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.
In this Hangout I asked Arun about the larger social problem he is addressing through his product, how the product works, how he intends to reach his target users and the way ahead for his venture.
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.
Understanding the mentorship model at Villgro, selection process and the state of Impact Investment in India in an interaction with Ullas Marar from Villgro
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.
Understanding the mentorship model, incubatee selection process and the parameters of impact through an interaction with Dr. Neelam Maheshwari, Director of Deshpande Foundation
In this Live Hangout I asked Sujay about how is he creating impact in rural healthcare space, his experience of Ashoka fellowship and his vision for iKure.
This Live Hangout with Mr. Iytha Mallikarjuna tries to understand the concept of Fair Trade, its landscape in India and key challenges facing fair trade industry
In this Hangout, Manjul, Co-founder of BEAD talks about the origin of BEAD, their vision to make impact through ethical clothing and their immediate goals.
In this Live Hangout, I tried to understand the problem they are tying to solve through Oorja, asked them about their experiences from the field, their operational model and their vision for Oorja.