Small holding farmers face a range of problems leading to perpetual poverty. eKutir and KrishiStar are using innovative business models to help farmers get access to entrepreneurial opportunities ultimately leading to predictable livelihood.
Non-fiction short filmmaking is a relatively under-utilised and under-explored instrument of bringing about social change. However it can be a powerful tool for achieving multiple objectives for social entrepreneurs, incubators and investors alike.
Non-fiction Short Films (sometimes also referred to as Impact Films) communicate social impact, showcase causes and engage viewers unlike any other medium. Filmmaking may sound intimidating to most social good brands. We try to simplify this process in this post.
An article in Forbes written by Daniela Papi discusses that it is best to stay away from your impactees’ background stories and only focus on the business aspect of your social good brand while promoting it. We beg to differ. Here’s why.
Films tug at the viewers’ hearts evoking empathy. Discussing 4 critically acclaimed social impact films that have brought the deepest dark corners of society to light.
The social impact of a small movie can be very strong. Social disruption through creativity and in this case film can be hugely inspirational, empowering and impactful to create positive change. – Ashoka. Journeying through the rising importance of impact laden Filmmaking in delivering a positive change.
In the globalized and market-led world of today, consumers have choice of products. For far too long we have bought or used products that have pandered to our naked consumerism over planet and people. Time to change our preferences. Commercial brands have a great opportunity to bring about social good by changing consumer preferences towards sustainable and ethically made products.
With more and more women joining the workforce and reaching out to explore the world on their own, the need for women friendly, safe taxi service in cities like Mumbai is the need of the hour. It has opened up the scope of a social entreprise that provides both ends of the economic strata of women – a world of freedom and self-sustenance. Priyadarshini Taxi Service is such a social entrepreneurship founded by social activist and entrepreneur Susiben Shah.
The present day, heavily theoretical, evaluation-centric education system in India hardly puts any emphasis on problem solving. If we really want the future generations to uplift our country from the multitude of socio-economic and environmental ills plaguing it, we need to educate them about these problems and encourage them to come up with solutions. Why not start in high school?
What are the academic avenues to gain the knowledge and expertise required to start a Social Enterprise? Leading academic institutions and organizations that support social entrepreneurship run courses and workshops to condition the aspirants for bringing about a positive change. A snapshot.