Atlas Network is a nonprofit organization connecting a global network of more than 475 free-market organizations in over 90 countries to the ideas and resources needed to advance the cause of liberty. Atlas Network provides its network with coaching, competitive grant and award opportunities, and occasions to celebrate high-impact successes. Named for the late investor and philanthropist Sir John Templeton, the Templeton Freedom Award annually honors his legacy by identifying and recognizing the most exceptional and innovative contributions to the understanding of free enterprise, and the public policies that encourage prosperity, innovation, and human fulfillment via free competition. Awarded since 2004, the Templeton Freedom Award beginning in 2013 is generously supported by Templeton Religion Trust.
In Mexico, corruption touches almost every aspect of daily life. Instituto Mexicano para la Competitividad (IMCO), based in Mexico City, sought to change the status quo with its anticorruption initiative, which has been awarded the 2017 prestigious $100,000 Templeton Freedom Award. The award, generously supported by the Templeton Religion Trust, was presented during Atlas Network’s Freedom Dinner on Nov. 8 in New York City at the historic Capitale. View the winner announcement video here.