People at the Bottom of the Pyramid should be empowered to challenge their status quo and beat poverty. This can only happen when they can participate in the economy as producers. Social entrepreneurs have a major role to play here.
Social enterprises by the very nature of their purpose are not poised to scale exponentially. This means that the most effective way for them to achieve large-scale social impact is to collaborate with each other and with different stakeholders across the impact ecosystem.
Creating more opportunities for women social entrepreneurs to hone their ideas and above all, a level playing field is necessary in achieving sustainable development and creating a growth story that translates into shared prosperity for all.
Our country needs cross-disciplinary collaboration between social enterprises to solve some of the complex problems of our development hotspots. Microentrepreneurship, accelerator organizations and addressing information gaps can be some of the key factors in achieving this.
Analysing Circular Economy as the means to fuel sustainable development and reduce socio-economic inequality.
Poverty and Inequality have a co-relation in our country. We could address both of them simultaneously if the Government and Social Entrepreneurs work in tandem to bring basic necessities and livelihood opportunities to those at the bottom of the pyramid.
The present day system of education ignores conditioning children into better human beings and effective problem solvers which is why volunteering should be made an important aspect of education in India.
In this Hangout Vikash talks about some classic problems of tribal people, his experience of working in Naxalite areas and shares his views on social entrepreneurship and its ability to bring about social change.
In this Hangout I asked him about his speech at COP 21 climate conference in Paris, some of the key projects in climate change space he has worked on, how being recognized by Forbes has helped him and his vision for his venture.
In this Hangout I tried to understand from Sreejith how a ‘handup’ is a better way of creating social impact than a ‘handout’, the nature of current cohort being mentored by Upaya, his comments on impact investment climate in India and a few words of advice for budding social entrepreneurs.