A big country like India with myriad socioeconomic challenges direly needs social impact focused, responsible and purpose-driven businesses and startups. Entire business ecosystem needs a paradigm shift in its approach. B Corp certification could be a good start. Here’s learning about this certification, directly from India’s first B Corp.
Naveen Krishna, Managing Director, SMV Wheels, Describes The Struggles Of Rickshaw Drivers And What He Is Doing About It
In this video, Naveen vividly describes the struggles of cycle rickshaw drivers and how he took unto himself to improve their plight by upgrading 300 drivers to electric rickshaw in last 9 months alone.
Identifying an authentic social impact organization is a matter of nuanced discussion and closer assessment. It’s the mindset, performance reporting and the substance of impact that determine a true impact organization. In this article I have applied my understanding to distinguish impact startup from the other 2 startups.
In this short chat with me, Anushri lays out 6 areas that give a comprehensive sense of what quality is like in a school, how Adhyayan is furthering this cause through their tool and why quality in school education is important for our society.
In this part I solicit your opinion on which of the 3 startups mentioned here is creating tangible social impact and why. I am keen to understand how you perceive an impact organization.
Santosh talks about the inequality between urban and rural education and how his project, StudyMall, is trying to bridge that.
Mansi on why it’s necessary to shift underprivileged youth from unsustainable jobs in the informal sector to productive jobs in the formal sector through skills training that can benefit them and their families lifelong.
Bhushan talks about how lack of energy forces a child to close his study books after sunset thus affecting not only him but the socio-economic development of his family.
A storyteller founder does not project himself as a stellar entrepreneur but someone who is as human as everybody else. Honesty, perceptiveness and openness are the hallmarks of such an entrepreneur. It’s about the mindset and not so much about the art.