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In 2014, Pernod Ricard launched The Chivas Venture, a CSR project that donates US$1m per year from the company to start-ups focused on social and environmental issues. Late last month, Pernod announced its decision to split this year's funding among the 26 companies chosen as finalists.

Since 2014, Pernod Ricard has donated US$1m per year to social and environmental projects around the world

Since 2014, Pernod Ricard has donated US$1m per year to social and environmental projects around the world

Here's a look at those finalists, including details of the work they are undertaking.

  • Mamotest - Argentina - supports women without the economic resources to access quality breast cancer diagnosis
  • Okra Solar - Australia - designs and develops technology to give access to energy and electricity to those who live off-grid
  • Oak Tree Projects - Belgium - provides affordable, co-housing accommodation for people with disabilities
  • Raizs - Brazil - an online platform connecting organic farmers directly with consumers to end food wastage and poverty
  • Enova H2O - Bulgaria - develops instruments and services for better water quality management
  • Tandem Technical - Canada - helps greenhouse-gas-emitting companies convert their pollution from a liability into an asset
  • Wheel the World - Chile - a web platform to locate and book holidays for people with disabilities
  • PET - China - creates textiles such as scarves and aprons made from 100% recycled plastic bottles
  • Recupera Tu Silla - Colombia - a furniture restoration business that extends the life of furniture and provides employment opportunities to vulnerable people
  • WASE - The UK (England & Wales) -  develops decentralised wastewater treatment systems that provide sanitation and energy to under-served communities
  • 100mentors - Greece - connect students from underprivileged schools with mentors
  • Pandobac - France - offers a reusable crates service to food wholesalers for fresh produce delivery
  • HomeBiogas - Israel - produces an appliance that transforms organic waste into biogas and fertiliser
  • Pedius - Italy - an app for the hard of hearing that converts speech in phone calls into text in real time
  • MyMizu - Japan - a free water app that guides people to outlets offering free refills around the country
  • Green-Nettle Textile - Kenya - converts the stalks from stinging nettles into a linen-like fabric
  • Graviti - Mexico - offers bolt-on financing to Mexico's 'unbanked' population for basic services such as hot water and electricity
  • Urchinomics - The Netherlands - collects sea urchins and rehomes them in land-based ranching systems, for sale to seafood distributors
  • Soupah Farm-en-Market - Nigeria - tackles inefficiencies in Nigeria's food supply chain by connecting small scale rural farmers with urban retailers
  • MakeGrowLab - Poland - replaces non-recyclable petroleum-based products with compostable bio-materials that can be grown locally anywhere
  • Crover - The UK (Scotland) - has created a robotic device capable of moving within grain stores to monitor the condition of grains, thereby reducing waste
  • EthicHub - Spain - a blockchain-based platform that allows investors to help those with no access to fair finance
  • Hustlenomics - South Africa - trains women and youths to replace backyard shacks with durable structures at no additional cost
  • YoungHappy - Thailand - provides events and support groups for senior citizens to help maintain an active lifestyle and keep them engaged with their peers
  • Strella Biotechnology - The US - creates biosensing platforms that can predict the ripeness of produce within the supply chain
  • Cricket One - Vietnam - creates a protein source out of crickets

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