Becoming an ‘Unicorn’ is barking up the wrong tree for a social enterprise that derives its sense of purpose from doing social good.
World is simmering with challenges- climate change, income inequality, social injustice and depravity. Social entrepreneurship with its philosophy of sustainable & inclusive development and positive social impact is what the world needs.
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.
Unemployment affects several sections of the society from the educated youth to the communities at the Bottom of the pyramid. It needs to be addressed at various levels through innovative social entrepreneurial models that rely on creation of jobs, livelihood opportunities and financial inclusion.
In just above 3 minutes, Shekar explains what is circular economy, associated concepts of ‘cradle-to-grave’ & ‘cradle-to-cradle’ and how his social enterprise, Hasiru Dala is trying to further the concept. An useful listen.
The effectiveness of content has been ignored by Social Good Brands time and again. It’s time they realized that content is the elephant in the room and it needs to be fed. Regularly!
Problems of Urban waste management and sustainable livelihood to waste-pickers through formal employment are like conjoined twins. Hasiru Dala, a for-benefit, not-for-loss social enterprise based in Banglaore has understood this and has made its mission to change the world we live in, for both waste-pickers and citizens alike. This story titled ‘The Green Force’ answers how.