A multi-dimensional approach toward poverty alleviation, livelihoods and agriculture India has made carbon reduction commitments which will cost $4.5 trillion approx. to implement, yet only a fraction of philanthropic giving in the country (2% of a $9 billion market in 2019) is directed at climate action. While government budgets and priorities are beginning to align with […]
Case Study Series 3 Energy and Infrastructure An average person in India used some 1,250 kWh of electricity last year, or one-tenth the average in the United States. Annual carbon emissions, at 1.5 tonnes per person, are less than a quarter of the average in the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD). Yet […]
Case Study Series 2 Healthcare and Education There is growing recognition of the impacts of climate change on medical and personal healthcare services and products, and of the intersections between the health of humans and ecosystems. As India is still critically underresourced in its healthcare provision, climate action is focused at these intersections in […]
Oorja Development Solutions Limited Almost 90% of India’s farmers work on small or marginal sized farms on which they produce over half the country’s food. Facing high input costs and difficulty achieving economies of scale, their crop yields and profits have remained below potential. More importantly, these farmers are locked out of accessing cost-effective solar […]
ABF’s approach to impact assessment illustrates how an organization gets started with a broad sense of outcome to be achieved.
Highlights on how Bridges Ventures sets the strategy for its portfolio and how it manages impact.
British Council China’s capacity building is its strategy in building the ecosystem as well as organisations.
Caspian – Making due diligence work through pre-launch work, low costs and testing the relationship in negotiations
Caspian’s intention to generate social and environmental impact alongside a competitive financial return from its debt and equity capital investments.
Caspian Impact Investment Adviser – IA in Financial Services, Agribusiness & Food and Affordable Housing in India
Caspian’s impact measurement philosophy is to encourage companies to collect data and to use their impact data to make better decisions internally.
This case study is part of AVPN Catalytic Capital in Asia research, which explores how catalytic capital has been deployed in different parts of Asia. Catalytic Capital in Asia Artha Impact Structure: Dedicated advisor to single family office with focus on impact investment Year established: 2006 Market-based in: Switzerland Market active in: India Key Impact […]
This case study is part of AVPN Catalytic Capital in Asia research, which explores how catalytic capital has been deployed in different parts of Asia. Catalytic Capital in Asia Structure: Private investment company, with incubator and consulting arm Year established: 2011 Market based in: South Korea Market(s) active in: Asia and Africa Key Impact Areas: […]
This case study is part of AVPN Catalytic Capital in Asia research, which explores how catalytic capital has been deployed in different parts of Asia. Catalytic Capital in Asia Structure: Private investment company Year established: 2018 Market-based in: Australia Market active in: Australia, New Zealand, the UK and Europe Key Impact Areas: Alternative energy, gender […]
ChangeFusion implemented solutions to locate and to pave the way for social enterprises thus elevating the entire Thai social enterprise eco-system.
Ambuja Cement Foundation The Daseran watershed in the northern state of Himachal Pradesh has a steep terrain, where people grow crops on small patches of land and often on slopes. The annual rainfall is high and erratic, and farmers here face serious problems with fertile topsoil erosion, carrying significant ecological and economic impacts through the […]
Center for Water and Sanitation, CRDF, CEPT University, Ahmedabad The Center for Water and Sanitation has been supporting small and medium cities in Maharashtra, namely Wai, Sinnar, Satara, and Karad, in improving their sanitation services through climate adaptive and mitigative actions. The level of sanitation provision differs greatly in these cities, from fully sewered cities […]
Dr. Reddy’s Foundation Rice is one of the most important food crops globally and in India, the second largest rice-producing country after China with over 45 million hectares under cultivation. Rice production in India faces a number of challenges, from the plummeting water table and unsuitable soils to soaring input prices for farmers. The changing […]
Centre for Urban and Regional Excellence The city of Agra is running out of groundwater. As the main river, Yamuna, is contaminated and untreatable, people’s access to clean water is limited and impoverished people have been disproportionately affected. The scarcity of clean water causes health problems, hinders formal education and productivity, and perpetuates poverty. Women […]
Crevisse – Building the next generation of socially innovative and financially sustainable enterprises
Crevisse’s mindset of partnerships and capabilities transfer to the enterprise with the aim of making socially innovative companies profitable.
Dasra developed a robust, continuous IA framework using Balanced Scorecard with IRIS and other indicators.
Pre-engagement processes driven strongly by extensive sector expertise to guide the funding by philanthropists and corporate funders.
DBSF aims to spark social innovation and grow social entrepreneurship by encouraging the development of ground-breaking social initiatives.
SwitchON Foundation Our foundation works on issues of global importance and the local issues of poor and marginalised farmers in rural and Indigenous communities. We are dedicated to strengthening the nexus of energy, water and agriculture in India by starting innovative projects and incubating successful ventures in renewable energy access, agrarian and allied livelihoods, skilling, […]
Deshpande Foundation’s capacity building follows a consistent bottom-up approach, working to empower aspiring entrepreneurs.
Highlights EdelGive Foundation’s pre-engagement strategy of the initial phase of its partnership process.
Epic advocates for working across silos and actively leverages the insights of partner organisations to look for additionality and complementarity.
Offering a diversified portfolio of capacity building measures to Japanese interested in social entrepreneurship at any stage.
Good Business Lab Rapid climate change and global warming have highlighted the importance of thinking through and adopting technologies and strategies for mitigation. Businesses are key to world environmental outcomes, and to mitigating adverse effects for workers. Climate induced loss in labour productivity and the growing cost of production with growing energy and fuel demand […]
SwitchON Foundation Agriculture workers are 55% of all workers in India, where 58% of rural households work in agriculture. Small and marginal farmers (with less than two hectares of land) account for 86% of all farmers in the country, but they own just 47% of cropped land and are generally excluded from modern market arrangements […]
Mudita & Radhesh Private Limited Mudita & Radhesh Private Limited is an innovative social enterprise established in 2017 that aims to transform the lives of tribal women in India through sustainable development. Mudita & Radhesh Private Limited has developed a new natural wool-like fibre by up-cycling feathers of chicken butchery waste. These feathers, spun into […]
Most organisations hold more than one investment engagement and invest in multiple organisations. Portfolio management entails developing a diversified investment strategy with various investment vehicles that achieve the overall social and/or financial mission of the social investor. Some considerations for funders would be about what kind of organisations are added to the portfolio (pre-engagement), how […]
Padcare Labs Private Limited Menstrual management is an underserved space in climate action and health. Thus, PadCare aims to serve as a hygiene management solution that completes the loop of the menstrual hygiene economy by generating harmless, recyclable output out of soiled pads. We seek to bring about positive and significant changes in the sanitary […]
Capacity building through a variety of tools which aims to create real value for the social purpose organisation.
Hydrogreens Agri Solutions There is an estimated 40% shortage of green fodder (260 Million tons) that is affecting 70 million farmers involved in livestock farming in India – 70% of the farmers are women. Moreover, the production loss in dairy animals amongst high milch animal density regions of India is computing an estimated loss of […]
Impetus draws on international examples of highly effective funder and charities, and is grounded in the capacity building framework.
Impetus-PEF took merger as an opportunity to evolve its strategy and went through intensive theory of change process.
Bharat Rohan India loses $500 billion worth of crops to pest attacks and disease outbreaks every year, and farmers now use 3.5 times more fertilisers and pesticides than in 1970. The lack of data for monitoring and traceability of crop production has resulted in a lack of support systems that incentivise farmers on sustainable crop […]