Category: Social Entreprenuership

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2016 Skoll Social Entrepreneurship Awards Announced

The Skoll Foundation announced the winners of it’s Social Entrepreneurship Awards for 2016 yesterday. The awards will be conferred on the 14th April 2016 at the Skoll World Forum. Every year Skoll Foundation invites applications from social entrepreneurs who are working for radical change at the grassroots across the globe. After a stringent screening process […]

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Interview with Ms Renee Bell, Micro Energy Credits

Q. Tell us a little about your professional background, how did you end up working at Micro Energy Credits (MEC)? I received my degree in Environmental Studies and began my career working at a climate change policy NGO. After gaining experience at the policy level, I wanted field experience and joined the US Peace Corps […]

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Invisible Heart of Markets : Report on Impact Investing

A report titled ” The Invisible Heart of Markets: How Impact Investing is Harnessing Innovation and Capital for Public Good” has been released by The Social Impact Taskforce, which was constituted by the governments of the G8 in June 2013. The report released last week outlines various recommendations that could potentially unleash billions of dollars […]

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Stanford Executive Program in Social Entrepreneurship

The Graduate School of Business at Stanford University is now accepting applications for it’s Executive Program in Social Entrepreneurship. The 5 Day residential program is designed to help social entrepreneurs take their social enterprises to the next level by leveraging innovative models. The 5 Day program is scheduled to be held from 08 – 13 […]

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Boond secures Series A Investment

Opes Impact Fund (Fondazione Opes) joined by two other members of the Ennovent Circle – Rianta Capital and Sumantra Roy – have closed a Series A equity investment round in North India-based clean energy access company, Boond Engineering & Development. This investment in Boond led by Opes is the seventh deal facilitated by the Ennovent […]

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India Inclusive Innovation Fund

In January 2014, the launch of the Indian Inclusive Innovation fund was announced by the National Innovation Council and the Ministry of Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises. All these months the fund remained on paper, but now the newly elected Narendra Modi government has announced concrete steps that could see it becoming operational within this […]

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Ennovent Circle invests in Sudiksha

Ennovent Impact Investment Holding, Opes Impact Fund and Sadeesh Raghavan – all members of Ennovent Circle – closed a pre-series A investment round in Hyderabad based education enterprise Sudiksha Knowledge Solutions today. This investment was undertaken along with Pearson Affordable Learning Fund, First Light Ventures, Eleos Foundation and Village Capital. According to India’s 2011 census data, […]

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Master of Social Entrepreneurship in India

The Deshpande Educational Trust is accepting applications for the 2014 –  2016 Master of Social Entrepreneurship (MSE). MSE is a two-year residential program affiliated with Karnatak University Dharwad and approved by the Government of Karnataka. With a rigorous academic curriculum including more than twenty-five courses, MSE offers a world-class education taught by reputed faculty who […]


Upaya and Elrhino partner to create jobs, protect wildlife in Assam

Upaya Social Ventures ( has announced that it has begun work with Guwahati, Assam-based Elrhino ( – handcrafted luxury paper, stationery products, and packaging materials made from recycled rhinoceros and elephant dung and other natural waste. The company will receive seed capital and ongoing business development support from Upaya through the latter’s LiftUP Project framework. Elrhino manages […]