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.
In this Hangout, Santosh Phad talks about his personal journey, his vision behind Thinksharp Foundation, its far-reaching impact, his role in India’s journey towards development of education and the road ahead.
Achieving India’s Sustainable Development Goals would need creating affordable, reliable, sustainable and modern energy for all. Here we call out 3 innovative cleantech startups which are working towards it.
In this Hangout, we had an impromptu exchange of questions, answers and ideas related to product development for social impact. Ashwin shared a few interesting anecdotes about his end users and lessons he has gained from leading product development at Simpa.
Education is the foundation for wholesome socio-economic development of a nation. At a higher level it needs to transcend the certificate of a degree and focus on employment-oriented learning. At primary and secondary levels it needs to focus on offering universal access and ensuring holistic learning. It’s only then that we can achieve our SDGs. A quick look at a few social enterprises that are contributing towards achieving these goals.
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 asked him about his recent journey to Nepal, problems faced by small farmers and how eKutir is solving them through technology, what it means to be a B Corp and finally some lessons and insights he has gained over last 7 years as a social entrepreneur.
In this Hangout I asked Arun about the larger social problem he is addressing through his product, how the product works, how he intends to reach his target users and the way ahead for his venture.
Understanding the mentorship model at Villgro, selection process and the state of Impact Investment in India in an interaction with Ullas Marar from Villgro
Understanding the mentorship model, incubatee selection process and the parameters of impact through an interaction with Dr. Neelam Maheshwari, Director of Deshpande Foundation