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.
The Problem of Energy Poverty “There are more than 300 Million people in India without access to electricity from the grid. Clearly, the problem is huge” says Bhushan Trivedi. He founded Piconergy in January 2015 to solve what he refers to as ‘The Problem of Energy Poverty’. People suffering from energy poverty are typically from…
In this chat, Bhushan Trivedi,Founder, Piconergy talks to me about the challenges he faced while designing a solar light for his customers from the BOP. Take a view.
An effective and honest CSR policy goes a long way in ensuring positive and sustainable impact on the lives of its target beneficiaries. However it’s very important that CSR does not become a mere gimmick, advertising strategy, tool of peripheral development and a path for political ambitions. If this undesirable and dangerous outcome has to be prevented then all of us in the civil society need to ask tough questions and seek answers to them.
Instagram’s focus on visuals can take storytelling to a whole new level allowing social impact brands to get their target audience involved in the most innovative way. It is a master mood board for social enterprises to talk about their cause, impact, people, and products How are you using Instagram to promote your social good brand?
Featured Guest Blogger: Bipul Saha, PAN India Student Director at Hult Prize Foundation On Social Entrepreneurship Ideas
Bipul Saha is the Hult Prize Campus Director at IIM-Ahmedabad. He plays a pivotal role in bringing this event to India and is the chief organiser of the event, managing it from end to end. In this article I ask him about his comments on new trends in social entrepreneurship in India.
‘One Life, One Passion’ has served me in multiple ways. It has helped me meet and learn from spunky and dynamic entrepreneurs, push my creative bar with each story and kept me motivated and passionate about my purpose. I owe a lot to it!
These suggestions for a Eco-friendly wedding may seem radical to some while it may seem necessary to some others. We need to change our unwavering submission to certain cultural practices & rituals and question whether our happiness is a grief for the world around us.