Thursday, February 7, 2019

Nirvana Chaudhary awarded YPO’s SEN Sustainability Award

Nirvana Chaudhary has been awarded the Young Presidents Organisation’s (YPO) Social Enterprise Network (SEN) Sustainability Award For Philanthropy because of his work with the Chaudhary Foundation (CF).
For eleven years, YPO has recognised five of its members, who create a positive impact in their communities and companies with the SEN awards, the recipients lead ventures that make an impact on health care, equality, education, employment, eradicating poverty or preserving the planet.
"With 43 initiatives covering all 17 UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), the Chaudhary Foundation is focused on Nepal, opening a spiritual destination that has attracted more than 1.5 million visitors while creating 16,000 jobs, 22 sustainable businesses, awarding more than 3,000 scholarships, building 2,800 free houses for earthquake victims and now launching smart villages through the country," according to , a contributing writer for YPO Elaine Viit.
Chaudhary, the managing director of CG Corp Global and Chaudhary Foundation, said that he is grateful for the opportunity to receive the award and is excited for what it means for the foundation. "It is my belief that providing high-quality community development initiative to the society around Nepal in a sustainable manner is our greatest challenge," he said, adding that it is but also the greatest hope for a better future for every individual, every family, every community and every country.
The other SEN Sustainability Awards were given to Giancarlo Bianchetti (Business), Yann Borgstedt (Equality), Elizabeth Kinney (Impact) and Chocko Valliappa (Education).
Despite his family’s achievements, Nirvana Chaudhary is no stranger to working hard for his own success. He founded his own company within the CG Corp Global conglomerate, CG Finco, when he was only 19-years-old and became the managing director of the Chaudhary Group before reaching 30.
He began leading CG’s philanthropic organisation, Chaudhary Foundation, in 2010. Through the foundation, he has helped open Nepal’s largest spiritual institute, Shashwat Dham, and partnering with the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation to improve health and sanitation. He also runs his own, private philanthropy initiative in the name of his parents, Binod & Sarika Chaudhary Foundation.
Likewise, Chaudhary Group is a multi-dimensional conglomerate with a complementary business portfolio that comprises over 80 businesses on five continents and in 30 countries. It has a workforce of over 15,000 people and a net worth in excess of $2.5 billion.
In 1995, Chaudhary Foundation was established by Binod Chaudhary, it is the corporate social responsibility wing of Chaudhary Group that focuses on philanthropic activities aimed to improve lives, strengthen communities and sustainably develop Nepal.
The Young Presidents Organisation’s (YPO) is the premier global leadership organisation for more than 27,000 chief executives in over 130 countries and the global platform for them to engage, learn and grow.

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