Around the world, entrepreneurs are defining the economy. They create jobs and added value. In this way they are contributing significantly to the development of their countries, providing opportunities for developing countries and emerging economies. The Swiss foundation Swisscontact has dedicated this year’s annual event to the topic “Sustainable development through entrepreneurship.”
Heinrich M. Lanz, Swisscontact CEO, emphasized the importance of cooperation and linking the public and private sectors, and that organisations such as Swisscontact can make important contributions. Strong entrepreneurship remains key for Swisscontact. “Courageous, dedicated entrepreneurs are not only economic drivers. They are important to the social and environmental development of their countries as torchbearers of hope and examples,” said Lanz.