Impact Investing: Time for New Terminology?

If we are to effectively grow the impact investing community, we need more clarity about what impact investing is—and isn’t. » Read more

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Five Questions with the Ennovent Circle: Prabhat Agarwal

In this new series on the blog, we highlight Circle member Prabhat Agarwal as he takes us through his journey in the social impact space as an entrepreneur and investor. » Read more

Five Questions with the Ennovent Circle: Vipul Prakash

In this new series on the blog, this month we highlight Circle member Vipul Prakash and ask him five questions about his work in low-income markets and insights he has gained about the sector. » Read more

AVC 2014 moves to selection phase

Artha Venture Challenge (AVC) 2014, a pan-India annual competition for early-stage ambitious social enterprises to contend for investments and scale both impact and operations has now moved to the Selection phase. » Read more

How can the 2014 budget create an enabling ecosystem for enterprises in India

For enterprises working in these markets to generate a sustainable impact and grow profits, it is essential that the government and by extension the 2014 budget creates an enabling ecosystem for such entrepreneurs. Digbijoy Shukla explores four areas where the government’s support is critical. » Read more

Orissa-based Milk Mantra raises $13M in Series C led by Fidelity Growth Partners

Dairy startup based in Odisha (earlier Orissa) Milk Mantra Dairy Pvt Ltd has raised Rs 80 crore ($13.08 million) in Series C led by Fidelity Growth Partners India with participation of existing social venture investor Aavishkaar. » Read more

Five Questions with the Ennovent Circle: Sadeesh Raghavan

In this new series on the blog, every month we highlight one of our Circle members and ask them five questions about their work in low-income markets and their insights about the sector. » Read more

Impact Investing: Can we pay her less?

What constitutes impact investment? The debate seems to be an ongoing one. At the heart of the debate is the question that when push comes to shove what are an investors’ priorities? Profit or impact? Strive for both, but be clear about which is subservient. » Read more

Network Member, Daily Dump raises funding from Ankur Capital

Daily Dump, founded by Ennovent Network member Poonam Bir Kasturi wants to bring about far-reaching social change gently. The company offers services and solutions to convert household waste into high-quality compost and recently secured funding to scale operations from Mumbai based impact fund, Ankur Capital. » Read more

Women’s business empowered by SURE

There has been a massive growth of microfinance in India, and 85% of the poorest users of microfinance are women, with microloans giving them more economic freedom. Aiding this trend is a company called Sakhi Unique Rural Enterprises, or SURE. SURE works with women in rural areas, and empowers them as entrepreneurs to sell products in their communities. » Read more

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