New opportunity for Green and Inclusive Businesses: Apply now for the CHANGING Markets Award! Submission deadline: 1 September 2013

As an exciting opportunity for enterprises targeting BoP markets, the CHANGING Markets Award, organised by GIZ, seeks to identify the next “Champions for Green and Inclusive Markets”.
The award in particular invites organizations that have successfully built their business case around environmental considerations and creating real impact at the Base of the Pyramid (BoP) in emerging and developing countries.
The competition is open to for profit and non-profit entities – businesses, subsidiaries, NGOs, community-based organisations, public sector organisations. While the focus is on small and medium enterprises (SME), initiatives of larges companies may also apply.
The award targets enterprises that achieve convincing and quantifiable environmental impacts and benefit people living at the BoP. In particular, strong candidates will have achieved impacts for a transformation towards a green and inclusive economy that goes beyond their immediate business. Activities in this regard can include active market creation, advocacy and collaboration with other stakeholders on changing framework conditions.
The 10 most promising enterprises will be elected as finalists and invited to the 16th International Business Forum (IBF) in Istanbul, Turkey on the 23-24 October 2013. Finalists will have the opportunity to showcase their business model during the Forum and will be supported in further advancing their business model and fine-tuning their operations in targeted workshops. Up to 3 winners chosen from the finalists will additionally receive a monetary prize of 5,000 Euro.
Apply to showcase your green and inclusive business model on a global level and benefit from a great learning and networking opportunity !
To find out more details about the Award and how to apply, please visit