12th edition of the CRÉENSO Prize: discover the social companies supported by IÉSEG students

On February 2nd, the 12th edition of the CRÉENSO Prize, the national prize for social business creators, was officially launched. Created in 2011 by IÉSEG and the Ceetrus Foundation for Social Entrepreneurship, led and managed by Nhood France, the CRÉENSO Prize has already rewarded more than 120 social enterprises. It has thus enabled these young companies that focus on the human and social dimension to develop and increase their visibility and reputation. It has also contributed to the emergence of a new generation of responsible entrepreneurs at IÉSEG.

This year, ten companies were selected by the jury of professionals and students.

During the academic year, one or two students in the Master cycle of the Grande École program will assist and support a winning social business creator in one of the major areas related to his or her studies, depending on the needs of the project supported: Marketing, Communication, Audit, Management Control, Human Resources, Management… This sponsorship of skills is integrated into the students’ curriculum and allows them to experience a concrete situation of business consulting.

During this kick-off session, the ten entrepreneurs had the opportunity to meet their partner students and to start their collaboration with their first working meeting. At the end of the academic year, the best projects will be rewarded with a global financial prize of 25 000€.

The winning companies of this 12th edition are :

  • Carton Vert: specialist in the reuse of cardboard, to go further than recycling
    Coopérative Funéraire: SSE firm of funeral directors who organize funerals and accompany families
  • Du Pain & des Roses: an ecological and solidarity-based florist shop, selling floral arrangements made by women in social integration
  • EKip: the committed restaurant voucher
  • Les Tokés du Plastik: creators of furniture, interior decoration and accessories made of 100% collected and recycled plastic in Normandy.
  • Second Sew: the story of new lives: those given to our old linens through children’s clothes, made by professional integration
  • Smart Back: giving the best possible second life to each e-commerce return or old furniture takeover
  • Ville à Joie: rural tours to bring back shops, services and social links in villages that no longer have them
  • WallBreaker: trains and employs prisoners to repair small appliances
  • Worm Generation: concept of urban insect farms : circular, social and local

See you in May 2023 for the final of the CRÉENSO Prize, during which the jury will reward the winners.
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