Social Innovations Driven by Empathy Get Support from Infosys Foundation

A term relatively unknown even a decade ago, ‘Social innovation’ today is addressing the most pressing problems that society faces – poverty, unemployment and health. There has been a long underlying need for solutions to such challenges that society faces; solutions that give people freedom and opportunity, and that which allows them to live life…

Aarohan Social Innovation Awards 2019 – Recognizing & Rewarding Social Innovators from India

Aarohan Social Innovation Awards 2019

What comes to your mind when you think of innovation? Intelligent speakers, modern smartphones and hi-tech self-driving cars? It’s quite common for people to associate innovations with multinational companies, sophisticated labs, or educated individuals. But complexity isn’t the mark of innovation, its true essence lies in simplicity. Again, simplicity is not the same as having…

Nature’s Cart bringing nutritious food to your table

Nature's Cart

“Farming looks mighty easy when your plow is a pencil and you’re a thousand miles from the corn field.”- Dwight D. Eisenhower A techie converted into social entrepreneur, Yashovardhan Bhagat, started an agri organisation called Nature’s Cart along with Piyush Priyadarshi in mid 2018 in Ranchi, Jharkhand. After working for two and a half years…

Meet the Young Padman of Chhattisgarh

“Every change begins with a vision and a decision to take action.”- David Bornstein There is no age to be a change-agent. When many in their college days are confused about what path to take on, Shikhar Shrivastava, founder of Project Saheli, became the padman of Chhattisgarh. Shikhar is a graduate from Hidayatullah National Law…

How a Rohingya youth is fighting for the rights of his people

“To deny people their human rights is to challenge their very humanity.” – Nelson Mandela Rohingyas, frequently called the ‘most persecuted minority’ in the world have been escaping ‘ethnic cleansing’ at the hands of Myanmar armed forces. Stateless and being systematically denied human rights in the country they were born in, Rohingyas have been fleeing…

Meet Mandeep Kaur-the entrepreneur who is building tribes of changemakers

Tribes For Good

“People have to understand that unless social enterprise is experimental, it will not succeed in making a difference.” – Jacqueline Novogratz, Founder, Acumen Impactpreneurs captures yet another story of a changemaker, Mandeep Kaur, founder of Tribes For Good, who left a stable corporate job in marketing to make an impact in the social sector. After…

Meet the man providing saath to the people in slums

Saath Livelihoods

“The reasonable man adapts himself to the world; the unreasonable one persists in trying to adapt the world to himself. Therefore all progress depends on the unreasonable man.”- George Bernard Shaw Impactpreneurs had a detailed talk with an Ashoka Fellow, Rajendra Joshi who has been relentlessly working for over a decade to empower the poor…

10 Fashion Labels as Social Enterprise

Fashion industry as social enterprise

Fashion industry plays a vital role in the world. It acts as a bridge between the rural and urban people.It is making the world recognize the lost importance of handicraft. Moreover, the Indian textile industry solely employs over 45 million people directly and 60 million people indirectly. It is strengthening the economy, environment and also…