In just above 3 minutes, Shekar explains what is circular economy, associated concepts of ‘cradle-to-grave’ & ‘cradle-to-cradle’ and how his social enterprise, Hasiru Dala is trying to further the concept. An useful listen.
I had a free-wheeling chat with Ulrike Reinhard, a native German who has been staying in rural Madhya Pradesh for last 2 years where she runs a social transformation project called ‘Janwaar Castle’. In this 30 minute interaction I try to uncover her fascinating story and much more.
Problems of Urban waste management and sustainable livelihood to waste-pickers through formal employment are like conjoined twins. Hasiru Dala, a for-benefit, not-for-loss social enterprise based in Banglaore has understood this and has made its mission to change the world we live in, for both waste-pickers and citizens alike. This story titled ‘The Green Force’ answers how.
I was elated when I got an opportunity to represent the noble work carried out by Manjit Singh at Salaiban at the Social Welfare & Growth Awards (SWAG) 2016 organized by The CSR Journal. Here’s a short video.
Time has come for social good brands to change the way they communicate.
6 Qualities Of Successful Social Entrepreneurs: A Takeaway From ‘How To Change The World’ by David Bornstein
Being a social entrepreneur needs you to think beyond self aspirations. It needs a set of traits that are distinct from commercial entrepreneurs. Here, I list 6 qualities of a social entrepreneur as mentioned in David Bornstein’s epic book and provide my take on each.
Storytelling is a very useful craft to have when building your brand or conveying its vision to its followers. However the million dollar question is what kind of story you need to craft for your brand, one that will tell its audience what they want to hear and see.
When I met him, I was struck by his humility and simple demeanour. Over a period of 3 days I worked, stayed and chatted with him closely at Salaiban, a remote tribal village in northern Maharashtra. This is his story.
Achieving India’s Sustainable Development Goals In Healthcare Through Social Entrepreneurial Efforts
India needs fresh thinking, innovative approach and scalable models of healthcare services. Government will do its job but it is the social entrepreneurs that will affect change on the ground in a major way in next 15 years. If both of them work in tandem, achieving India’s SDGs in healthcare by 2030 will not be difficult.
A few months ago I met a spirited young social entrepreneur. He wants to help the poor and people from the bottom of the pyramid (BOP) get rid of ‘energy poverty’. This phenomenon occurs when people don’t get or cannot afford access to mainstream sources of energy to conduct their daily lives. Here’s a short story.