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Opinion 3 Intellecap 20 January 2017

Agribusiness in East Africa: Innovative Social Enterprises

Social entrepreneurs are improving rural employment, empowering communities, and tackling various constraints in the food value chain. The concept of social entrepreneurship, the idea of using business to solve major social and environmental problems, is …

Opinion Intellecap, Aparajita Agrawal and Teresa Khanna 17 April 2015

A 5-point list of policy recommendations for robust social enterprise development in India

The Nand & Jeet Khemka Foundation has for a while been deliberating with individuals and enterprises in the social enterprise (SE) sector for the need for a social entrepreneurship policy for India.  It’s not uncommon …

Opinion 1 Nilotpal Pathak and Intellecap 9 February 2015

The ‘replicability’ of business models across geographies: a response to Acumen and Bain’s Growing Prosperity report

Growing Prosperity: Developing Repeatable Models® to Scale the Adoption of Agricultural Innovations, the new report by Acumen and Bain & Company, produced with the support of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, is intended to …

Conference reports 3 Intellecap 15 September 2014

SOCAP 2014: have we lost our sense of wonder?

As a SOCAP debutante, I had heard accounts of the productive chaos that the four days of SOCAP are supposed to be. As I travelled the 19 hours from Mumbai to San Francisco, my thoughts …

Opinion Intellecap 20 May 2014

Impact Bonds in India: Relevance with Opportunity or just Innovation for sake of it

There is a new financing paradigm for sectors that address societal challenges. Amongst many new innovations, one of the most promising are Social Impact Bond (SIB) that emerged from the UK and have the potential …

Opinion Intellecap 4 May 2014

The ‘So-What’ of your Impact Story: Understanding the role played by impact funds in driving ‘impact’

It has been only 7 years since the term ‘Impact Investing’ was formally coined, but for a relatively young sector, the numbers aren’t too disappointing. Indian funds have invested in enterprises across a wide range …