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.
Identifying an authentic social impact organization is a matter of nuanced discussion and closer assessment. It’s the mindset, performance reporting and the substance of impact that determine a true impact organization. In this article I have applied my understanding to distinguish impact startup from the other 2 startups.
It is increasingly becoming evident that there is a strong case for social entrepreneurs to align their impact reporting with Sustainable Development Goals set up by UNDP. Intuitively, it also follows that storytelling should also align with such impact metrics and convey a complete picture of your social impact.