SocialStory Social Entrepreneurship and Impact Investing Weekly Roundup

By Vallabh Rao|23rd Jun 2013
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Below is a roundup of news articles and stories from the social enterprise and impact investing sector by SocialStory, the media platform part of YourStory.in which tracks the social enterprise, impact investing and development sectors. . If you would like to receive the weekly social enterprise and impact investing roundup in your inbox, subscribe to the newsletter here.Upcoming events:

Careers in the Social Sector – Breaking the Myths

GIZ workshop for Companies on BoP Clean Energy Business Potential

Ashoka India Future Forum to bring a powerful social impact network together in Pune from June 27-29

SocialStory series on Dasra recently ‘Crafting a Livelihood’ report:

Dasra recently released ‘Crafting a Livelihood’ report that brings to the fore some stark realities about the state of rural artisans and craftspeople in the country. The research report outlines the current landscape in India, challenges and opportunities, roles of various stakeholders – government, corporates, social businesses, non-profits – and best practices currently implemented within this space.

Crafting a livelihood, a snapshot of the Indian artifacts sector

Problems facing the Indian artifacts sector

How Government, private sector and non profit entities are supporting Indian artisans

Social, Green enterprises and non-profits:

Solar Soldiers – on a mission to light up a remote village in U.P.

Knocking out the familiarity of power cuts is Chennai based startup SolarTown

A ‘kabadiwala’ entrepreneur showing the worth of waste to society – Paperman

News reports and Articles:

Acara Summer Institute – IIHS Social Venture Design June 2013 Programme Pitching Teams

IDEX Accelerator’s inaugural event gives fellows a macro understanding of India’s social sector

No Entrepreneurs or No Investors:Examining the reality in India’s early-stage ecosystem

Resources:

NGOs and Social Enterprises can access free legal assistance through TrustLaw Connect: Examples in India

Awards and Recognition:

Indian NGO Foundation for Ecological Security wins U.N Convention to Combat Desertification Award

Winners of The Rockefeller Foundation 2013 Centennial Innovation Challenge Announced

Opportunities:

Project Hub Yangon Fellowship is looking for 5 Myanmar Entrepreneurs

Reports and Research:

Report: Priorities for Agricultural Research for Development in South Asia

Forum for Social Innovation Sweden Releases Research Report on Social Return on Investment

Other publications:

Huffington Post: 'Impact Investing' Is New Hedge Fund Buzzword After Bangladesh Factory Disaster: Experts

NYT: An Investment Strategy in the Human Interest

A major language problem in impact investing? Acumen Fund blog: Below Market

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