Storytelling has been one of the oldest arts known to man. Stories have created perceptions, made emotional connections and spawned movements that have led to change in the society and hence storytellers have a special role in re-imagining the future.
Business plan competitions sprung up rapidly in the last 10-15 years to boost the Start-Up Culture. However what’s different about events like The Social Entrepreneurship Challenge – 2017 is that they offer a much-needed platform for the young and passion-driven social entrepreneurs to put their ideas to test as first step towards their career in social entrepreneurship.
Over last few years whilst interacting with many social entrepreneurs and changemakers we came across a few common attributes that define them. Here are 3 of these attributes.
Small holding farmers face a range of problems leading to perpetual poverty. eKutir and KrishiStar are using innovative business models to help farmers get access to entrepreneurial opportunities ultimately leading to predictable livelihood.
Non-fiction Short Films (sometimes also referred to as Impact Films) communicate social impact, showcase causes and engage viewers unlike any other medium. Filmmaking may sound intimidating to most social good brands. We try to simplify this process in this post.
An article in Forbes written by Daniela Papi discusses that it is best to stay away from your impactees’ background stories and only focus on the business aspect of your social good brand while promoting it. We beg to differ. Here’s why.
Self Help Groups or SHGs have been working as vehicles of economic self sustenance and socio-cultural empowerment of poor and low income groups, especially rural women over last three decades. In the emerging scenario of a For-Profit Social Enterprise, SHGs may prove to be important and useful partners in building inclusive yet profitable ventures to alleviate poverty and deliver sustainable solutions.
Films tug at the viewers’ hearts evoking empathy. Discussing 4 critically acclaimed social impact films that have brought the deepest dark corners of society to light.
The social impact of a small movie can be very strong. Social disruption through creativity and in this case film can be hugely inspirational, empowering and impactful to create positive change. – Ashoka. Journeying through the rising importance of impact laden Filmmaking in delivering a positive change.
In the globalized and market-led world of today, consumers have choice of products. For far too long we have bought or used products that have pandered to our naked consumerism over planet and people. Time to change our preferences. Commercial brands have a great opportunity to bring about social good by changing consumer preferences towards sustainable and ethically made products.