In this Hangout I asked him about his speech at COP 21 climate conference in Paris, some of the key projects in climate change space he has worked on, how being recognized by Forbes has helped him and his vision for his venture.
The underprivileged don’t need freebies or charity. They need to be empowered to live a life of dignity and fulfillment. When we know ‘Who’ and ‘How’ someone benefits from our intervention, that’s when we can be sure that we are empowering them and not just giving.
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
People with disabilities have incorrectly been considered as economically unproductive. They can actually contribute to the GDP up to 5 to 8%. For-profit social entrepreneurship can address the plight of people with disabilities by identifying their strength and special talent and engaging them in innovative, sustainable and scale-able enterprises.
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.
Becoming an ‘Unicorn’ is barking up the wrong tree for a social enterprise that derives its sense of purpose from doing social good.
Non-fiction short films are a mirror of the social reality. Donors donate twice more when they see a real person or a real problem. Here’s how short films and documentaries can up your game during crowdfunding.
World is simmering with challenges- climate change, income inequality, social injustice and depravity. Social entrepreneurship with its philosophy of sustainable & inclusive development and positive social impact is what the world needs.
In a country like India, raring to break free of social injustice and inequality, backwardness and deprivation, it is high time, a social enterprise is recognized as a separate legal business entity. We direly need regulations that understand the nature of such enterprises.
All of us cannot be great social changemakers and we don’t have to be. We can start by taking small steps in our daily lives. Segregating our waste, consuming less and buying organic are just a few things we can begin with.