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Impact funds in India

While there are many tech startups in India targetting the urban population, there are some impacting the lives of the rest 80 per cent Out of the total 1.3 billion population in India, around 80 per cent are living in…

Mentorship for young African entrepreneurs

Ghanaian President John Dramani Mahama and Ugandan multi-millionaire tycoon Ashish J. Thakkar, on Friday officially launched Mara Mentor, an African multi-lingual online portal and mobile App for youth mentorship and entrepreneurship, in Ghana, as part of his government’s efforts in cultivating…

Impact investing scales rapidly in India

Sectors like microfinance institutions, financial inclusion and healthcare together received 82% of the investment. Photo: Mint Mumbai: Impact investing firms, which invest to deliver social benefits alongside financial returns, have put $1.6 billion (around Rs.9,600 crore) into India since 2000, mostly in…

Get started with cash flow management

The saying rings true: Turnover is vanity, profit is reality, cash flow is sanity. The importance of cash flow management in business. With looming deadlines, urgent customers, growing priorities and narrowing margins robbing you of your sleep at night, I know how far down ‘proper’ financial management is on your list of things to do. […]

Opportunity For Socially Relevant MSMEs to Access Funding and Capacity Building

Sankalp Forum opens applications for Sankalp Awards 2012 (India and South East Asia), finalist MSMEs to get access to funding and capacity building. Sankalp Forum, a global platform for social enterprises, announced that it is now accepting applications for the Sankalp 2012 Awards. The awards will recognize emerging enterprises across 6 categories, including the newly launched […]

Privatization of Pakistan’s Power

This story originally appeared in the September 2011 edition of the Searchlight South Asia newsletter created by Intellecap for the Rockefeller Foundation. By Usha Ganesh In an attempt to deal with the mounting energy crisis in the country, the Economic Coordination Committee of the Cabinet in Pakistan has approved a new framework for operational and maintenance contracts that […]

Mobility for the Disabled

This story originally appeared in the September 2011 edition of the Searchlight South Asianewsletter created by Intellecap for the Rockefeller Foundation. By Carlin Carr In India, 10 million people are estimated to have loco-motor disabilities, and only 5% of these disabled receive a wheelchair, brace or prosthetic that would allow them to be mobile, reports a study by Disability […]