Surya Nepal Pvt. Ltd. Asha Social Entrepreneurship Award (SNASEA) was conceived in 2011 as the first ever award to recognize the Nepalese social entrepreneurs who create value for ‘People, Planet and Profit’. SNPL’s Integrated Community Vision and CSR Strategy is woven around and is in alignment with the stated priorities of the Government of Nepal. Under this the Government of Nepal has identified promotion of Small and Medium size Enterprises as the mainstay of the country’s socio-economic development and the main engine for employment generation. Drawing upon this approach, SNPL’s CSR platform of Asha focuses on “Creating enduring value through community empowerment”. Under the SNASEA, SNPL pioneered and instituted the Annual Social Entrepreneurship Awards, under which five entrepreneurs from amongst a large number of nominees engaged in enterprises for the development of society with a focus on employment generation and sustainability.