The Business of Improving Lives: Social Business in India

If you could give to the poor, and at the same time remediate the causes of their poverty, would you do it? How might you go about this? What would it take to change their daily lives so that they move from poverty to a sustainable livelihood?

Social businesses, a hybrid of charities and commercial businesses, are a growing trend that may hold the key to reshaping developing communities around the world. Social businesses focus on creating opportunity Continue reading

Human Rights in India

India is nominally the world’s largest democracy. Yet many Indian citizens are not granted the most basic human rights by their democratic government. Indians are faced with forced marriage, forced labour (including child labour, with India supplying nearly 25% of the world’s child labourers), horrifying conditions in the criminal justice system, and suppression of free speech. Continue reading