While impact investing is very common in the west due to the popularity of social entrepreneurship, in India, it is still very niche. Social entrepreneurs often time find themselves looking at a hazy picture while pitching to investors. Know more about Impact Investing with Rwitwika Bhattacharya.
Time has come for social good brands to change the way they communicate.
6 Qualities Of Successful Social Entrepreneurs: A Takeaway From ‘How To Change The World’ by David Bornstein
Being a social entrepreneur needs you to think beyond self aspirations. It needs a set of traits that are distinct from commercial entrepreneurs. Here, I list 6 qualities of a social entrepreneur as mentioned in David Bornstein’s epic book and provide my take on each.
Achieving India’s Sustainable Development Goals In Healthcare Through Social Entrepreneurial Efforts
India needs fresh thinking, innovative approach and scalable models of healthcare services. Government will do its job but it is the social entrepreneurs that will affect change on the ground in a major way in next 15 years. If both of them work in tandem, achieving India’s SDGs in healthcare by 2030 will not be difficult.
A few months ago I met a spirited young social entrepreneur. He wants to help the poor and people from the bottom of the pyramid (BOP) get rid of ‘energy poverty’. This phenomenon occurs when people don’t get or cannot afford access to mainstream sources of energy to conduct their daily lives. Here’s a short story.
In this chat, Bhushan Trivedi,Founder, Piconergy talks to me about the challenges he faced while designing a solar light for his customers from the BOP. Take a view.
An effective and honest CSR policy goes a long way in ensuring positive and sustainable impact on the lives of its target beneficiaries. However it’s very important that CSR does not become a mere gimmick, advertising strategy, tool of peripheral development and a path for political ambitions. If this undesirable and dangerous outcome has to be prevented then all of us in the civil society need to ask tough questions and seek answers to them.
Instagram’s focus on visuals can take storytelling to a whole new level allowing social impact brands to get their target audience involved in the most innovative way. It is a master mood board for social enterprises to talk about their cause, impact, people, and products How are you using Instagram to promote your social good brand?
Featured Guest Blogger: Bipul Saha, PAN India Student Director at Hult Prize Foundation On Social Entrepreneurship Ideas
Bipul Saha is the Hult Prize Campus Director at IIM-Ahmedabad. He plays a pivotal role in bringing this event to India and is the chief organiser of the event, managing it from end to end. In this article I ask him about his comments on new trends in social entrepreneurship in India.
‘One Life, One Passion’ has served me in multiple ways. It has helped me meet and learn from spunky and dynamic entrepreneurs, push my creative bar with each story and kept me motivated and passionate about my purpose. I owe a lot to it!