More VC funds on cards for social enterprises this year
The year 2011 was a generally good year for venture capital investing, but social enterprises were the exception because of their perceived connection to microfinance.
Changing face of Indian philanthropy: Jethi & Campanale take social impact investing to Street
After a decade of extraordinary and entrepreneurial wealth creation, it is now time for India Inc to face the hard question: is it giving back enough to soc...
With 3 big exits, 2019 was marque year for Pierre Omidyar in India, says MD Roopa Kudva
The fund started by eBay founder Pierre Omidyar, whic...
IAN collaborates with Caspian Debt to support innovation in India
In addition to supplying capital support, the two entities will conduct various events to improve awareness about various funding options and structures available to entrepreneurs and empower early-stage startups across the country.
FII flows to Indian stocks hit record in 2019, analysts gung ho about 2020 too
FIIs pumped in a net of more than Rs 1 lakh crore in Indian stocks during the year gone by.
We need inclusive capitalism that can help vulnerable people: Rajiv J Shah, President, Rockefeller Foundation
The foundation, active in India since 1913, has now partnered with Tata Power to install mini grids to supply power to more than 10,000 villages. “We can bring the cost down significantly… and we are sure low income customers will pay for reliable power,” says Shah in an interview with Shailesh Menon in Mumbai.
View: Why India has a long way to go to win the trust of investors
Sanctity of contracts is important. A new govt annulling a contract impacts the country’s image badly.
AFI, IIITH, IITH, and T-Hub collaborate to build a social impact ecosystem for technology startups
The alliance is designed to address the critical challenges faced by social entrepreneurs with a special focus on business model, market discovery, go-to-market strategy, scale-up strategy, right technology application and securing funds.
The CEO training no one talks about
An inside look at how coaches are helping corporate executives make faux pas-free public appearances.
CX Partners, IFC, ADB may buy 80% in Indian School Finance
Private equity firm CX Partners, the ADB and the World Bank arm IFC are in the process of acquiring about 80% of Indian School Finance Co Pvt Ltd (ISFC), one of the leading non-banking financial companies in the education sector.
Social Stock Exchange for ‘for-profit’ social enterprises: An idea whose time has come
57 per cent of the social enterprises identify access to debt and equity as a barrier.
Mistrust between govt & businesses growing: Ajay Piramal
The head of the diversified Piramal Group refused to comment on the media reports of Japanese investor SoftBank backing out of a proposed deal with his NBFC arm.
LGT Lightstone pumps Rs 140 crore into Kauvery Hospital
The proceeds from this round will be used to deepen Kauvery’s presence in Tamil Nadu and expand its footprint across South India.
View: India needs new green industries to ensure economic growth
Green industries are classic ‘impact investments’ — investments that offer both investment and social returns.
Aavishkaar Group scoops up $37 mn in fresh financing from Dutch development bank
The impact investment platform will use the proceeds to further push into Africa and Southeast Asia; Is targeting AUM of $7 billion by 2025-26.
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