Articles by Payal Shah
One of the key themes at the Sankalp Unconvention this year: How do we make all this ‘talk’ of Africa-India collaboration real? Over various roundtables and conversations, some key themes emerged on whether we are doing all that is necessary to foster collaboration between social enterprises in India and Africa.
The Questions of Sankalp Forum : Angels, incubators, impact measurement and who should pay for it all
Nearly 1,000 members of the impact investing community congregated at Sankalp Unconvention 2013 last week. The fact that this industry has grown so rapidly is anecdotally visible in the turnout at this event – while one would expect social enterprises and investing funds; the breadth of representation from other players was impressive: from incubators, international aid agencies, journalists, and academia to even tech consulting services, marketing and branding specialists. Some interesting themes emerged.
- Social Enterprise
India CSR Bill Creates Ripples in the Social Sector: Big companies would have to spend 2% of profits on CSR, but could the sector absorb it?
The Indian parliament is in the process of passing a bill mandating large companies dedicate 2 percent of their profits toward CSR activities. The big question is whether the social sector could actually absorb it.
- Impact Assessment