Yearly Archives: 2014

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 %…

SROI
Social Return On Investment (SROI): Three technical challenges

EPG's Managing Director co-authored this paper for the Social Enterprise Journal. The purpose of this article is to explore three technical challenges and misconceptions involved in measuring social return on investment (SROI). Although there is considerable information available about the conceptual framework of SROI, its…

Challenges  and misconceptions with SROI
Challenges and misconceptions with SROI

There is increasing pressure for providers of public services to evidence the social impact they are having. The application of SROI is a relatively young discipline, often not well understood by the third sector. There is considerable variability in how SROI is applied, which makes…

Spear’s Magazine: Philanth-Rupee (featuring interview with EPG)

India's wealthiest citizens may be rising forces in the new world, but their charitable giving is lagging behind. Sophie McBain from Spear's Magazine looks at the measured being taken to end this subcontinental drift. It features an interview with EPG's Managing Director on motivating factors…

PRESS RELEASE: The Future for Pakistan: Incubating Social Enterprises in Business Schools
PRESS RELEASE: The Future for Pakistan: Incubating Social Enterprises in Business Schools

[caption id="attachment_1095" align="alignnone" width="560"] Speaker panel at the report at Allen & Overy in London: (left to right) Dylan Matthews, Senior Associate, Allen & Overy; Dr Iman Bibars, Regional Director, Ashoka Arab World; Suniya Qureshi, Executive Director, British Pakistan Foundation; Priya Shah, Consultant and Lead…

PRESS RELEASE: Leading Hindu organisation adds up to £5.4m value to British economy
PRESS RELEASE: Leading Hindu organisation adds up to £5.4m value to British economy

HFB social impact report launch at House of Commons, 10 October 2013: (From left to right) Arjan Vekaria, President of HFB; Alok Sharma MP, Vice Chair of the Conservative Party; and Pratik Dattani, report author. LONDON 10 OCTOBER 2013: A first-of-its-kind study for any religious or…

Social impact report – Hub King’s Cross

Impact Hub King’s Cross presents here it’s first snap shot impact report, marking the organisation’s 5th anniversary and the evolution of the HUB network to Impact Hub network. The launch of this new name gives us an opportunity to reconnect as a global movement –…

Henry Jackson Society- Which faith views least represented in media?

A major new research report by the Henry Jackson Society (HJS), a cross-partisan British think-tank, says that Hindus are under-represented in the media. The reason appears to be a lack of media-trained, articulate and savvy Hindu representatives, as well as a lack of Hindu civic…

The Guardian: Pakistan’s social entrepreneurs eager to unlock innovation potential
The Guardian: Pakistan’s social entrepreneurs eager to unlock innovation potential

[caption id="attachment_1105" align="alignnone" width="460"] A new report looks at how the social innovation movement in Pakistan can become more dynamic. Photograph: Daniel Berehulak/Getty Images[/caption] This article first appeared in The Guardian on 7 February 2013. The social enterprise landscape in Pakistan is nascent but fast-growing.…

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