SocialStory Social Entrepreneurship and Impact Investing Weekly Roundup

30th 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.Social Enterprises and NGOs:

Making language learning easy for children to reduce disparity in quality of education – Karadi Path

Stipator: Aiming to Provide a Sense of Security to the Urban Indian Woman

Now, Open Your Savings Bank Account in your nearest retail shop with Eko

ONergy – Energizing rural India with clean energy solutions

In a rural hamlet in Lucknow Sheela is rising to fame: Sisters in Solidarity’s success story

Yes We Can:Envisioning and creating a world in which the benefits of globalization are more widely shared

Jesica Malhotra: The 17 year old from New Delhi who started Pehel- an innovative venture to distribute food to the needy

Opportunities:

Applications open for Schwab Foundation Social Entrepreneur of the Year Competition Global Selection

Chicago based Social and Green Accelerator Impact Engine Open to Indian Startups

Resources:

LITS Global provides Indian Social Enterprises with pro-bono support from European Corporate Experts

News reports and Articles:

10 in-store innovations from emerging countries: The Future of retail

Veteran Impact Investor Bob Pattillo and Gray Matters Capital invest in Unitus Capital

Why the palliative healthcare model of Kerala needs to be extended to other states

UK Government and WEF to Launch Global Learning Exchange on Impact Investment

British support for the Impact Investment Market will help millions – U.K International Development Secretary

Dispelling 5 common myths about social entrepreneurship

Two Med Tech veterans to setup InnAccel- A MedTech Acceleration Ecosystem

National skill development Corporation invests in SkillSonics: takes equity and offers debt to scale up the Swiss Vocational Model in India

Wild Asia Responsible Tourism Awards Finalists

Presentation on Investing for Impact – Mitch Kapor

Research and Reports:

49 percent of Mainstream Companies are willing to support Social Enterprises : Survey

Other publications:

CNN: Enter India's amazing world of frugal innovation

Next Billion: Measure for Measure: Is the phrase ‘Base of the Pyramid’ off base?

Next Billion: Impact Investors (Should Be) Risk Takers: Does impact investing have a lower risk tolerance than venture capital?

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