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Meet Unlock Impact's Comms Ninja!
Claudius Gutemann, Meet Unlock Impact's Comms Ninja! 29 Jun 2018
POP-UP INDIA Incubator 2018
Claudius Gutemann, POP-UP INDIA Incubator 2018 29 Jun 2018
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POP-UP INDIA Incubator 2018

The POP-UP INDIA Incubator 2018 is now accepting applications for its incubator program to solve business and social challenges in accessibility, affordability and awareness of essential services, managing solid waste and compost valorization.

The early-stage organizations will receive access to Veolia's world-class infrastructure, scaling-up with existing customer base build in last 160 years, mentoring from experienced executives from team of 179,000 employees and networking opportunities for investment and commercialization.

The projects will be selected through a competitive selection process and the top 5 finalists will then go for a 6-week co-creation phase with Veolia and Ennovent. During this phase, start-ups develop plans for creating and testing the minimum viable product or service in Veolia’s value chain.

Visit their website: popupindia.org for more details. Apply now at bit.ly/applypopup as the last date for application is 30th June 2018.

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Meet Unlock Impact's Comms Ninja!

One of the challenges that enterprises face is ‘Communications’, which is often seen as a cost head that is needed but not essential. That is until it’s time to fundraise or launch a product or a service or grow your customer base. Telling your impact story is critical to building your brand and visibility in a crowded sector.
Unlock Impact, a platform and consultancy that partners with businesses and non-profits, brings you the Virtual Communications Ninja – an experienced resource dedicated to your organisation, without the challenges of hiring, training or managing on a day-to-day basis.

Someone who will:
* Work with you ‘virtually’ as part of your team
* Execute your communications and strategy developed and customised to your needs
* Managed through tried-and-tested tools, systems and frameworks built by Unlock Impact

Find out more about how this new and useful resource can help you amplify your impact.

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Edition 14 - March 2013

Edition 14 - March 2013 Read more »
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Impact Measurement - Brief note by Ennovent

For any enterprise intent on making a social, environmental and/or economic impact, describing the impact created by its operations and services is a necessary part of demonstrating what it is achieving. Consequently, enterprises are increasingly undertaking the task of monitoring and measuring the impact of their ventures as a part of the pursuit of their respective organisational missions. This brief note describes the definition, barriers, benefits and tools of impact measurement currently being employed by enterprises. Read more »
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Handbook on Corporate Social Responsibility in India

The handbook builds a common understanding of the concept of CSR, based on global practices, Indian tradition, and the intent and provisions of the Companies Act, 2013. It highlights important aspects of Clause 135 of the Companies Act, 2013 and its implications on companies. A major part of the handbook focuses on the ‘what’ and ‘how’ of strategising, planning, executing and monitoring these CSR activities. Read more »
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The Emerging Landscape of ESG Action in Indian Businesses and their Supply Chains

Influenced by global dialogues and stimulated by the Indian policy makers, the Indian business diaspora has been, for the past few years, increasingly engaging in conversation and action on management and measurement of Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) parameters. This shift in focus towards non-financial metrics comes amidst an increasing demand from global customers and investors for ESG disclosure along with the launch of the National Voluntary Guidelines for Social, Environmental and Economic Responsibilities of Businesses (NVG-SEE) which is applicable for all Indian businesses. In 2012, the Securities and Exchange Board of India (SEBI) mandated the filing of an annual Business Responsibility Report (BRR), which focuses on ESG performance, for the 100 largest publicly traded firms. Read more »
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MSME Umbrella Programme

Innovation matters for the growth of the Indian MSME sector! With the opening of the Indian economy and increasing globalization, a growing number of MSMEs face tough competition on international markets. Increasing resource prices or higher costs of imports additionally drive the development of new solutions. However, to remain competitive, Indian MSMEs need more than innovative products alone: The pressure for innovation in processes, business models and management to improve productivity and significantly lower costs, has increased in recent years. New initiatives by the Government of India support enterprises to gain competitive edge and to strengthen their innovation competencies. With the announcement of 2010 – 2020 as the “Decade of Innovation” and the establishment of the National Innovation Council (NInC) the Indian Prime Minister has put innovation promotion in the centre of private sector development in India. Read more »
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Artha Newsletter Nr. 18

Artha News 01/ Oct 13 Read more »
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From the Margin to the Mainstream: Assessment of the Impact Investment Sector and Opportunities to Engage Mainstream Investors

A report by the World Economic Forum Investors Industries Prepared in collaboration with Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu New Report: Bringing Impact Investing From the Margins to the Mainstream - World Economic Forum report highlights the potential of impact investing to generate market returns while addressing key social and environmental challenges - 79% of impact investors are already targeting market rates of return; to reach a 2020 market projection of more than US$ 500 billion, the impact investment sector needs to grow significantly - The report engaged 150 mainstream investors, business executives and policy-makers, advancing the Forum's impact investment agenda Read more »
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Interface between government officials and social innovators: Challenges and Recommendations

India, today, is witnessing a number of social innovations across sectors and at various levels. The incredible solutions that social innovations offer, and the energy that they bring to the ‘traditional’ market are being felt. However, we as a country still have a long way to go in embracing social innovation and providing it the impetus that it needs. There exist substantial challenges that need to be addressed, in order to take cognizance of innovation. This document has been drafted drawing from responses elicited through conversations with social innovators. A total of 9 social innovators, from the education, energy and agriculture sectors were spoken to, in a semi-structured interview to retain the focus of the conversation while allowing them to bring in their own additional perspectives, all the same. This exercise has resulted in the detailed discussion that follows, on challenges and roadblocks that social innovators face in dealing with the government, in a pointed manner. The aim is to emphasise the on-ground practicalities with the aim to provoke thought-processes to address these issues. The respondents have also made recommendations drawing from their own experiences, in their respective sectors of operation. The idea is to identify areas inherent with the scope to implement these recommendations in order to establish an ecosystem that is conducive to and appreciative of social innovation and entrepreneurship. Read more »