Purpose Honored for Ideas That Change the World

April 8, 2019


The winners of Fast Company’s 2019 World Changing Ideas Awards were announced today, honoring businesses, policies, projects, and concepts that offer innovative solutions to the issues facing humanity. 

Purpose was honored to have two of it’s campaigns recognized in the World Changing Idea Awards-  See Now, the campaign to end avoidable blindness, and Help Delhi Breathe, the campaign working to fight air pollution with innovative tactics in one of the world’s most polluted cities – both as honorable mentions. This year marked the largest number of entries for the World Changing Idea Awards. 

The World Changing Ideas Award is now in its third year. A panel of eminent judges selected winners and finalists from a pool of more than 2,000 entries, such as Food, Energy, and Developing World Technology. The 2019 awards featured entries from across the globe, from New Zealand to Shanghai to Switzerland.

Fast Company’s May issue celebrates these world changing ideas, highlighting eBay’s HeadGaze technology that makes mobile device applications accessible to people who can’t operate a traditional mouse; Siemens’ efforts to put Puerto Rico back on the power grid after Hurricane Maria; Alibaba-owned food platform Eleme joining forces with creative agency FF Shanghai to create edible chopsticks; Hannah Lucas and her brother Charlie who were prompted to create the notOK app to alert friends and family when you need help after Hannah experienced high school bullying and depression; and Motiv’s electricity-powered chassis which helps commercial fleets reduce their greenhouse gas emissions.

About the World Changing Ideas Awards: World Changing Ideas is one of Fast Company’s major annual awards programs and is focused on social good, seeking to elevate finished products and brave concepts that make the world better. A panel of judges from across sectors choose winners, finalists, and honorable mentions based on feasibility and the potential for impact. With a goal of awarding ingenuity and fostering innovation, Fast Company draws attention to ideas with great potential and helps them expand their reach to inspire more people to start working on solving the problems that affect us all.

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