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HSBC donates $10,000 in the name of Geeta Mehta, AI founder, for her work with SoCCs

Recently, our President and co-founder, Geeta Mehta, was presented with the HSBC Customer of the Year Award for her efforts to promote Social Capital Credits around the world and lift communities out of poverty. In honor of this occasion, HSBC has donated $10,000 in Mehta’s name to a disability fund in Mehta’s name, an organization that provides technical and financial services to individuals with disabilities and their families.

In 2015 the SoCCs program was selected as one of the top ten among the Buckminster Fuller Challenge entrants and was invited to join the exclusive Catalyst Program. This is "Socially-Responsible Design's Highest Award.” and AI was selected through a rigorous selection process from among a pool of hundreds of entries from 136 countries.

The Challenge Review Committee agreed that our proposal stood out as making an important contribution to the growing field of whole systems design. SoCCS was recognized as a new framework through which to identify and measure effective, enduring solutions to the most entrenched challenges of global sustainability.