Weekly Roundup, 13.02.2015: Eye care, health education and an increase in CSR spends

In this week’s roundup we share details of a new eye care facility, focus on digital education, list India’s CSR spends and showcase the winners of a social entrepreneurship challenge. » Read more

Terra Watt Prize: New Competition Seeks Affordable Energy Solutions for the Poor

In a sustainable energy call-to-arms, National Geographic has launched the Terra Watt Prize, a competition to identify and implement cleaner, safer, and cheaper alternative energy solutions to communities that do not have access to the electrical grid. » Read more

Ennovent Weekly Roundup 06.09.13

Last week brought forward some interesting updates in the landscape of socially focused ventures. We feature a fund-raising campaign which has allowed 40 students to complete their education, the education of 7th graders in the topic of investment, news of an Indian enterprise receiving funding to expand and a rural entrepreneur’s story of helping farmers. » Read more

Eight defining milestones in India’s social enterprise landscape

In India, socially focused ventures that provide innovations for low-income markets and create opportunities for a better lifestyle have made significant progress in fighting the battle for poverty – especially since India got independence from colonial rule in 1947. As India celebrates its 67th year of freedom it seems poignant to therefore pause and reflect on eight milestones that have played an important role in shaping India’s social enterprise landscape and the lessons they teach us. » Read more

Barefoot Power looks to reduce the cost of living off-grid in India

Over 1.5 billion people globally lack access to clean and reliable energy because of limited connectivity to electricity grids. In India, Barefoot Power is reducing the cost of those living off the grid through their unique products and distribution approaches. Read more about their journey in India. » Read more

Join us for a Tweet Chat on World Environment Day

Join Ennovent and Sankalp Forum for a Tweet Chat this World Environment Day to discuss how private enterprises can promote renewable energy practices. Follow the #1earth hashtag to stay up to date on the conversation. » Read more

Rice unveils super-efficient solar-energy technology

The new “solar steam” method from Rice’s Laboratory for Nanophotonics (LANP) is so effective it can even produce steam from icy cold water. » Read more

Indian solar lantern wins AidEx 2012 Innovation Challenge

Solar energy won at the AidEX 2012 event in Brussels on 24 October, specifically the Portable Solar Led Lantern developed by Divyesh Thakkar, from the Indian project Sunlite. » Read more

Deepika Kurup wins America’s top young scientist award

A visit to India, where she saw kids drinking dirty water, inspired the 14-year-old Indian-American to come up with a device that uses solar power to disinfect water. Read her story » Read more

Sun is King: Greenlight Planet

Greenlight Planet has lit up over 100,000 villagers lives in rural India with their solar light. In a conversation with the founder, Mayank Sekhsaria, we find out the built their business from village to village, and the road ahead. » Read more

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