Forthcoming Event: 6th April 2021
Webinar on Social Enterprise: Creating Conducive Eco-System
Date: April 6th 2021 | Time: 3:00 pm to 4:30 pm
Social entrepreneurs (SE) around the world have been unparalleled catalysts for social change. It has demonstrated how innovative new models can address our biggest social problems, while creating jobs and sustainable growth.
The India Social Enterprise ecosystem is active across all major sectors of the economy and teeming with opportunity. SEs have the potential to make India’s spectacular growth story work better for its poor citizens. By employing innovative business models, SEs are addressing India’s vast development needs, while maintaining sustainability through viable revenue models. Simultaneously, this space is witnessing significant growth in the availability of social investment due to increasing awareness of its potential value and programmes which blend grants with investments to make them more accessible and affordable. There are a growing number of support organisations – corporations, incubators, accelerators, academic, donor and government programmes – providing direct and indirect assistance to social enterprise.
But being an entrepreneur in itself is challenging and addressing a social cause through it is undoubtedly going to make the journey more difficult. Their work is to implement a low-cost business solution for socio-causes while dealing with the shortage of funds, manpower, resources and many more. The hurdles in the way are endless but the idea to transform lives for collective good is the driving force that helps such social entrepreneurs in India to navigate the turbulent waters of social entrepreneurship.
This sector has excelled at launching initiatives, but SE is now at crossroads. Enterprises are not growing at a sufficient pace to meet the escalating problems; the sector has neglected the underlying systems for scaling successful or matured models. The risk of backsliding on ground-breaking social accomplishments achieved, losing expertise of experienced social entrepreneurs, at a time when it is needed most.
Now there is a need to search for a common ground to capitalise upon these unique market-driven mechanisms with technological, managerial, social knowledge and skills to affect social change. To understand the ecosystem of social enterprises as well as their challenges, FICCI is organising a virtual discussion on Social Enterprise: Creating Conducive Eco-System on 6th April 2021 from 3 PM onwards.
The objectives of the virtual discussion are:
- Understanding the SE ecosystem in India – opportunities, challenges, gaps, mentoring, access to finance and scale
- Role of stakeholders – academic, corporate, incubators
To join, please register here- https://webinar.ficci.com/conductive_ecosystem/. The joining link will be shared after registration.
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