Studies and statistics amply indicate that companies can and should do more than just assign money to CSR. With so many other ways to create a social impact, corporates and business houses can prove to be instrumental in driving development in the real sense in India.
In this Hangout, Santosh Phad talks about his personal journey, his vision behind Thinksharp Foundation, its far-reaching impact, his role in India’s journey towards development of education and the road ahead.
Achieving India’s Sustainable Development Goals would need creating affordable, reliable, sustainable and modern energy for all. Here we call out 3 innovative cleantech startups which are working towards it.
Live Hangout with Kunal Sanklecha, The 21-yr Old Who Went To Antarctica On An Expedition To See Climate Change
He dreamt of doing something for the good of this planet and a newspaper ad turned this dream into reality. Having recently returned from his expedition to Antarctica, Kunal gets candid about his experiences, his learnings from Robert Swan and his views on the severity of climate change.
Education is the foundation for wholesome socio-economic development of a nation. At a higher level it needs to transcend the certificate of a degree and focus on employment-oriented learning. At primary and secondary levels it needs to focus on offering universal access and ensuring holistic learning. It’s only then that we can achieve our SDGs. A quick look at a few social enterprises that are contributing towards achieving these goals.
In this interaction, Seetha, a seasoned changemaker herself, talks about how the education system in India can change and explains concepts like self-initiated learning to trigger intellectual rigour.
Are continuous donations the best way of solving socio-economic problems? We think there is a need for charities and individual philanthropists to fund social innovators and entrepreneurs instead
Understanding the mentorship model at Villgro, selection process and the state of Impact Investment in India in an interaction with Ullas Marar from Villgro
Understanding the mentorship model, incubatee selection process and the parameters of impact through an interaction with Dr. Neelam Maheshwari, Director of Deshpande Foundation
Government can only create the required environment & policies to achieve Healthcare SDGs, however the fulfillment of these goals at the grassroots lies on the shoulders of social entrepreneurs in this space.