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Together in Action Global Initiative opens funding for impact-driven Sri Lanka enterprises

Left, Co-Founder of EarthTech, Ant Moorhouse and Chairman PR Wire Sri Lanka, Ashan Kumar
Left, Co-Founder of EarthTech, Ant Moorhouse and Chairman PR Wire Sri Lanka, Ashan Kumar

As the world celebrates the United Nations 75th anniversary and comes together to discuss how to respond and rebuild from the COVID19 pandemic, leading social innovator EarthTech is launching Together In Action to help bring people together and make progress towards the Global Goals.

PR Wire, the exclusive Sri Lankan affiliate of world’s largest PR firm Edelman, will partner in this impactful initiative in its efforts to help make a difference to people and the planet.

Budding Sri Lankan entrepreneurs and startups are encouraged to “Unite for Global Action” and pitch their innovations in front of some of the world’s leading organisations and investors.

Together in Action is a unique program designed to identify, support and scale top innovations that focus on addressing the 17 Sustainable Development Goals.

Co-Founder of EarthTech, Ant Moorhouse, says Together in Action (TiA) will bring together the key players of the social enterprise ecosystem - the brightest innovators, leading organisations, impact investors and purpose-driven individuals to tackle existential threats head-on.

“We had more than 855 team submissions from 73 countries register in our pilot program. The solutions are out there, the ambition is high, and there is a collective pool of energy, knowledge and skills that needs to be harnessed. We knew the next time we did this, we also needed to gather influential organisations, professionals and investors to further the reach and impact,” Moorhouse said.Together in Action culminates in an online Global Impact Summit that will be held on November 18 and 19. November 18 will feature a public summit, showcasing inspiring thought leadership about the Global Goals, robust panel discussions, and exciting announcements of the social entrepreneur finalists. November 19 will explore the emerging world of sustainable capital, social enterprise finance, and impact investment.

Impact Investor, Purpose Lead and Founder Chairman of PR Wire Ashan Kumar said: “EarthTech and PR Wire intend to collaborate and build an ecosystem of social entrepreneurs through identification, supportive and scaling mechanisms to produce impact-driven businesses. Through the partnership, EarthTech and PR Wire will leverage their resources and expertise to identify and support entrepreneurs in areas of mutual strategic interest with a particular focus on youth-led impact enterprises aligned to the SDGs.”

PR Wire’s impact relations operation ‘PR Wire Impact’ will be spearheading the project in Sri Lanka under the leadership of Krishanthi Dhayalan Director Business, Strategy and Impact Relations of PR Wire. Placements are now open for Sri Lankan startups to join the Summit. To register for this world-class event head to the Together in Action website. More information on the platform can be obtained from PR Wire SL. Submissions close on the 30th of October, 2020.

PR Wire is the exclusive Sri Lankan affiliate of Edelman, world’s largest PR firm. Celebrating its first decade of operations this year, the strategic public relations consultancy also clinched the runner-up award from New York-based Provoke Media’s (earlier Holmes Report) “Best Agencies to Work For In Asia-Pacific” in August 2020 and the Gold award at the PR World Awards in 2017 and 2019. The Wire Communications Consultancy group supports the largest client base in Sri Lanka in strategic communications and directly engages market enterprises of all scales -micro, small, medium and large, both local and global.