WASH innovation cannot work in a silo. It needs to work in tandem with positive interventions like awareness through seminars and village level events to help people become more vocal about their problems and make the impact more sustainable.
Social innovators analyse a socio-economic issue from a human angle and build a solution that is rooted in empathy for the end user.
Scale and efficiency are two of the biggest benefits of technology. We need tech innovators, investors and evangelists to start employing technology towards sustainable development.
It is a conventional view that bringing about change in water access and sanitation is the sole domain of the government. However without grassroots social innovation, massive govt schemes may be ineffectual in achieving Sustainable Development Goal #6. Here we look at some of the promising WASH innovators.
If India has to achieve sustainable and inclusive growth as defined in the SDGs and truly emerge as an economic powerhouse then more women entrepreneurs especially social entrepreneurs are needed.
Analysing Circular Economy as the means to fuel sustainable development and reduce socio-economic inequality.
Social Enterprises are key instruments of social change and thus their role in helping us achieve Sustainable Development Goals is highly critical.
The purpose of education in its real sense has got lost in marks, ranks and syllabus. Schools, teachers and all the stakeholders in the education system need to introspect if they are creating individuals who are prepared for the real world and can contribute positively to the economy and the country.
While a social enterprise may not have the luxury of using competitive compensation as a carrot, marketing its grand vision for social change to potential leaders and managers, creating a transparent and inclusive culture and empowering its field staff will go a long way in retaining the right talent.
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.