Sankalp Global Summit 2019 Enabling Sustainable Change

English connotation of the word Sankalp means oath or resolve to achieve a goal or objective. In Vedic numerology, Sankalp has expression number 11, underlining visionary outlook, artistic sensitivity and intuition. Driven within the realm of true grit and determination, Sankalp Forum lives up to its essence as a one-stop platform enabling one of the largest social enterprises gathering in the world.  Continue reading “Sankalp Global Summit 2019 Enabling Sustainable Change”

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What is Impact Investing: The Rise of Patient Capital

Patience is not the most iconic song of Gun N Roses, yet it completes the rock band in its entirety and range of rock music. Patience one of the sublime virtues among humans, combined with capital takes the form of Patient Capital. Patient Capital termed coined by Jacqueline Novogratzfounder and CEO of marquee impact investment firm, Acumen, refers to impact investing or financing for social and/or environmental good. These investments are long term investments and take time to recover the capital. Impact Investing is a key enabler for social change and impact and in the next decade will become a potent tool in the development sector.   Continue reading “What is Impact Investing: The Rise of Patient Capital”

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What are Sustainable Bonds in a nutshell?

Source: environmental-finance.com, Sustainable Bonds: Market Forecast 2019. Source: CBI, DZ Bank (2019)

To achieve its 2020 agenda, the United Nations needs to attract $5T private capital per year. The global bond market valued at $100T will play one of the most pivotal roles in achieving the Sustainable Development Goals target as part of Public Private partnership. Although the bond market is one of the essential ways to attract capital for development work through the Sustainable Bonds, it is still less than $1T. At the same time, in recent years, a surge in enabling Environmental, Social, and Governance standards within the gamut of impact investments has boosted a rise in issuance of sustainable bonds within this segment. Continue reading “What are Sustainable Bonds in a nutshell?”

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Podcast Episode 5: Nishant speaks with Dr. V Premnath; Director/ Co-founder Venter Center

“Problem solving, technology and entrepreneurship so hand in hand” Dr. V Premnath

Nishant Malhotra (The Middle Road) interviews Dr. V Premnath. Dr Premnath Venugopalan is the Co-founder and Director of the Venture Center, the largest inventive enterprises incubator in India. He is also Head NCL Innovations, NCL and Head IP group. A leading global technocrat, entrepreneur and inventor, Dr Premnath is a technology development and innovation “Guru” with specialty in commercialization of high-end technological products and entrepreneurship. Well-read and educated, Dr Premnath has a PhD from Massachusetts Institute of Technology, US, and B.Tech. from the Indian Institute of Technology – Bombay. He is also served as a Chevening Technology Enterprise fellow for a year at the Center for Scientific Enterprises, London Business School, and Cambridge University. Dr V Premnath is a prolific inventor and has many patents to his name Continue reading “Podcast Episode 5: Nishant speaks with Dr. V Premnath; Director/ Co-founder Venter Center”

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The Venture Center “Enabling Entrepreneurship Ecosystem and Landscape”

Nikola Tesla “The spread of civilization may be likened to a fire; first, a feeble spark, next a flickering flame, then a mighty blaze, ever increasing in speed and power.”

Proving Tesla, The Venture Center, India’s largest multifaceted science and technology business incubator is a mighty blaze increasing rapidly in holistic power and glory from its humble beginnings. Located within a 5000 square meter facility in an 11-acre sprawling campus of the NCL Innovation Park, the Venture Center is a premier incubator in Asia playing a monumental role in enabling social change and impact by fostering a creative, knowledge focused, and intellectual property-rich start-up ecosystem. Continue reading “The Venture Center “Enabling Entrepreneurship Ecosystem and Landscape””

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Digital Cooperation Step Forward

Digital Cooperation

The United Nations nudge for Digital Cooperation signifies the growing importance and role of digital interconnections between economies. This publication looks at how best to leverage digital resources for implementing sustainable development goals SGD, growing risks related to the proliferation of the internet, including Cyber Security, Deep Fakes, privacy laws, and key recommendations and policy enactments. Pic Source: UN Continue reading “Digital Cooperation Step Forward”

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