Social value comprises abstract and qualitative changes within communities occurring over a period of time. It is most potent when thought of as akin to storytelling. A short film is the most powerful way for communicating social value.
Being recognized by the Prime Minister himself, IIT Bombay’s SoULS project is one of the most innovative and scalable social impact projects in the country. It offers valuable insights into poverty alleviation, women empowerment and social change through access to clean energy.
Storytelling is the most effective tool for brand building and social startups need to be coached on this. Social impact accelerators who play a pivotal role in development and sustenance of social impact ecosystem have a key role to play here as well.
As a part of my documentary series #economyforall, this short film brings to you voices of people in rural Rajasthan and offers perspectives of functionaries of Haqdarshak, a social enterprise that helps citizens benefit from govt welfare schemes.
Measuring the social impact of its operations on target beneficiaries is always a data heavy and number crunching exercise for a social enterprise. Be that as it may, there is a need for storytelling in this to induce dynamism, imagination and provocation.
Social accelerators have to show that they are making a real world impact. Storytelling is the way ahead. Here’s how.
I believe if we need to make significant strides in achievement of Sustainable Development Goal 4 of ensuring inclusive and equitable quality education for all then we need to reduce the gap between urban and rural education. Digital learning is one of the prime solutions.
How Cleantech Startups Can Tell Stories Of Impact That Reflect Spirit Of The Sustainable Development Goals
Cleantech startups have a multidimensional impact on their end consumers. Stories of impact should bring out these flavours and align them with the relevant sustainable development goals.
A storyteller needs to know who is listening to his story. Telling the most appropriate story to a certain section of audience can yield positive outcome. As a founder or a marketer you need to know who is your audience.
Healthcare tech startups play a key role in achieving SDG#3 of ‘ensure healthy lives and promoting well-being’ through service or product delivery to most vulnerable populations. Stories of their impact need to showcase how they do this.