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.
‘Social Entrepreneurship is Social Work – True? or False?’ Social Entrepreneurship as a concept is still not well understood by many. Here are some popular myths and the truths behind them.
Social Entrepreneurship is the next step in Innovation. But the journey from being an innovator to a social entrepreneur is not all that easy. Understanding the challenges on the way can make you an effective entrepreneur.
One can either be fully sustainable or fully commercial. For-profit social entrepreneurs always face this dilemma of profit against purpose. Understanding 3 key areas where sustainability and profits conflict and why.
The term ‘social good brand’ has been used loosely to depict anyone who is contributing to the society in any way. But it may not be so. Being a Social Good Brand means being passionate about a socio-economic problem, attempting to solve it through sustained social innovation and intimately caring for the community for whom you seek the change.
IT’S NOT ABOUT THE AMOUNT OF WEALTH YOU CAN ACCUMULATE, IT’S ABOUT THE IMPACT AND CHANGE YOU CAN CREATE. – NEIL BLUMENTHAL, WARBY PARKER FOUNDER. They very definition of a for-profit social enterprise is earning money while doing social good and scaling up is needed to bring larger impact. Here are 5 questions you need to answer while you scale up your social enterprise, guided by some of the most successful social entrepreneurs.
In the era of innovation and disruptive thinking, solving the myriad complex socio-economic problems of our country need to be looked into from the point of view of Profit with a Purpose Social Entrepreneurial model. But are our new-generation business management graduates ready to take it up as a career? The answer is not very encouraging as of now but the future holds promise. Read to know why.
The Invisible Hand has not been able to address some of the most pressing problems of humanity and has failed in bringing about sustainable development. Social Innovation backed by the Government is the next vehicle of social good.