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GSG Millennial Honors
Welcome to the GSG Millennial Honors!

The 2017 application cycle is now closed. The awards will be presented at the GSG Impact Summit 2017. The summit will take place from July 10-11 in Chicago, Illinois. 

ANDE, in partnership with the Global Steering Group for Impact Investment (GSG), an independent multilateral catalyzing impact investment and entrepreneurship, is seeking to honor three impact entrepreneurs under 30 years of age at the inaugural GSG Millennial Honors award ceremony.

The awards will be presented at the GSG Impact Summit 2017 in Chicago, July 10-11, 2017. Winners will be flown to Chicago to receive the honors from Sir Ronald Cohen, chair of the GSG. The travel costs for Millennial Scholars will be supported by the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation. 

The 2017 round of applications for the GSG Millennial Honors sought nominations fulfilling the following criteria:

  • The honorees must be no more than 30 years of age on 30 June 2017. In case of co-founders, one of the co-founders must meet this age criteria.
  • The honorees must have founded and incorporated a social or environmental impact venture, either as a for-profit (i.e., profit with purpose) company, non-profits, co-operative or as other legal forms no later than 30 June 2015.
  • Impact ventures qualified to apply must be at least two years old, have experienced significant revenue and/or earned fees growth, and must demonstrate measurable impact, scalability, and sustainability.

Rules & Awards
  • Nominees must provide all information requested to be considered.
  • Deadline for nominations: Friday, June 23, 2017. Winners will be informed by Friday June 30, 2017.
  • The awards will be presented at the GSG Impact Summit 2017 in Chicago, July 10-11, 2017 and honorees must be able to attend in person.
  • Winner’s flight costs and hotel accommodations to attend the Summit in Chicago will be covered by the MacArthur Foundation.
  • Given timing of this selection, applicants that require international travel to attend the Summit in Chicago should already possess a travel Visa to the US.
  • This program is being facilitated by ANDE, and ANDE members are encouraged to apply, however nominees do not have to be members to win. 
  • Have questions? See our Frequently Asked Questions below. 

Global Steering Group for Impact InvestmentThe GSG ( is an independent multilateral catalyzing impact investment and entrepreneurship. We improve lives and the planet by making Impact count.



Frequently Asked Questions
  • Why is this restricted to millennials under 30? 
    GSG wanted to highlight the younger millennials of the group. 
  • Can microentrepreneurs apply?
    Yes, microentrepreneurs are welcome to apply. It is not where the enterprise/entrepreneur starts that matters, but where s/he ends. However, as a reminder, we will be considering the overall impact of the individual enterprise, which includes job creation. In that sense, microentrepreneurs may be at a disadvantage. Nonetheless, all qualified nominations will be reviewed carefully. 
  • Is there a geographic limitation?
    No, there is no geographic limitation. Under-30 entrepreneurs from all over the world are eligible. Please do pay attention to the visa and travel requirements in the application.
  • Are under-30 millennials that have started a new venture within an existing corporation or organization eligible? 
    If the venture is distinct one where revenues could be tracked separately from the host institution, then yes.