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.
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.
We want to paint a picture of how social enterprises in India brand themselves. It is for this endeavour that we seek your cooperation. If you are a social entrepreneur OR a professional employed in such an enterprise OR someone at a position of responsibility in a Nonprofit then please respond to our survey.
The present day, heavily theoretical, evaluation-centric education system in India hardly puts any emphasis on problem solving. If we really want the future generations to uplift our country from the multitude of socio-economic and environmental ills plaguing it, we need to educate them about these problems and encourage them to come up with solutions. Why not start in high school?
What are the academic avenues to gain the knowledge and expertise required to start a Social Enterprise? Leading academic institutions and organizations that support social entrepreneurship run courses and workshops to condition the aspirants for bringing about a positive change. A snapshot.
‘Social Entrepreneurship is Social Work – True? or False?’ Social Entrepreneurship as a concept is still not well understood by many. Here are some popular myths and the truths behind them.
Social Entrepreneurship is the next step in Innovation. But the journey from being an innovator to a social entrepreneur is not all that easy. Understanding the challenges on the way can make you an effective entrepreneur.
One can either be fully sustainable or fully commercial. For-profit social entrepreneurs always face this dilemma of profit against purpose. Understanding 3 key areas where sustainability and profits conflict and why.
A little more than 48% of rural population in India are women, who constitute 30.8 per cent of the rural work force. 71 per cent of women in this work force work as agricultural labourers, besides all of them providing food, water, feed, fodder, fibre and fuel, child care, elderly care along with complex multiple household chores, Yet they do not feature as economically productive in India’s socio-economic ecosystem and are deprived of all rights to education, property, life supporting resource and right to make life decisions. This International Day of rural women, we question, why?