MIT Competition Finalist Provides A Solution For India’s Farmers

Link

MIT Competition Finalist Provides A Solution For India’s Farmers

eKutir http://www.ekutirglobal.com/index.html Global is a part of eKutir India Social Enterprise Group, a finalist in the MIT Inclusive Innovation Competition (IIC) under the ‘new models’ category. As a first-of-its-kind human-digital platform, it has reached 70,000 farmers through a network of licensed community agents, capturing data to recommend the best solutions for smallholder farmers throughout their production cycle by connecting them to tools, finance and buyers.

Share on FacebookTweet about this on TwitterShare on Google+Share on LinkedIn

via justmeans.com

The US State Department Endorses Impact Investing at the UN General Assembly

Link

The US State Department Endorses Impact Investing at the UN General Assembly

Impact investing is not philanthropy. It is self-interested. New and unprecedented environmental and social challenges pose threats that financial institutions are now trying to address. Returns on their investments are scaled to the risks and rewards in each deal. It’s still about the money, but with an element of another kind of self-preservation involved.

Share on FacebookTweet about this on TwitterShare on Google+Share on LinkedIn

via nonprofitquarterly.org

The best countries to be a Social Entrepreneur 2016

Link

The best countries to be a Social Entrepreneur 2016

Findings highlight areas of strength and weakness in the world’s biggest economies, giving social entrepreneurs, policy makers and investors the research needed to further discuss, explore and pursue innovative ways of doing business for good. We also highlight the countries where women social entrepreneurs are performing best.

Share on FacebookTweet about this on TwitterShare on Google+Share on LinkedIn

via poll2016.trust.org

Why Social Ventures Need Systems Thinking

Link

Why Social Ventures Need Systems Thinking

An individual or organization must first be able to put forward a new solution or set of solutions to a pressing social challenge. This sounds obvious, but we’re suggesting that organizational theories of change, business plans, and other foundational materials need to reflect systems thinking. The most important tool in the new systems entrepreneur’s suite is the ability to embed the solution into the larger system being targeted.

Share on FacebookTweet about this on TwitterShare on Google+Share on LinkedIn

via hbr.org