Sankalp Unconvention Summit 2014: An Analysis

The 6th annual Sankalp Unconvention Summit took place in Mumbai from April 9-11, 2014 with over 100 speakers and over 20 sessions. It featured critical launches of tools and reports for the social enterprise and impact investment industry. Cases in point – PRISM (India’s first impact fund rating tool); StartupWave (a virtual incubator for social enterprises); and, […]

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The Global Information Technology Report 2014

This year marks the 13th edition of the Global Information Technology Report, which provides a comprehensive assessment of networked readiness, or how prepared an economy is to apply the benefits of information and communications technologies (ICTs)

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Invest. Catalyze. Mainstream: The Indian Impact Investing Story

India is globally regarded as a major hub for impact investing, with a highly evolved ecosystem comprising diverse stakeholders, well regarded successes in BoP entrepreneurship, pioneering investors, and a wide array of enterprise enablers. This stud

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Fintrek: Exploring New Frontiers in Fintech Investments in East Africa 2018

With the rapid mobile penetration in emerging economies, FinTech may easily be the buzz word or the flavor of this decade. While FinTech refers to firms leveraging technology to deliver financial products/services or capabilities to customers or othe

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4Ps of inclusive business: How perseverance, partnerships, pilots and passion can lead to success

Success in inclusive business depends on getting the business model right. But so far there is little known about which business models work, how long success takes and what success looks like in practice. 4Ps of inclusive business: How perseverance

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From poverty to empowerment: India’s imperative for jobs, growth, and effective basic services

Long considered an immutable fact of life in India, extreme poverty is finally in retreat. India launched its first wave of economic reforms in the early 1990s, resulting in a decline in the official poverty ratio from 45 percent in 1994 to 37 percen

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Entrepreneurial Ecosystems Around the Globe and Early-Stage Company Growth Dynamics

Entrepreneurs are key drivers of economic and social progress. Rapidly growing entrepreneurial enterprises are often viewed as important sources of innovation, productivity growth and employment (small and medium-sized enterprises account for a

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