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India social entrepreneur of the year 2012: Anshu Gupta of Goonj

November 7, 2012

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World Economic Forum announced in a press release yesterday that Schwab Foundation for Social Entrepreneurship has selected Anshu Gupta as the India Social Entrepreneur of the Year 2012, for the great work accomplished through his social entrepreneurial venture, Goonj. “The solution is lying in your cupboard”   Best practice social enterprise: eye for scale & […]

The thorn in the eye of the movement for social change in India – and elsewhere

December 8, 2011

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Esha Chhabra points out some very essential issues in her excellent article for GOOD called “How to Upgrade India’s Social Enterprise Ecosystem,” where she is taking the temperature on contemporary work for social change in India. She writes: “India has become a hotbed of social enterprise, home to impact technology like D.Light Design‘s low-cost LED […]

A social visionary ahead of his time: maybe we ought to catch up?

November 19, 2011

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“I went to a very elitist, snobbish, expensive education in India and that almost destroyed me.” With these words social entrepreneur Sanjit ‘Bunker’ Roy opens his very inspiring TED talk, giving us a little peek into the remarkable work he has accomplished over the last decades for the poor in India and later also Africa. […]

Are you the next Social Entrepreneur of the Year? Prestigious competition in Brazil, Venezuela, and India

April 18, 2011

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Social entrepreneurs of Brazil, Venezuela, and India – this is something which might be of interest and great value to you. Schwab Foundation in collaboration with World Economic Forum is hosting a competition on finding the ‘Social Entrepreneur of the Year’ 2011 and in those three countries it’s still open for participation.  The competition in […]

Watch live TEDxChange @ TEDxDelhi on social innovation

March 22, 2011

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If you got time and are by the computer, use this opportunity to watch these inspiring TEDxChange talks; live from New Delhi! If you don’t have time now, save it as an educative treat for later, or simple check out the interesting speakers; individuals involved with social entrepreneurship in India.. See for yourself, if it […]

Socent conference in India: a peak into a dynamic sector for change

January 27, 2011

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On this very interesting blog on Social Entrepreneurship, you can read in great details about an upcoming Socent conference in Jamshedpur. You might not be able to make it to India by tomorrow, in order to join this weekend of insight, discussion, and sharing in the name of change-making, but you can still find great […]

Social entrepreneurship – ancient phenomenon, new word?

December 12, 2010

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Eradicating extreme poverty continues to be one of the main challenges of our time, and is a major concern of the international community. Ending this scourge will require the combined efforts of all, governments, civil society organizations and the private sector, in the context of a stronger and more effective global partnership for development (United […]