Namaste to Entrepreneurship

  Homecoming has always been a matter of excitement and delight. Though I longed to get off of that airplane and step into the cool embrace of the Kathmandu breeze for a whole year while I was in Thailand, it feels somewhat eerie to be back. Nepal is as a matter of fact, different than Read More …

We Have a Finalist!

As you may remember from a previous post, the cohort 2 students participated in a global health case competition hosted by the Association of Pacific Rim Universities. Well, we are happy to announce that one of the five GSSE videos was chosen as a finalist for the competition. This means that they have been invited to Read More …

Can we shut up and listen to people who want our help?

I listened to an interesting talk recently. I liked it so much that I listened to it again a few weeks later. The talk features Dr. Ernesto Sirolli, an Italian academic with decades of experience working in development. Dr. Sirolli made several interesting points in his talk, but one that he borrowed from E. F. Read More …

SGS Case Centre to develop academic case studies on social entrepreneurship and social innovation

Case studies have long been core components of business, medical and law school programs, but they have had a relatively small presence in the burgeoning fields of social entrepreneurship and general social “impact.” Cues from various institutions suggest that now is the time to pay greater attention to case studies as a way to educate students on social issues Read More …

Somebody Somewhere Is Telling Your Story

“There is no greater power on this earth than story.” —Libba Bray, The Diviners These days, one catchword seems to rule them all: storytelling. Stories are how humans make sense of the universe. Almost everything we do, know and aspire towards take the form of story. However, few people are aware that there are two Read More …

The SGS Interview with Sahil Choksi of Wildlife Trust of India (WTI)

My final interview at the Asian Venture Philanthopy Network conference was with Sahil Choksi, the Deputy Director and Head of Development for Wildlife Trust of India. Sahil heads up a program that buys land for people who are living in the migratory lands of elephants, which provides safety for both the people and the elephants, Read More …

The SGS Interview with Naina Batra of AVPN

Last week I attended the Asian Venture Philanthropy Network’s (AVPN) 2017 conference. (AVPN is an organization that helps Social Purpose Organizations (SPOs) match up with impact funders.) While I was I was there, I was fortunate enough to sit down with the organization’s CEO, Naina Batra. Naina shared insights on their work, including the new “Deal Read More …

The SGS Interview with Darren Ho of Edible Garden City

Last week I attended the Asian Venture Philanthropy Network’s (AVPN) 2017 conference. (AVPN is an organization that helps Social Purpose Organizations (SPOs) match up with impact funders.) While I was I was there, I sat down with Darren Ho of Edible Garden City, an SPO that develops farming projects in underutilized urban sites. In the interview, Read More …

The SGS Interview with Project Alba’s Mélanie Perissé

The Asian Venture Philanthropy Network (AVPN), an organization that helps Social Purpose Organizations (SPOs) match up with impact funders, held their 2017 conference in Bangkok. I helped out a bit and was able to record a few interviews among all the hubbub. My first of those was with Mélanie Perissé from Project Alba, an SPO Read More …