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Sid Lee’s projects among Fast Company’s World Changing Ideas for the second year running

We are proud to announce that two of our projects, Build the Vote and for Tomorrow, will be honoured by Fast Company’s 2021 World Changing Ideas Awards.

The awards honour the businesses, policies, projects and concepts that are actively engaged and deeply committed to pursuing innovation in solving health and climate crises, social injustice or economic inequality.

“We are truly honoured to be among such an inspiring group of change makers and trailblazing organizations for a second year in a row,” said Vito Piazza, Global Chief Executive Officer at Sid Lee. “Our projects are driven by our mission to propel bold ideas and creativity to build a better world for everyone. This recognition is a reminder that, as a business, we have the power to evolve toward a thriving future.”

Build the Vote, a custom educational tool developed in collaboration with non-partisan non-profit Rock the Vote, is a finalist in the Advertising, Education and Politics & Policy categories. The aim is to inform and enlighten first-time voters and future voters by recreating the U.S. voting experience in a world they understand: Minecraft. Rock the Vote has integrated the Build the Vote educational tool into its annual Democracy Class program, and Microsoft Corporation, which publishes Minecraft, is looking to bring the model to classrooms around the world.

The for Tomorrow digital platform we co-created alongside Hyundai Motor Company and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) earned an honourable mention in the Advertising and Corporate Social Responsibility categories. for Tomorrow’s ecosystem allows users to access and share community-based innovations to bring to bear solutions that address the world’s escalating environmental and social crises.

“There is no question our society and planet are facing deeply troubling times. So, it’s important to recognize organizations that are using their ingenuity, impact, design, scalability and passion to solve these problems,” said Stephanie Mehta, editor-in-chief at Fast Company. “Our journalists, under the leadership of senior editor Morgan Clendaniel, have discovered some of the most groundbreaking projects that have launched since the start of 2020.”

 

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