In this Hangout, we had an impromptu exchange of questions, answers and ideas related to product development for social impact. Ashwin shared a few interesting anecdotes about his end users and lessons he has gained from leading product development at Simpa.
Live Hangout with Kunal Sanklecha, The 21-yr Old Who Went To Antarctica On An Expedition To See Climate Change
He dreamt of doing something for the good of this planet and a newspaper ad turned this dream into reality. Having recently returned from his expedition to Antarctica, Kunal gets candid about his experiences, his learnings from Robert Swan and his views on the severity of climate change.
Are You An Impact Investor OR An Incubator Or A Social Entrepreneur? Then Here’s Why You Should Be Telling Stories
There are 3 major entities in the social good spectrum. The way these different organizations employ storytelling should be reflective of their role in the social entrepreneurship ecosystem.
Education is the foundation for wholesome socio-economic development of a nation. At a higher level it needs to transcend the certificate of a degree and focus on employment-oriented learning. At primary and secondary levels it needs to focus on offering universal access and ensuring holistic learning. It’s only then that we can achieve our SDGs. A quick look at a few social enterprises that are contributing towards achieving these goals.
In this Hangout I asked him about his speech at COP 21 climate conference in Paris, some of the key projects in climate change space he has worked on, how being recognized by Forbes has helped him and his vision for his venture.
In this interaction, Seetha, a seasoned changemaker herself, talks about how the education system in India can change and explains concepts like self-initiated learning to trigger intellectual rigour.
The underprivileged don’t need freebies or charity. They need to be empowered to live a life of dignity and fulfillment. When we know ‘Who’ and ‘How’ someone benefits from our intervention, that’s when we can be sure that we are empowering them and not just giving.
In this Hangout I asked him about his recent journey to Nepal, problems faced by small farmers and how eKutir is solving them through technology, what it means to be a B Corp and finally some lessons and insights he has gained over last 7 years as a social entrepreneur.
Are continuous donations the best way of solving socio-economic problems? We think there is a need for charities and individual philanthropists to fund social innovators and entrepreneurs instead