Problems of poverty and inequality have a complex correlation between them. While governmental policy is the biggest change agent, we need social entrepreneurs to effectively address these problems at the grassroots. Here are some promising social entrepreneurs I spoke to.
Healthcare tech startups play a key role in achieving SDG#3 of ‘ensure healthy lives and promoting well-being’ through service or product delivery to most vulnerable populations. Stories of their impact need to showcase how they do this.
As a social entrepreneurs you are smart and already an inspiration to many. While your venture occupies you day and night, this new year and beyond I urge you to think about these resolutions and make it better for yourself and others.
SDGs are grand vision statements, universally accepted and based on common social good. Social entrepreneurs and changemakers should not only create impact metrics that align with them but also tell stories that reflect the spirit of the SDGs in the impact efforts of their organizations.
Bootstrapped startups may not have the resources or skills to produce broadcast quality videos. However by adhering to the 3 tips mentioned here, they can surely take effective steps in that direction.
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.
Live Hangout with Kunal Sanklecha, The 21-yr Old Who Went To Antarctica On An Expedition To See Climate Change
He dreamt of doing something for the good of this planet and a newspaper ad turned this dream into reality. Having recently returned from his expedition to Antarctica, Kunal gets candid about his experiences, his learnings from Robert Swan and his views on the severity of climate change.
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.
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.
Storytelling has been one of the oldest arts known to man. Stories have created perceptions, made emotional connections and spawned movements that have led to change in the society and hence storytellers have a special role in re-imagining the future.