Saathi manufactures 100% biodegradable and compostable all-natural sanitary pads from banana fiber. We create impact which affects women health , community and environment.
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Let’s start with the statistics: India is home to close to 18% of the world’s population and 50% of it is female. Currently, only 39% of Indian women are formally employed, compared to 81% of Indian men. Less than 20% of women are entrepreneurs and of those that are, only 9% sit at the helm of small and medium enterprises (SMEs) in the social sector.
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It’s hard to imagine a for-profit company that does not incorporate customer feedback into its business model. Whether it’s Apple smoothing out glitches in a software update based on user experience or hotel staff responding to comments posted on TripAdvisor, customer reviews are integral to a company’s success and in turn enhance those customers’ engagement and empowerment.
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A lack of access, skills and business acumen often prevent women and women-owned enterprises from being able to participate in markets or scale their economic participation. Find out what e-commerce can bring to the table.
A First-of-Its-Kind USD $1,500,000 Philanthropic Pooled Fund Created to Strengthen Healthcare Systems in Southeast Asia
A.T.E. Chandra Foundation (ATECF) anchors the philanthropic giving of Chandra Family. Strategic "portfolio approach” to social investments has helped advance and maximise its impact through various interventions. The Foundation works in collaboration with many leading Indian and Global organisations in the social sector such as Centre for Social Impact & Philanthropy (CSIP), The Bridgespan Group […]
Aavishkaar Capital is the equity arm of The Aavishkaar Group which manages in excess of US$1 billion in AUM across equity and credit. The Group’s shareholders include TIAA-Nuveen, Shell Foundation, Triodos Bank and Dutch Entrepreneurial Development Bank. Aavishkaar Capital is one of the global pioneers in taking an entrepreneurship based approach to scaling businesses for […]
Above and Beyond a Grantmaking Exercise: How an Evolving Partnership Can Create Better Futures for Girls in Cambodia
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As social issues like unequal access to education transcends across multiple silos, like-minded stakeholders need to partner and move collectively to create impact. Find out how Atlassian Foundation and Room To Read are doing just that, and how you can do so too.
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It’s not often that something innovative and potentially game-changing comes along in the field of strengthening human rights, particularly when it comes to the rights of women and girls.
ADB Ventures is the venture arm of the Asian Development Bank. We invest in bold technology startups solving the Asia’s biggest unsolved problems with a focus on tackling climate change and gender inequality. We back game-changing climate technology entrepreneurs across multiple rounds including seed, early and early-growth stage capital to help them scale up while […]
AgFunder is one of the most active venture capital investors focused on global foodtech and agtech with offices in San Francisco, Singapore and New York. Our primary business model involves venture investment and asset management in agrifood technology. We are also the leading voice globally in agrifood technology development, investment and startup news through our […]
Empower smartphones to identify the voice biomarker of users’ psychological conditions, and support users with relaxation content. It is designed to benefit the mentally sub-healthy population.
Duithape enables our clients to distribute aid digitally. Our strength is our ability to cater to non tech-savvy users from ages 5 to 80 years old and even the disabled.
ALSiSAR IMPACT is a pioneer in the social entrepreneurship ecosystem and has been instrumental in building the ecosystem from the early stages 12 years ago. We are market leaders in South Asia in Transaction Advisory in impact investing and social enterprise landscape. Focus work includes: Due Diligence; CFO Advisory; Blended Finance; Legal documentation; Regulatory Advise; […]
Amoli Handicrafts began as a urgent need to to provide viable job opportunities to survivors of trafficking. We provide survivors with a steady income source while in the process developing their skills.
Anudip’s Women in Tech programme develops technology-driven skills for at-risk young women between 18-30 years from very conservative and deprived backgrounds, building a pathway to secure sustainable digital livelihoods.
APCO Worldwide is an advisory and advocacy communications consultancy helping leading public and private sector organizations act with agility, and build organizational reputations, brands, relationships and solutions to succeed. APCO is an independent and majority women-owned business. Most importantly, we are a trusted partner to our clients. We help them anticipate, plan, execute and secure […]
Apon strives for better health and wellbeing of low-income industrial workers – increasing real income, free financing and no cost life and health insurance through a sustainable retail system.
Series of practical guides to social impact strategy, assessment and communication
ARMMAN has developed 2 services to empower India’s frontline health workers (ASHAs): Kilkari, an automated voice-call system with preventive care information to women during pregnancy and infancy, and Mobile Academy, which offers mobile-based refresher training.
An online community dedicated to building relationships between resource providers and SPOs working on or in India.
Arthan (www.arthancareers.com) is a social enterprise committed to transforming the human capital landscape in the impact sector in India. Arthan enables impact-driven organisations to strengthen how they hire, retain and develop talent through its work in hiring and HR advisory including policies, processes and organisational development. Arthan’s non-profit arm (www.arthan.in) equips students from underprivileged communities […]
Leverages art and low tech mediums (WhatsApp, IVRS, Radio) to foster socio-emotional well being and 21st century skills in children from disadvantaged backgrounds during the pandemic.
Project Asbah is a dynamic self-replicating endeavor with the aim of providing affordable clean drinking water to urban slums and rural households of India by establishing community filtration plants.
The Asian University for Women (AUW) seeks to educate and empower women who will become skilled and innovative professionals, service-orientated leaders in their businesses and communities, and promoters of sustainable development in Asia.
The Aspen Network of Development Entrepreneurs (ANDE) is a global network of organizations that propel entrepreneurship in emerging markets.
AWARE is Singapore’s leading gender equality group. Our mission is to remove all gender-based barriers and we do this in three ways: research and advocacy, education and training and support services.
Athena Global Alliance (Athena) is a 10 year old niche consulting firm focusing on access to finance for SME in emerging markets. We have areas of expertise in gender, impact fund structuring and analysis, Islamic financing, and financial institution risk management. Athena has been graciously awarded grant funding to start a lending platform for gender […]
ACPNS • is a Queensland-based national teaching and research centre in QUT’s Business School • exists to build the capability and leadership acumen of the nonprofit, philanthropic and social enterprise sector in Australia and beyond • helps community organisations and companies drive transformative change and social impact • has delivered the benefits of its teaching […]
Australian Communities Foundation (ACF) was established in 1997 as the Melbourne Community Foundation. It was renamed to ACF to more accurately reflect our current work, which continues to grow nationally and reach globally. ACF offers individuals, families, groups, corporations and not-for-profit organisations an easy and satisfying way of giving something of real value back to […]
A leader for 65 years, AVI is an Australian not-for-profit organisation committed to achieving economic and social development outcomes across Asia, the Pacific and the world. AVI invites change. We connect people to bring about change by sharing their skills, knowledge and experience through international pathways and networks. We combine our extensive cross-sector networks with […]
The two biggest challenges women in rural India face are the lack of financial independence as well as lack of say in local governance. Both of these push women towards dependency for access to resources, be it in the family or the public space. Supporting women in rural areas through creating entrepreneurship opportunities, an enabling ecosystem, and systemic capacity building is an effective way of ensuring financial independence for them.
AVPN with support from Investing in Women and in partnership with AmCham and AusCham in Vietnam look forward to the second installment of Gender-Lens Investing in Practice with a focus on showcasing women entrepreneurs.
Over the years, there has been increasing efforts to achieve women’s economic empowerment in Indonesia. There is a unanimous appetite among impact and mainstream investors to understand gender lens investing, a relatively new and emerging theme in Indonesia.