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.
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.