UKISEEN: the next episode

I've wanted to get a Dr Dre reference into a blogpost for about a decade, and there I've gone and done it. Booya! If someone had told me five years ago, when I first waded into the murky world of social entrepreneurship education, that I'd be welcoming 30 institutions (mainly from a small geographical belt in … Continue reading UKISEEN: the next episode

The case for social entrepreneurship in Indian higher education

This opinion piece first appeared in the Hindustan Times, 23 December 2014   Indian universities are facing acute pressure to become agile and flexible organisations, capable of adapting to the changing dynamics of the 21st century job market as well as the emergence of the so-called "impact" economy. The sector is diversifying at a rapid … Continue reading The case for social entrepreneurship in Indian higher education

Economy or society? It’s a nice choice to have

The placard above was photographed at a demonstration in London last week and quickly went viral as a pithy rejoinder to neo-liberal economic policies and the gradual erosion of the social around the world. A student on our UK-India programme  pointed out that the distinction between the economic and the social is grounded in scales … Continue reading Economy or society? It’s a nice choice to have

Two rising stars of the Indian social enterprise scene

This was originally published as "Social enterprise in India makes steady progress" in The Guardian, January 9th 2013. Over the past decade the social enterprise ecosystem in India has grown steadily, almost in parallel to ours in Britain. Like ours, the evolution of the ecosystem has been uneven, with a surfeit of subsidised capital for … Continue reading Two rising stars of the Indian social enterprise scene

Reflections on social impact assessment in India & the shape of social impact measurement 2.0

Having just returned from 3 breathless weeks in India, and having spent much of it interviewing or working with social purpose ventures from a range of sectors, my head is full of social impact-type thoughts. I had the great privilege of working with early stage social entrepreneurs in Mumbai working on solutions to problems as … Continue reading Reflections on social impact assessment in India & the shape of social impact measurement 2.0

How Satyamev Jayate can catalyse a social enterprise movement

This piece was published on redhotcurry.com,  18th August 2012 and as an editorial in the Hindustan Times in September 25, 2012:  http://www.hindustantimes.com/News-Feed/Editorials/Just-maintain-the-momentum/Article1-935621.aspx By all measures, Aamir Khan's and Star Plus'  Satyamev Jayate has been a phenomenal success. Viewing figures surpass anything shown on Indian Sunday mornings since the Mahabharata and Ramayana serials in the 1990s. … Continue reading How Satyamev Jayate can catalyse a social enterprise movement