India ranks 34th on awareness about social entrepreneurship. Complex nature of business, lack of success stories and inability to attract talent are some of the main reasons for this.
Social innovators analyse a socio-economic issue from a human angle and build a solution that is rooted in empathy for the end user.
Social accelerators have to show that they are making a real world impact. Storytelling is the way ahead. Here’s how.
Scale and efficiency are two of the biggest benefits of technology. We need tech innovators, investors and evangelists to start employing technology towards sustainable development.
Problems of poverty and inequality have a complex correlation between them. While governmental policy is the biggest change agent, we need social entrepreneurs to effectively address these problems at the grassroots. Here are some promising social entrepreneurs I spoke to.
It is a conventional view that bringing about change in water access and sanitation is the sole domain of the government. However without grassroots social innovation, massive govt schemes may be ineffectual in achieving Sustainable Development Goal #6. Here we look at some of the promising WASH innovators.
Creating more opportunities for women social entrepreneurs to hone their ideas and above all, a level playing field is necessary in achieving sustainable development and creating a growth story that translates into shared prosperity for all.
Our country needs cross-disciplinary collaboration between social enterprises to solve some of the complex problems of our development hotspots. Microentrepreneurship, accelerator organizations and addressing information gaps can be some of the key factors in achieving this.
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.