Since Human Nature's beginnings as a fledgling social enterprise in 2008, we've met more and more people and organizations who have believed in our vision of promoting an inclusive and sustainable way of doing business. Here are some of the recognitions and milestones we've marked on this incredible journey so far.8th World Forum for a Responsible Economy
In October 2014, Human Nature co-founder Dylan Wilk represented the brand to share our company vision and experiences at the World Forum Lille, a gathering which seeks to highlight the best practices of responsible businesses. Forum organizers noted that Human Nature's story proves that responsible economy is possible, strengthening their belief that "it is better to show solutions than to talk (for) hours about the problems."
In May 2014, the Philippines hosted the World Economic Forum (WEF) on East Asia for the first time. WEF social entrepreneur delegates from Switzerland, India, Cambodia, Bangladesh, and the Philippines visited the Human Nature flagship store and listened to our president and co-founder, Anna Meloto-Wilk, talk about how Human Nature links farmer-based organizations and community-based livelihood groups to our supply chain and international markets.
Human Nature founders Anna Meloto-Wilk and Dylan Wilk were recognized by the Schwab Foundation as Global Social Entrepreneur Awardees in 2012. Winners were selected in recognition of their innovative approaches and demonstrated social impact. The award was presented during a reception at the World Economic Forum's Annual Meeting of New Champions in Tianjin, China on September 11, 2012.
Human Nature co-founders Anna Meloto-Wilk and Camille Meloto were awarded the Ernst & Young Social Entrepreneur Award for 2011 for building an organization that champions social transformation for the marginalized and the poor. This award began Human Nature's journey to becoming a recognized globally as a radical social enterprise.