About Sankalp

ABOUT SANKALP

ACHIEVING SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT GOALS THROUGH ENTREPRENEURSHIP AND BY MAINSTREAMING IMPACT

ABOUT SANKALP

ACHIEVING SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT GOALS THROUGH ENTREPRENEURSHIP AND BY MAINSTREAMING IMPACT

Sankalp was initiated in India in 2009 by Intellecap to create a thriving ecosystem for business-led solutions to achieve the UN Sustainable Development Goals by 2030 across the Global South.

Sankalp has built one of the world’s largest impact enterprise-focused platforms that has showcased and discovered 1,800+ entrepreneurs through 26 editions of its flagship summits and has connected them to over 800 investors. Sankalp has enabled entrepreneurs to raise over USD 270 million in funding and disbursed USD 870K in cash grants.

Sankalp also engages with governments, corporations, ecosystem builders like the World Economic Forum, G7 and G20, media, and civil society organizations to drive a paradigm shift in inclusive development approaches. At Sankalp’s core is the entrepreneur, and it uses the framework of Knowledge, Capital & Network to create an enabling ecosystem for their success.

OUR EDGE

Sankalp catalyzes inclusive development through convergence and collaboration

OUR EDGE

Sankalp catalyzes inclusive development through convergence and collaboration

Curated Networking Opportunities

Sankalp has facilitated over 25 convenings and connected over 600 investors to 1800+ social enterprises

Foster Partnerships & Collaborations

We enable unlikely alliances and drive collaboration within Sankalp’s global community and network of over 150,000 stakeholders

Showcase Game Changing Innovations

Sankalp has given a platform to over 1800 entrepreneurs who are solving some of the world’s most pressing challenges

Building Entrepreneurial Ecosystems

We build collaborative entrepreneurial ecosystems and actionable roadmaps to solve emerging challenges across impact sectors

Build Industry Infrastructure

Sankalp has launched platforms such as the Impact Investors Council, the Microfinance Institutions Network (MFIN) and the Intellecap Impact Investment Network (I3N)

Create a Platform For Advocacy and Influence

We connect the dots between governments, corporations, civil society, and ecosystem builders to build the inclusive development narrative.
Focus Areas

Sankalp is sector agnostic, but impact-focused

Focus Areas

Sankalp is sector agnostic, but impact-focused.

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Healthcare, Water & Sanitation
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Inclusive Fintech & Financial Services
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Gender Lens Investing & Women Leaders
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The Future of Work(ers) & GIG Economy

Healthcare, Water & Sanitation

From innovative last-mile delivery methods to cutting edge technology and access to training for healthcare workers, we enable healthtech entrepreneurs in the Global South to enhance access to water, nutrition and sanitation to the emerging 3 billion. We’re building the narrative around equity in water stewardship and access to healthcare where it matters most.

Inclusive Fintech & Financial Services

We are improving access to finance for last-mile consumers by fostering innovative technology partnerships and improving product affordability. Our goal is to create inclusive fintech models, digitize rural value chains and surface micro-investing, micro-savings, and micro-insurance opportunities. We do this by connecting entrepreneurs with the ecosystem to enable cross-border and cross-sectoral collaboration.

Gender Lens Investing & Women Leaders

Women make up 70% of the world’s impoverished people (UN) and continue to be at a disadvantage despite the social and technological advances brought about for the bottom of the economic pyramid in the last few decades. Gender is a cross-cutting theme and features in all thematic sectors. We also host an exclusive gathering for the #WomenatSankalp that celebrates and connects women leaders.

The Future of Work(ers) & GIG Economy

We focus on conversations on localised manufacturing, job security for gig economy workers, securing the livelihoods of migrant workers, and steady labour supply for MSME’s. We study what the future of work will look like for millions of low-income workers across the Global South, and whether technology & mobile connectivity can bridge the gap for labour supply & demand, especially for micro & small enterprises. At Sankalp we bring you voices from the community that matter.

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Impact Investing, Blended Finance & Colaborative Philanthropy
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Circular Economies
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Climate Crisis - Finance, Risk & Opportunity
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Agriculture - Increasing Resilience of Smallholder Farmers

Impact Investing, Blended Finance & Colaborative Philanthropy

Early-stage enterprises have a critical financing gap, and we focus on connecting them with capital sources. Through narrative building and our convenings, we spark critical conversations on issues like blended finance and leverage mainstream capital towards impact investing by studying collaborative philanthropic funding models and those adopted by various financiers. At Sankalp, our core remains connecting capital for impact.

Circular Economies

Starting with the textile value chain, we are building expertise in implementing the principles of the circular economy for the private sector by connecting it with innovative entrepreneurs. We are also exploring circularity in agriculture, as well as other sectors, to help shape an impact economy.

Climate Crisis - Finance, Risk & Opportunity

We engage financial institutions and the private sector in conversations on their role in the climate crisis, with a focus on climate risk pricing for financial institutions, blended finance vehicles, access to climate financing for MSMEs, and the need to leverage private sector capital for on-ground solutions. We also focus on off-grid, decentralized renewable energy stakeholders, corporate ESG ratings for the private sector, and the move to a low carbon economy.

Agriculture - Increasing Resilience of Smallholder Farmers

With an emphasis on the challenges that impact smallholder farmers the most, we focus on soil and resource degradation, fragmentation of land holdings, inequity in gender roles, and climate change. Increasingly, we address circularity in agriculture and support models for smallholder farmers to increase their resilience, sustainability and profitability, while being aligned with SDG 2 and SDG 12.

Partners

WHO WE WORK WITH

Partners

WHO WE WORK WITH

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PAST ATTENDEES AND SPEAKERS

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PAST ATTENDEES AND SPEAKERS

Founded in 2002, Intellecap works across critical sectors like Agriculture, Livelihoods, Climate Change, Clean Energy, Financial Services, Gender & Inclusion, Healthcare, Water and Sanitation, and has delivered over 500 global engagements across 40+ countries and syndicated investments of over $500 Million USD in Capital. Intellecap through its presence in India and Africa, provides a broad range of Consulting, Research and Investment Banking Services, to Multilateral Agencies, Development Finance Institutions, Social Enterprises, Corporations, Investors, Policy Makers and Donors. Our common action platform, Sankalp Forum, one of the largest global inclusive development platforms, brings together the ecosystem to shape the way markets work for delivering the SDGs 2030. In 2021 Intellecap announced 100% acquisition of NRMC a climate change ecosystem player.

Select clients of Intellecap include the USAID, Rockefeller Foundation, World Bank, Ford Foundation, The Hans Foundation, Doen Foundation, GIZ, DFID, Hindustan Unilever, P&G, International Finance Corporation, Asian Development Bank and Michael and Susan Dell Foundation.  For more details please visit www.intellecap.com

 

The Aavishkaar Group are global pioneers in taking an entrepreneurship-based approach towards development. The Group is focused on developing the impact ecosystem in the continents of Asia and Africa. Aavishkaar Group manages assets in excess of USD 1.2 Billion across Equity and Credit, with 7,000+ employees present across India, Indonesia, Bangladesh and Kenya.

The Group’s ecosystems include Aavishkaar Capital – Pioneer in equity led impact investing, Arohan- One of India’s largest Technology led Financial inclusion platform, IntelleGrow – specialized lender to small and growing businesses , Tribe – a fintech player, Intellecap – Thought Leader and Advisory business with a focus on sustainability and Sankalp Forum – one of the world’s largest inclusive development led platform.

The Group’s shareholders include TIAA-Nuveen, Triodos Bank, Shell Foundation and Dutch Entrepreneurial Development Bank FMO.

For more visit – www.aavishkaargroup.com