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

the social investment state: part II

This blog post follows on from last week's. While the first post discussed the role of the state as a co-investor and legislator, this post addresses issues of investor readiness and research. Building investor readiness  As grant funding is slashed, the viability of the social economy will rest on the ability of social ventures to … Continue reading the social investment state: part II