Impact investors are the evangelists of the social entrepreneurship ecosystem and they have a key role to play in the success of SDGs. By re-aligning their investment focus on social and economic outcomes defined under the SDGs, impact investors can encourage cross-functional and holistic social innovations.
Understanding why it is necessary to support ideas in the early stage for building a sustainable Social Enterprise and how its done at NSRCEL from Aakarsh Naidu, Director of Ecosystem Initiatives.
Service Design revolves around the intangible aspects of your impact offering. A good service model digs deeper into the very ethics of your organisation, your philosophy and the cause you support to deliver a more sustainable and long-term impact.
Key pointers that social entrepreneurs should bear in mind while pitching to investors, recommended by influencers we spoke to.
Pulling people at the bottom of the pyramid out of poverty means making productive job and livelihood opportunities available to them. Upaya is playing a role of a catalyst by investing in social entrepreneurs who focus on this through their accelerator program.
Every cohort program is a story in itself which can be told by capturing these 4 elements- Program theme, entrepreneurs, sponsors & mentors and event. The final objective is to demonstrate the effectiveness of the program in realistic yet artful way.
A big country like India with myriad socioeconomic challenges direly needs social impact focused, responsible and purpose-driven businesses and startups. Entire business ecosystem needs a paradigm shift in its approach. B Corp certification could be a good start. Here’s learning about this certification, directly from India’s first B Corp.
In this part I solicit your opinion on which of the 3 startups mentioned here is creating tangible social impact and why. I am keen to understand how you perceive an impact organization.
Impact incubators have a special role to play beyond nurturing potential game-changing startups and innovative ideas. They need to start telling stories not only to create goodwill for themselves but also to help the greater good of society.
In this Hangout I asked her about practices of reporting social impact globally especially by big businesses as well as small social enterprises, some interesting projects she has carried out for her clients and her views on role of women in social entrepreneurship.