Yearly Archives: 2012

The Balance Sheet
The Balance Sheet: The “social enterprise” nomenclature – can it mean different things in India and Britain?

This article is part of an ongoing series of articles by EPG in India Incorporated, entitled The Balance Sheet - Taking Stock of India. This article was first published here. According to the Ministry of Corporate Affairs, there are 2,487 registered social enterprises in India (2011).…

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Social Impact Analysts Association – The Emerging Profession Blog: Social impact measurement in India: A brief history and insight

This blog post was first published by the SIAA on their The Emerging Profession Blog here. During the SIAA's conference  in 2012, a key topic was discussing impact analysis in different countries and contexts. In 2009, McKinsey & Co identified over 150 tools for measurement of social impact…

The Balance Sheet
Higher and Lower Education in India: Comparisons and Conjectures

Finland has the best education system in the world, and Greece the worst. That is according to the Learning Curve report, a global study of 40 countries published just a few days ago, carried out by the Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU) and published by Pearson.…

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Thoughts on Growth – The Future of Telecommunications in LEDCs

Between 2000 and 2010 mobile phone connections in less economically developing countries (LEDCs) grew by more than 1,100%, overshadowing  the 200% growth within the most economically developed countries (MEDCs) [1]. Some national growth figures were astronomical, such as that of Nigeria where mobile connections grew from…

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Making a difference: Giving by Indian diaspora can have impact on society

There is a lot of good that British Asians can do in their home countries by better understanding the social impact their philanthropic monies actually have. This would help make their home communities and countries better places to live, including achieving real change in the…

The Balance Sheet
India’s Higher Education model is close to collapse – and needs to change

Kapil Sibal, India's Human Resource Minister, estimated recently that India needs 1,500 universities, almost three times as much as the current 564, to serve its young and aspiring population, and meet expectations for economic growth. This oft-quoted but unofficial observation reflects the scale of ambition…

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The true ‘impact’ of social investments

  There is a lot of good that non-resident Indians (NRIs) can do back home by better understanding the social impact their repatriated monies can, and do, have. This would help make their home communities better places to live, including achieving real change in the…

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How Business Schools in Pakistan can foster social enterprise

In the upcoming years, developing countries will continue to account for an increasing proportion of global growth. Moreover, the higher education sector is one of the fastest growing sectors in Asian markets. Pakistan is a country of around 180 million people and with 70 %…

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Social impact measurement: Challenges and limitations

Measuring social impact is far from an easy, straightforward task where one simply plugs data into formulas to get a result that can be easily compared with other similar assessments. It is often ambiguous, in an environment where it is difficult to identify the parameters…

Thoughts on Climate Policy: How can we get on the path to global change?
Thoughts on Climate Policy: How can we get on the path to global change?

At the conference nicknamed the ‘Earth Summit’ held in Rio de Janeiro in 1992, the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) was conceptualised, with the aim of mitigating adverse anthropogenic interference on global climate. The UNFCCC splits 195 countries into groups called annex…

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