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10 highlights from Sankalp Africa Summit 2016 session on Water & Sanitation innovation

by Team Sankalp

February 25-26, the Sankalp Africa Summit 2016 was held in Nairobi, Kenya – focused on opportunities for inclusive and high-impact enterprises. One of the key sector based sessions focused on Innovative Business Solutions for Water and Sanitation Services. Africa Funded founder and director Saskia Reus-Makkink was one of the speakers in this session and shares […]

Mar 4, 2016

Key Challenges for the “Missing Middle” in Kenya

by Stefanie Bauer & Sheena Raikundalia in Access to Finance
Nov 4, 2015

The Social Angel Movement in India : How it's building the impact ecosystem

by Priya Shah

Early stage ventures are built not born. That was the assessment of Bob Pattillo, founder of Gray Ghost Ventures, at April’s Sankalp Unconvention Summit in Mumbai. Pattillo suggested that investing in a social venture fund would be a good way for angel investors to dip a toe in the social enterprise market and gain confidence.  […]

Jul 15, 2013

Spotlight: Sankalp Enterprises Announced Winners at the Villgro Wantrapreneur Challenge

by sankalpforum

Sankalp Alumni B2R technologies (Sankalp Finalist 2011) and Star Agri (Sankalp Winner 2011) were announced winners in the Early Growth Stage (Other sectors & Agriculture Sector) category at the Wantrapreneur Challenge, 2011 in Chennai.

Jan 10, 2012

Sector Round Up: Jan 2012

by sankalpforum in Access to Finance
Jan 10, 2012

Sector RoundUp: Dec 2011

by sankalpforum

IFC to Invest upto 20 Percent in Zephyr Peacock and Aloe Environment Fund Aloe Environment Fund is targeting to raise between $265 – $400Mn for its fund III that will focus on investments in the clean energy sector. IFC has proposed an equity investment of $25Mn or upto 20 percent of the total commitment to […]

Dec 5, 2011

Sankalp Forum and Ennovent Join Hands

by Beyond Profit in Access to Finance
Mar 18, 2012

Impact Investing: World Changing Movement or Struggling Financial Instrument?

by Beyond Profit

The popular 180 degree debate at Sankalp Forum’s annual summit this year will ask a controversial question about impact investing – is it made out to be more than it really is? We’ve put together diverse opinions from across the sector, add your own and tell us what you think.  Is it “a dangerous promise” […]

Mar 18, 2012

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