Rosbank is a laureate of “Force for Good” award

    24 October

Rosbank was awarded with “Force for Good” award for all-Russian educational program for social entrepreneurs and NPOs “Force for Good” in the nomination “The Best Corporate Program for Social Entrepreneurship Development”. “START DIFFERENTLY” program is aimed at the development of financially sustainable social entrepreneurship in the field of work with the disabled people. The program was launched in 2018 and it is realized with the support of Impact Hub Moscow, a global community that stimulates the development of social entrepreneurship in the world. “START DIFFERENTLY” has already been a laureate of different awards, where National banking award, FINAWARD, Retail Finance Award and “Change Management. Visioners” in the nomination “Successful Start” were among them. The mission of the program is to develop and support organizations that work with disabled people and to increase their social contribution and helped more people,this way drawing attention to the sustainable development of social sector.

In order to become one of 12 finalists of the program, it is necessary to pass a three-step selection. After its accomplishment, the projects work with specialists in different spheres to “pack” their projects and increase their sustainability and the efficiency of a business-model for two months.

“The appreciation of our efforts on such a high level is a sign of the fact that we are moving in the right direction and our contribution to a common cause for the development of social entrepreneurship in Russia is significant and weighty. We believe that “START DIFFERENTLY” program will help social entrepreneurs and NPOs to achieve high-quality and sustainable changes in this sphere,” Elena Kojadei, Director of Communications and Advertising Department of Rosbank.

"The results of the Impulse of Kindness award are another proof that Rosbank is one of the leaders among Russian companies that systematically support social entrepreneurship. We are pleased to be a partner of Rosbank by using our key competencies in creating conditions for organizations to reach financial stability. In addition, thanks to "START DIFFERENTLY" program, we disseminate positive experience and knowledge together, helping to develop the ecosystem of social entrepreneurship in general," Ekaterina Khaletskaya, Co-Founder and Director of the center for support of social innovation and entrepreneurship Impact Hub Moscow.

"Force for Good" is an annual award for the contribution to the development and promotion of social entrepreneurship in Russia, established by the fund for regional social programs "Our future". The prize is awarded to social entrepreneurs, representatives of public organizations, heads of state structures and relevant departments, journalists, mass media and higher educational institutions of Russia.