Social Enterprise

  • In mid 2014 I was approached by the CSR department of an advertising agency Grey, who needed help with designing and rolling out an ambitious education program, in Asia. In conjunction with their client GSK Horlicks, they planned to visit isolated communities where the children have no access to schooling, and implement solutions to help bridge that gap. The Horlicks School Journey Initiative was born and a …

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  • “Traditional charity and aid are never going to solve the problems of poverty” – Jacqueline Novogratz, Founder of Acumen Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) is a term that became popular in the 1960’s, when being used to describe the moral intentions and activities in business.  However, it’s only really been a common part of every day business in the last 10 to 15 years – the relevant …

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  • Sharing Value through Entrepreneurship

    A Social entrepreneur recognizes social problems and uses entrepreneurial techniques to create, organize, and execute strategies to achieve the change required. To be one takes courage, a tenacious attitude and plenty of heart. Today we have a pressing number of social issues that need tackling in the world; hunger, health, education, access to proper drinking water, climate change, to mention a few. As the population steadily …

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  • A Model for Social Business

    Social Entrepreneurship is a term that’s been used since the 1970’s, though it is far more prevalent in business language used in the past 10 years. What a social enterprise is and how you classify one takes many forms, but I don’t think anyone would argue that fundamentally the core focus of a social venture, is to have some sort of positive impact with the …

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  • Journey to school

    For the past couple of months I’ve been helping a large multi national company, to implement a program relating to education. Typically, an education program rolled out by a corporate company might mean building a school, sourcing schools books, providing uniforms or placing teachers. This program is a little different and focuses on the journey that children need to make to attend school. It’s an …

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