the Sustainable Development Goals and social business.

In connection with the Global Compact, a final virtual meeting was held for the participants in the “Young Innovators for the SDGs” program.

3. Citizens: In this makesensen space, through seven programs it helped all those citizens with creative and innovative ideas who, as actors of change, want to generate solutions for the country's problems:

As part of the Yo x los ODS project, 50 young people from the SDSN Youth Network were trained in skills and innovation methods to comply with the 2030 Agenda. With makesense TV, a virtual community of 61 meetings was organized to share knowledge and inspiration in a free and sustainable initiatives were promoted through the annual sense_camp 2020 festival with more than 500 participants from various Latin American countries. The Active Citizens Social Leadership Program welcomed active citizens from around the world to invite them to impact projects in Mexico to inspire and build a global community. In collaboration with EPI Energía, a 6-session virtual course was carried out to sensitize young people to the importance of a transition to an inclusive energy sector.

As part of the re_acción program, concrete actions were taken to solve the problems caused by COVID-19, with support from 10 NGOs and mobilized 30 groups of volunteers.

In collaboration with Chevening Alumni, an event was organized to help scholarship holders resolve their doubts about people who had previously received the scholarship.

For 10 years, makesense has supported 200,000 citizens who were mobilized in impact projects, 8,000 entrepreneurship initiatives in seven countries and 10,000 employees from companies and organizations that are committed to transformation on a global level through meetings and events that are digital and face-to-face Specific problems in their communities are to be addressed.

We have also worked in Mexico City to promote and regenerate the urban social fabric for a sustainable metropolis, water projects (increasing environmental health), mobility (preventing and reducing CO2 emissions), clean energy (improving service and energy supply ) to develop. , Urban planning (promoting environmental protection), sustainable food (promoting environmentally harmful nutrition), responsible consumption (offering ethical products and services) and social fabric (creating valuable human relationships).

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