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August, 2019

Editorial

By Bhaskar Chakrabarti- Professor, Public Policy & Management Group, IIM Calcutta

Dear Reader,

It is customary for some of the best magazines to have a ‘summer reading’ issue – I remember Ploughshares and Tin House, two of my favourite magazines – carrying front covers of a person holding the summer issue by a beach or amidst trees, engrossed in reading.

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Bee Basket takes initiative to save bees

Bee Basket takes initiative to save bees

By Amit Godse- Founder

Bee Basket is a social enterprise and we work on conservation, protection, rescue and relocation of perceived unwanted bee hives in urban India especially in the cities of Pune and Mumbai. In these two cities alone, the Bee Basket team has rescued and relocated more than 3200 bee hives in the past three years. They also provide livelihood and market access to tribal bee keepers and farmers through honey bees and sell natural, organic honey and other non-toxic bee based value added products to their consumers.

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How Can Start-ups tap the potential of grassroots women entrepreneurs?

Profiles of Social Entrepreneurs

How Can Start-ups tap the potential of grassroots women entrepreneurs?

By Prema Gopalan, Globaliser Ashoka Fellow and Executive Director at Swayam Shikshan Prayog

I believe excluded and resource-poor communities can be revitalized through economic growth and social progress if the true potential of grassroots women entrepreneurs is realized and tapped.

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INVENT INCUBATEE: GREENWEAR

INVENT INCUBATEE: GREENWEAR

Greenwear presents a new age of sustainable fashion where it follows the concept of Khadi, Solar Charkha (compact spinning wheel powered by solar panels installed at households levels) to create high quality affordable textiles and garments. It is a marketplace for Solar Charkha Mission and soon-to-be-launched e-commerce store for mass customization and bespoke tailoring. The product range of Greenwear believes in having zero defects in quality and zero effect on environment

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Thinking Social Seminar 2019-20

Thinking Social Seminar 2019-20

IIM Calcutta Innovation Park organized “Thinking Social” seminar in partnership with School of Social Entrepreneurs and Birla Institute of Management Technology (BIMTECH), Atal Incubation Centre on 10 th August, 2019. The primary objective of this exercise was to build awareness, interest and desire to engage with the Social Enterprise Ecosystem amongst the aspiring entrepreneurs and […]

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Upcoming Events

Upcoming Events

Thinking Social Seminar -Bangalore: The TATA Social Enterprise Challenge Thinking Social Seminar will be organised on 23rd August 2019 at Derbi Foundation in Bangalore.

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