Top 5 posts from the Ennovent Blog in 2013

Within impact investing and socially focused enterprises – still considered a nascent sector in India – a year can be a long time. Throughout this year we have seen a variety of trends and highlighted a range of innovations for low-income markets that are creating a strong and sustainable impact. As 2013 now comes to an end, we share below our top 5 posts from the year that has gone by in case you missed them. » Read more

Social Santa – socially and environmentally conscious gifts for Christmas

There’s less than two days left for Christmas! Whether you’re looking for a nice, meaningful last-minute gift for your mum or for your boyfriend, these companies help make giving go beyond the person you’re gifting to. » Read more

Ennovent Weekly Roundup 18.10.13

 

It’s that time of the week again when we share top stories from across India on enterprises for low-income markets, impact investing and beyond. This week there seems to be a strong light shining on the sector with Economic Times sharing how roads and mobiles have improved the lives of the poor and Naina Lal Kidwai of FICCI sharing examples of innovative solutions that are transforming the lives… » Read more

Ennovent Weekly Roundup 23.08.13

This week on our round-up, we feature an article which discusses the way governments and social enterprises can work together and also share five ways in which big business can help socially focused ventures. We also feature the work of two enterprises which have bettered the lives of many in rural India. » Read more

Ennovent Weekly Roundup 2.8.13

This week on our roundup we feature the work of a social focussed venture a social enterprise which aims to ensure the availability of equitable and affordable eyeglasses to every individual in the world. We also discuss the launch of the world’s first Impact Exchange, share an interview with the man that founded the term ‘Bottom of the Pyramid’ and showcase innovations created in rural India. » Read more

Opportunities for Innovation at the BoP in India’s Healthcare Industry

India’s healthcare industry is growing rapidly. However, the standard of care and existing infrastructure continue to be below par resulting in limited treatment options, especially for low-income families. Ennovent, in partnership with the University Impact Fund highlights areas for innovation at the BoP in India’s healthcare industry. » Read more

Early-stage enterprises need more than money

Although the World Resources Institute reports that low-income segments represent a US$ 5 trillion global market, entrepreneurs catering to low-income markets find that developing scalable business models is often complex and risky. Early-stage enterprises therefore need more than money. » Read more

Interview with Saurabh Lahoti, Director Finance Services at Ennovent: Financial Modeling for early-stage low-income market focused enterprises

Director – Finances Services at Ennovent, Saurabh Lahoti talks to us about Financial Modeling for early-stage low-income market focused entrepreneurs » Read more

TED winner Sugata Mitra talks about his million dollar idea

TED prize winner, Sugata Mitra talks about why we need schools to be structured like clouds, not like factories » Read more

Challenge and Opportunity in Indian Health Care

New research undertaken by Ennovent and University Impact Fund shows what’s working – and what’s still needed » Read more

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