The present day system of education ignores conditioning children into better human beings and effective problem solvers which is why volunteering should be made an important aspect of education in India.
Studies and statistics amply indicate that companies can and should do more than just assign money to CSR. With so many other ways to create a social impact, corporates and business houses can prove to be instrumental in driving development in the real sense in India.
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 tried to understand from Sreejith how a ‘handup’ is a better way of creating social impact than a ‘handout’, the nature of current cohort being mentored by Upaya, his comments on impact investment climate in India and a few words of advice for budding social entrepreneurs.
In this second installment of the Series we explore how Goonj and Jimani Collections are blending clothing with sustainable impact. Goonj is imbibing the spirit of ‘Cloth is Currency and Dignity’ while Jimani has made their women employees their strongest quality.
A few months ago I met a spirited young social entrepreneur. He wants to help the poor and people from the bottom of the pyramid (BOP) get rid of ‘energy poverty’. This phenomenon occurs when people don’t get or cannot afford access to mainstream sources of energy to conduct their daily lives. Here’s a short story.
In this chat, Bhushan Trivedi,Founder, Piconergy talks to me about the challenges he faced while designing a solar light for his customers from the BOP. Take a view.
Social media has fundamentally changed the way brands interact with their customers and other stakeholders. Social good brands need to understand how each social media channel can be leveraged because each channel has its inherent strength. Here’s how different types of social good brands can harness social media to its fullest.
A Social Good Brand or a Social Enterprise is an organized entity that primarily works towards solving a social problem through proactive positive intervention and sustains itself by raising funds or by generating profit. Social Good Brands can be broadly categorized on basis of the impact they create and the way they operate.