Yearly Archives: 2012

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).…

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.…

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…

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…

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…

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 %…

The case for social entrepreneurship in Pakistan
The case for social entrepreneurship in Pakistan

By: Priya Shah Pakistan is home to numerous microenterprises, which will continue to serve as a pipeline for two players: a) policy-makers, for whom long-term social impact can address community needs; and b) investors, who will need greater deal-flow to finance these microenterprises. The development…

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